Who pays for a missing water meter?
I am considering purchasing a third house in Buffalo, NY. But it is missing the water meter. Would the city or local water authority pay for that?
Question answered by AngeloElectro
There is a chance the meter froze during the winter. The water was shut off and the meter was removed.
The property owner is responsible for the entire water service line beginning at the main in the street, up to and including the water pipes into the house.
Once a meter is first installed in a property, it is the owner's responsibility to maintain it. It is the owner's expense to replace it, according to the Buffalo Water Authority website.
Some addresses in the City of Buffalo are billed for water on a flat rate. Check to see if your house even needs a meter.
What is the term used to describe an election where the electorate needs a special qualification?
Example: 1. Municipal Water Authority where only rate payers are qualified to vote.
2. State/County/Municipal Retirement Board where requirement to vote is that voter must be active or retired member of the retirement system.
Question answered by Willie Boy
Cleaning BEHIND the Soap-Dispenser Part of Washing Machine?
I've noticed that since the water authorities replaced my pipes, I've had to clean the soap-dispenser part of my machine more often! Anyway, I cleaned it over the wkend and was HORRIFIED to see all this black gunge behind it! I think it's also getting into the machine, cos sometimes I see little black deposits on the clothes. Is there a SAFE way of removing the "gunge", without it getting into the machine also?
Question answered by champer
Run the machine empty on the hottest wash it will do with either washing soda or, believe it or not, vinegar in the dispenser. It helps to poke around with a bottle brush or similar first to start dislodging the crud. Then find the filter and clean it thoroughly.
You may want to do this more than once. There are probably filters on the water intake pipes too, clean these out.
You can get products which do the same, but they work no better.
What is the method for determining Permanganate value in water?
I want to find the permanganate value in water but I can't find the clear method. One method says they use titration with acidified KMno4 but there is no concetration and the fomular for calculations.
Question answered by Uncle68
Potassium permanganate is a very strong oxidising agent, and is used to determine the total quantity of organic impurities in water, since it oxidises almost everything in this category.
I don't think there is a fixed concentration of KMnO4 recommended for universal use, as it's convenient to match the strength with that of the level of contamination. It has the advantage that the solution is a deep purple colour so that it acts as its own indicator - you just titrate until a permanent faint purple-pink colour appears, making sure the mixture is well stirred. And because the colour is so deep, you can detect it at quite low concentrations.
It's normally used in acid solution, when it is reduced to the light pink manganous (II) salt. In neutral or mildly alkaline solution, it tends to finish up as manganese dioxide, MnO2, which forms a brown insoluble precipitate or stain. Because permanganate solution is not completely stable in the long term, it is common practice to calibrate its strength by titration against a stable solution of known concentration of an organic compound, such as oxalic acid.
I believe that the 'permanganate value' recorded for contaminated water is simply a measure of the amount of permanganate required - it makes no attempt to allow for the different natures and reactions of the various components of the possible impurities present. That certainly simplifies matters!
The references below may be of some assistance. Alternatively your local Water Authority might be able to identify the procedural standards that they employ.
How can I purify my water at home?
I'd like to purify my tap water at home. It taste SO great and I don't want to stop drinking it lol. I know I can get a PUR or Brita system but I want something I can do myself.
I know I can Google it but I'd rather someone answer it so they can get points.
Question answered by Peter W
There are several sorts of filters on the market. Silt filters for silt, charcoal for chemicals, and some others for other sorts of impurities. Have your water tested to see what is in it in the first place, then decide of that what you want to keep and what you want to remove.
We have a shallow well in alluvial fill at our summer house. We have had the water tested, and it is chemical and bacteria-free, but has a good deal of silt in it. So we use two 5-micron silt filters back-to-back and the water comes out crystal-clear. Occasionally at home the water authority super-chlorinates the water after a repair or some such. In that case, we use a charcoal filter for the duration of the problem. There are systems that use UV for bacteria, and some resins for certain types of spores and other contaminants. And there are RO/DI systems that will pretty much give you the functional equivalent of deionized water at the tap.
But it all starts with the test.
how cold do it need to be for water pipes to freeze and crack in ground floor condo?
my downstairs foreclosed neighbors moved out 6 months ago no i hear water running all the time.
Question answered by Honey
32 degrees F or 0 degrees C for a few days will cause pipes to freeze and start to leak. A few degrees colder and they will likely burst. Now that it is warming up, the ice will melt and let the water loose.
Contact your condo board representative immediately and report the situation. They have the authority and responsibility to enter a suite in an emergency to prevent damage to other properties. As a condo owner you will pay part of the costs of damage to other units in the building through higher condo fees and even by way of a Special Assessment against all the owners.
When do I start giving my breasfed baby water?
And if so, what water?
Question answered by MaPetiteHippopotame
You dont need to before 6 mths of age when they typically start solids... even in warm weather! You'll drink more water yourself, increasing the naturally high water content in your milk, and your baby will get everything they need that way. You already have a great link from the site Kellymom from someone. And never put sugar in the water when you do start, there is no reason to do that. If your baby is thirsty they should drink it plain. Bottled or tap water, that was a ? a few days ago from someone. I'll go find my answer and paste it in here.
I agree with some comments about bottled water being no better than some tap water (in fact, where I used to live in Alaska they put the tap water in bottles and sold it as 'bottled water'... very funny! It was good water though, dont get me wrong, but why pay for it!!!) but you need to be sure what your water has been treated with. I think some cities add too much flouride into the water, which can cause baby to have blotches/stains on their teeth when they are older. Not to mention high levels of chlorine. You also have to be careful when picking bottled water, not all bottled water is good for them either.
Ok, just googled this and here's part of an article from the link below talking about the flouride in tap water:
BOTTLE-FED babies are receiving excess fluoride because their formula is made using fluoridated tap water, a Food Safety Authority of Ireland assessment indicates.
The Department of Health asked the FSAI to investigate the impact of fluoridated tap water on infants amid concern at studies linking fluoride to cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, hip fractures, dental fluorosis and thyroid disorders.
Anti-fluoridation campaigners claim that new-borns who are fed formula-prepared with tap water are receiving three times the limit recommended by the British Medical Association, while a three-month old child receives up to six times the limit.
In the US, the Academy of General Dentistry advises that in fluoridated areas "it is recommended that parents use low fluoride bottled distilled water or tap water with a reverse osmosis home water filtration system attached that removes most of the fluoride.
"As a group of health care professions, we have a duty to protect public health and therefore we will be initiating a nationwide publicity campaign to highlight the dangers of using tap water to make up infants' feed," Dr Mac Auley said.
Better to be safe than sorry with this sort of stuff I think.
What does one need to clear with md govt in order to get a barge onto the water?
my dad owns a civil engineering company in baltimore maryland. he recently bought a barge for his company. what does he need to clear with govt before he can legally get it onto water? and forms to fill? or maybe tests to do? or what about going through department of natural resources. does he need to clear anything with the coartgaurd? who do we need to go to and stuff?
Question answered by Caretaker
If he made this investment without knowledge of requirements he has a real issue to deal with. You must answer. You have no choice but to approach the authorities. What ever we tell you has no bearing in the court you must answer to.
How are we going to run out of fresh water?
If we can turn salt water into fresh water then how are we going to run out of fresh water? How is there shortages of it?
Question answered by just call me Einstein.
The scientific community have stated that the next world war will be over fresh water- not oil.
The world's supply of fresh water is running out. Already one person in five has no access to safe drinking water.
Scientists expect water scarcity to become more common in large part because the world’s population is rising and many people are getting richer (thus expanding demand) and because global climate change is exacerbating aridity and reducing supply in many regions. What is more, many water sources are threatened by faulty waste disposal, releases of industrial pollutants, fertilizer runoff and coastal influxes of saltwater into aquifers as groundwater is depleted. Because lack of access to water can lead to starvation, disease, political instability and even armed conflict, failure to take action can have broad and grave consequences.
Fortunately, to a great extent, the technologies and policy tools required to conserve existing freshwater and to secure more of it are known; I will discuss several that seem particularly effective. What is needed now is action. Governments and authorities at every level have to formulate and execute concrete plans for implementing the political, economic and technological measures that can ensure water security now and in the coming decades.
Where do I go to lodge a complaint about water?
Is there a place online to lodge a complaint about the water usage in my apartment complex? We are in a drought in CA and they water the plants like 3 or 4 times a day! Plus the water bill is divided up between all the tenants for the whole property so I think I am paying for it too! Any ideas?
"They" is the apartment complex. We have tried to ask them about it but they won't give us a straight answer.
Question answered by Christian .
The answers I've just read have many good points such as contacting the city's water department via the city's website and speaking with the owners/managers etc (which I gather from your post you have already attempted). I think it's also a good idea to find out if there are any water restrictions, what your total water bill is and try to figure out how much you are actually paying.
if there are restrictions and they aren't being adhered to...maybe you could go to city hall with a number of other tenants that would support you and inform the proper authorities. In person will get things done right away (that translates sadly into weeks, months etc).
if there aren't restrictions then by renting there you have agreed to pay for the expenses of the owner's upkeep of the building and property...their choices. You probably don't have a leg to stand on.
But, you do have the other tenants who feel the same way. Maybe you could organize a little (or big) group in the building that could bring good old fashioned social pressure's leg to stand on. A crowd of people that are actually paying good, hard-earned money for something they feel is destructive and unnecessary can be a formidable thorn in an uncaring owner's side. If done peacefully, maturely and respectfully it should have some effect. if not now, possibly later in this owner's business life. Good luck
Oh, and ignore the people who are telling you to move to a different place on the planet. They obviously don't know the meaning and power of the word "Home". We all have our problems with where we live, running away doesn't make a home...staying does. If we all took off at the mere mention of trouble, we would all be moving and the word Home would pass out of use. Stay, take counsel of others and then do the right thing by your own lights. Sounds like that is just what it is you're doing. ta, from canada