Searching in her garage, Lenny was hunched in a corner looking for their garden shears. She will need it to trim her garden shrubs. It was just less than a week when she worked on them and now they’re again in need of trimming. But she doesn’t mind, she said. After all, gardening, in a way, helps keep her in shape she added. But what she mind is the rust in the tool.
Residents of Boulder Hill, Montgomery in Chicago are in a predicament. For months now, they are getting rusty water supply after a well in the village pumping system malfunctioned. Having enough of it, they confronted the village officials about the problem.
The preservation and renovation of historic properties is an important part of a sustainable, smart growth approach. The renovation of an historic property is often a starting point and anchor for the redevelopment of a block, street, or district. An historic building or district can be a tangible symbol of a community’s interest in honoring its heritage, valuing its character and sense of place, getting the most out of prior investments in infrastructure and development, and encouraging growth in already-developed areas.
Rusting can happen quickly or slowly, depending on the material that’s rusting, and the environment. Rust is the oxidation of iron along with the absorption of water to make Fe2O3 with water molecules attached. Millions of dollars are lost each year because of corrosion. Much of this loss is due to the corrosion of iron and steel, although many other metals may corrode as well.
Water pipes are some of the most-prone things to rusting. And as they age, they become more and more vulnerable to corrosion and breaking away. And broke away is exactly what happened to one of San Diego’s water piping.