Web Based Mapping/ Water Quality Index Application is the Water Quality Index Calculator

Web Based Mapping/ Water Quality Index Application is the Water Quality Index Calculator (http://www.water-research.net – Written by Mr. Brian Oram, PG)

Technology – Software

Mr. Oram has conducted research and consulting projects related to acid mine drainage ( AMD ), mine drainage, lake and stream monitoring programs, wetland creation and monitoring, filtration plant performance evaluations, testing new point of use water treatment devices and systems, hydrogeological evaluations, geological investigations, soils testing, soil morphological evaluations, water well drilling and construction, drinking water testing, mail order water testing kit program, private well water testing programs, and land reclamation. Mr. Oram has also been involved with Citizen Monitoring and other Environmental Training Programs for groups within the United States, Europe, and even the former Soviet Union.

The main reason is that most private wells and small water systems are not regulated by the EPA or the DEP in a given state and in Pennsylvania about 50% of private wells produce water that does not meet a primary health standard, i.e., Could Make the Well Owner Sick. Therefore, it is up to the individual private well owner to ensure that the water is safe. This website has been up and running for over 25 years with the primary mission of providing free information on this topic to well owners. We have had over 1,400,000 + unique visitors and many private well owners from throughout the world use this portal.

In Pennsylvania, we have found that typically at least 10 % of private well have one or more of these problems:
a. Low pH / corrosive water
b. Elevated Iron and/or Manganese
c. Elevated Bacteria (Actually it is 40 % to 50% for this parameter)

Less than 5 % of private wells have problems with methane gas, barium, alpha/beta, and other contaminants that would suggest a saline water source. In the middle, we have found about 5 to 10% may have problems with copper, lead, arsenic, and plasticizers.

Note- There are over 1 million private wells in Pennsylvania. Assume 3 citizens per household and 50 % of households having contaminated water, this means that 1.5 million citizens of the Commonwealth are Drinking Water that could make them SICK – This is a Health Crisis!
It is time to ACT. We know this information because of the hundreds of private well owners that have released their information to the Citizen Groundwater Database.
To Act, we recommend the following:

1. Get Educated and Informed.
2. Get Your Water Tested
3. Work as a Community to Develop Local and State Solutions

Using the book Field Manual for Water Quality Monitoring, the National Sanitation Foundation surveyed 142 people representing a wide range of positions at the local, state, and national level about 35 water quality tests for possible inclusion in an index. Nine factors were chosen and some were judged more important than others, so a weighted mean is used to combine the values.

(Continue reading at http://www.water-research.net – Written by Mr. Brian Oram, PG)

My Two Cents: Web Based Mapping/ Water Quality Index Application is the Water Quality Index Calculator, is an extremely valuable tool needed for homeowners to test their drinking water wells, share their information with other homeowners and locate problems and have them fixed. Mr. Brian Oram, PG is an extremely valuable asset in achieving this. I look forward in seeing this application expand providing more features that will help protect our water, and save lives. Read more about Brian Oram at B.F Environmental Consultants Inc. www.bfenvironmental.com

Apple’s iOS6 to be released this fall!

Apple’s iOS6 to be released this fall! (http://www.apple.com)

iOS 6 gives you more features to make the things you do every day even better. It’s coming this fall, and it’s free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — the moment it’s available. (Continue reading at http://www.apple.com)

iOS 6 is compatible with:
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPod touch – 4th generation
iPad 2
The new iPad

My Two Cents: I am excited about the upgrade!! I currently have the iphone 4s and I love it. Last month when I was in Cairo Egypt flying to Amman Jordan I had to make sure my driver would meet me at the airport, and my iphone 4s worked perfectly. A few months before when I was in Istanbul Turkey, my Pocket PC failed and failed when I needed it the most and no car was waiting for me in Kayseri Turkey, that is when I decided to get the Apple Iphone, when your on business or pleasure internationally I like having a mobile device that works period, and gives me options. I recommend the Apple iPhone! 🙂

LinkedIn is a hacker’s dream tool

LinkedIn is a hacker’s dream tool (www.cnn.com)

If you use LinkedIn, you’ve probably told the site where you work, what you do and who you work with. That’s a gold mine for hackers, who are increasingly savvy in using that kind of public but personal information for pinpoint attacks. LinkedIn’s vulnerability is inextricably tied to its growth. The site now has 150 million users almost twice as many as it had just one year ago. As its database grows richer, its value increases for both its members and those wishing to exploit them. (Continue reading at www.cnn.com)

My Two Cents: LinkedIn is a good tool, but it is a social networking site, and you MUST be careful. This article is correct about what to share and what not to share.

The Creativity Post Launches

The Creativity Post Launches (www.creativitypost.com)

The Creativity Post is a non-profit web platform committed to sharing the very best content on creativity, in all of its forms: from scientific discovery to philosophical debate, from entrepreneurial ventures to educational reform, from artistic expression to technological innovation – in short, to all the varieties of the human experience that creativity brings to life. (Continue reading at www.creativitypost.com)

My Two Cents: This is a very exciting concept that I believe hasn’t been done before. Check it out, its free too.

Ipnetzone Holiday Party was a Huge Success

Ipnetzone Holiday Party was a Huge Success

Last Night was IPNETZONE’s holiday party which was at the Restaurant i at 893 Broadway, NYC. Hundreds of technology people were there. The full open bar continued into the early morning hours. Many people from the Citibank opening were there too after the Citibank opening finished at Union Square.

I highly recommend having dinner at Restaurant i. The staff are very friendly, the food and drink are very good! I give them a perfect 10. Its always a lot of fun to meet new people especially in technology here in NYC.

IPNETZONE provides nationwide data and Internet services, managed network services, colocation services, and monitoring solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise clients.

Thank you IPNETZONE for a wonderful holiday party!