Trickle Down Thursdays, Slow It Down and Soak It In

In an effort to better educate the public on Stormwater Management the City of Grand Island will be posting descriptions of how it complies with federal regulations every Thursday with a quick overview of their program. If you would like more information please go to the City specific website at Grand-island.com

Trickle Down Thursdays, Slow It Down and Soak It In

In an effort to better educate the public on Stormwater Management the City of Grand Island will be posting descriptions of how it complies with federal regulations every Thursday with a quick overview of their program. If you would like more information please go to the City specific website at Grand-island.com

Waterwise Wednesday: Wake up! Our Water Makes Great Coffee

The Panhandle’s hard water makes great coffee. Our hard water contains “sticky” minerals like calcium and magnesium, while the coffee beans contain compounds like citric acid, lactic acid, and eugenol (a compound that adds a “woodsy” taste) that give coffee its distinct flavor and aroma. The minerals stick, or attract, the compounds while brewing providing more flavor to the coffee.

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Trickle Down Thursdays, Slow It Down and Soak It In

In an effort to better educate the public on Stormwater Management the City of Grand Island will be posting descriptions of how it complies with federal regulations every Thursday with a quick overview of their program. If you would like more information please go to the City specific website at Grand-island.com

Waterwise Wednesday: Enjoying the Fruits of the Harvest

Its harvest time for all those rain-barrel-watered garden veggies.

Save water during cooking by rinsing the produce in a large bowl of water and gently scrubbing with a veggie brush. Steam the veggies instead of boiling – it preserves nutrients in addition to water. If you choose to boil, use the minimum amount of water and save it to water plants later.

And to preserve fruits and veggies, eat them in order, starting with the things that will go bad the soonest:

First: bananas, berries, cherries, kiwis, avocado, spinach, lettuce, and grapes

Second: tomatoes, mango, peaches, pears, melon, apricots, and zucchini

Third: cucumbers, pineapple, and pomegranates

Last: carrots, potatoes, celery, apples, grapefruit, and oranges

Photo © Liz Van Steenburgh

 

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Trickle Down Thursdays, Slow It Down and Soak It In

In an effort to better educate the public on Stormwater Management the City of Grand Island will be posting descriptions of how it complies with federal regulations every Thursday with a quick overview of their program. If you would like more information please go to the City specific website at Grand-island.com

Waterwise Wednesday: It’s more than Big City

Denver’s Confluence Park, Chicago’s Riverwalk, and New York’s Highline Park are pretty, practical, and productive venues in their cities.
They’re all stormwater structures serving multiple purposes like water quality, flood prevention, recreation, habitat, and even economic development.

Scottsbluff’s Broadway bulb-outs, Riverside fishing ponds, and parking lot gardens follow the same philosophies using green infrastructure to provide not only water quality treatment but also places of recreation for our residents, habitats for a healthier environment, and ways to improve our quality of life.

Photos:
Riverside Ponds, L. Sato
Chicago Riverwalk, Armondo Sanchez, Chicago Tribune

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Trickle Down Thursdays, Slow It Down and Soak It In

In an effort to better educate the public on Stormwater Management the City of Grand Island will be posting descriptions of how it complies with federal regulations every Thursday with a quick overview of their program. If you would like more information please go to the City specific website at Grand-island.com