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While it may seem that replacing a kitchen faucet will be a straightforward swap of an old faucet for a new one, the first phase of the job may be the most challenging. Another issue is working in the dark on your back with your head and shoulders squeezed in the confines of a base cabinet. There is a staggering amount of kitchen faucet styles, finishes and features to...

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First, don’t panic. It’s true that a report in the journal Environmental Health found a link between California tap water and cancer. The stud…

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As you may have recently read, the inaugural cycle of funding for eligible projects from the Water Sustainability Fund has been completed. Whi…

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I read with interest your Jan. 29 news article, “Fact check: Both sides of the Keystone pipeline bend the truth.” Of all the news articles I’v…

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“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” Every time I see or hear those lines from the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Sam…

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One thing Nebraska has plenty of is wind, and George F. Kregel found a way to use it. In 1879 Kregel developed a water-pumping windmill that would harness that wind and help pioneer farmers survive on the prairie. At first, the Nebraska City manufacturing company installed the windmills and water supply equipment and helped farmers maintain and repair them. During the 20th century, the company focused mostly on water well maintenance and the pump repair business.

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