links that on drinking water quality and solutions for problems

Please note:  While this selection of links represents information that is believable science in this author's mind,  keep in mind that some of these are commercial links and the information that is given has been posted for business purposes.  Dr. Christine Pastorek, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

     Educational Water Links (accessed 08/18/03)

  1. Water Science for Schools.  USGS site. includes many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center....
  2. EPA site for Kids Stuff.
  3. Oregon State Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) program coordinator is: Sue McWilliams , The High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702-7963. (541) 382-4754.The goal of Project WET is to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids.
  4. Sea Grant activities at OSU Extension Service :
  5. For Kids -The animated Water Cycle and how to make your own water-cycle chamber.

      Water Use

  1. USGS Water Use report. In 1990 the USGS reports that the US used 339,000 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of freshwater for homes, farms and industry; about 220 billion gallons per day was returned to streams after use; about 137,000 Mgal/d was used to irrigate crops. (accessed 08/18/03)
  2. How much water does it take to make a hamburger?  Check out this fact sheet that also includes other foods.

      Natural Water Sources

  1. Wetlands.   What is the definition?  How are they maintained?  See the Environmental Protection Agency's web page.(accessed 08/18/03)
  2. The Willamette Valley River Basin.  - if you live in the Willamette Valley - this is your drinking water source.(accessed 08/18/03)

Water Treatment

  1. Lenn Tech (commercial site)  Animations showing stages of water and waste water treatment (accessed 08/18/03)
  2. Well water Basics from the National Ground Water Association web page. (accessed 08/18/03)

Last Updated 08/18/03 C. Pastorek