What is Backflow? How can I prevent it?

Central States Water Resources (CSWR) is committed to supplying homes and businesses with safe, reliable water every day. But the only way to ensure your water services remain completely free of harmful chemicals or contamination is to protect pipes from backflow. What is backflow? It’s a plumbing term for when water flows the wrong way […]

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Summer Water Conservation: 6 Smart Tips

Water is an essential part of life, our health and the environment around us. With warm temperatures, we all like to stay cool whether it’s going for a swim or enjoying a cold beverage. But, the average person uses more water in the summer than any other season. Here are six tips to help you […]

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CSWR Texas Drought Contingency Plan

Texan public water systems are required by state law to have a Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) that dictates how their customers may use water based on the time of year and intensity of drought conditions. These water usage restrictions are divided into five Stages (Mild, Moderate, Severe, Critical, and Emergency). Each Stage has its own […]

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Summer fun means pool parties and sunshine, but for those who live on the Gulf Coast, it also marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through November 30. We’re working to ensure we continue to deliver safe and reliable water and wastewater service to you. To do this, we actively prepare for […]

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May Is National Water Safety Month

May is the month that ushers in summer. With warmer weather comes swimming, fishing, playing in the sprinkler, and all sorts of other water-based activities. That makes May the perfect month for National Water Safety Month. Water safety is a lot more than just knowing how to swim (although that is really important). Water safety […]

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How We Clean Your Water

One of our top priorities is to make sure your water is safe, clean and reliable. One of the ways we do that is by disinfecting the water supply through a process called chlorination. By adding small amounts of chlorine-rich substances, a majority of the different pathogens and impurities in drinking water reserves are removed […]

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Protect Your Water System After Inclement Weather

When a snow storm, deep freeze or other winter weather sets in, it can be downright unpleasant. It can also affect your water services or pipes. This is why it’s vital to protect your water system before and after inclement weather. We recommend you take the following actions and protocols after inclement weather: As power […]

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Protect Your Water System Against Winter Weather

You don’t have to watch the forecast to know that we’re in the throes (and woes) of winter. Snow storms and weather can vary from state to state. As we prepare for winter advisories and cold warnings, it’s important to winter-proof your home’s water system and take proper measures to stay safe and warm. We […]

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My Water Has Manganese? What’s That?

As an essential nutrient, Manganese is an element found in many foods such as nuts, seeds, tea, whole grains and leafy green vegetables. It’s also recognized as a normal part of a healthy diet for many living organisms, including humans. What is Manganese? When manganese is in drinking water, it may cause taste, odor and […]

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Sweet Slurpee Science Activity For Kids

Now we have one particularly sweet experiment, which shows us that science can be very tasty! This is the third and final blog in our Learning and Development blog series. Today’s experiment one is particularly fun for a day when kids are in need of a treat. This activity also works to give kids something […]

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More At-Home Experiments: Salt and Water

Every survivalist knows the importance of being able to remove the salt from saltwater. It’s a handy concept to understand, whether you’re stranded on a deserted island or just want to understand how evaporation works. The second blog in our three-part series helps us understand how water is purified through evaporation. Objective: understanding the multiple […]

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Investing in Water Infrastructure is an Investment in Your Community

We get it. It’s frustrating to see your water bill rise. I mean, you didn’t change your water usage habits in the last month. Why would the bill be higher? The answer is often because of improved water infrastructure efforts. Replacing equipment, updating treatment processes and building new facilities require time and money. And those […]

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Water Family Fun: At-Home Experiments for Kids and Grownups

We know that water is essential for living. Here’s the other thing about H20: it can teach us some interesting things about science, too! We have found a few at-home experiments from steampoweredfamily.com to help you and your children learn about water and foster curiosity, inquisitiveness and resilience during times when we are all spending […]

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Why Are New Orleans Cemeteries so Unique? (Hint: It’s In The Water)

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know it’s a unique and exciting place to visit. The amazing culinary history and cultural celebrations like Mardi Gras throughout the year make it a must-visit destination. And with Halloween approaching, another unique thing about The Big Easy is worth noting: Have you ever noticed the curious […]

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Storm Prep for Magnolia Systems

With hurricane season upon us, Magnolia Water UOC remains committed to delivering safe and reliable water and wastewater service to you year-round. We are prepared for the current and incoming storms. Our Readiness Here are the highlights of what we are doing to keep your services functioning: Our crews are “storm hardening” all water systems. […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2020: Hand Hygiene for All

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized how regular and thorough hand washing can save lives. Global Handwashing Day on October 15 is about advocating for hand hygiene and implementing group efforts for all societies. In 2008, the first-ever observance was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, a union that combines knowledge, experience, concepts, and resources to […]

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Keeping the Celebration of World Water Monitoring Day Going

Have you ever thought about how we get access to information involving the condition of our nation’s water?  In hopes to build awareness, World Water Monitoring Day was founded in 2003 by America’s Clean Water Foundation to support water resources and inspire people to monitor the quality of local water bodies. Although the day is […]

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National Wildlife Day: CSWR and the Environment

History of National Wildlife Day Not many nationally recognized observances get two days each year. National Wildlife Day is celebrated on both September 4 and February each year. This day was founded in 2005 by animal behaviorist and philanthropist Colleen Paige as a way to bring awareness to our world’s wildlife and as an opportunity […]

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Our Company Culture: Defining OKRs To Measure Success

How does your team define your company goals? At Central States Water Resources, we believe in aligning what every employee does to produce and promote progress in our company. If every team member believes in the mission and vision — easier said than done — it makes them easier to achieve. Organizational success is not […]

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Celebrating Water Through Music

Hey folks, this is Aaron Perlut, and I’m the host of The Load Out Music Podcast, where we try to bring you a regular serving of intimate conversations with established and emerging musicians. So obviously, I love music — all kinds — from Johnny Cash to James Brown, from the Foo Fighters to the Wu […]

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Four Ways to Reduce Your Summer Water Bill

The hottest time of the year is near. Water is used more in the summer than any other season. We wanted to share some tips to help you save money on your summertime water bill. Reduce your shower time Listening to one song turns into a concert when taking a shower (we’ve all been there). […]

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