Newsom imposes new California water restrictions — leaves details to locals

As a dry summer looms, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered water suppliers across California to step up their local drought responses, but fell short of requiring water rationing or setting a statewide conservation target.   Despite pressure from experts urging a strong mandate, the order leaves the exact conservation measures up to the urban water providers and major […]

Are ‘forever chemicals’ in your drinking water?

The state has created an interactive, online map for Iowans to track whether their drinking water has detectable amounts of cancer-causing chemicals that persist in the environment indefinitely. The map reflects early testing by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances — commonly referred to as PFAS or “forever chemicals.” They […]

California drought deepens as wet season is anything but

By Kathleen Ronayne April 03, 2022 at 6:50 pm CDT SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is experiencing one of the driest starts to spring in decades, data showed April 1, and absent a heavy dose of April and May showers the state’s drought will deepen and that could lead to stricter rules on water use and […]

Bringing awareness to the issue of water scarcity

Water is a valuable legacy for our future generations!  Let’s face the issue of the world water problems. As World Water Day 2022 took place last week to remind us of the importance of water scarcity.  Its focus on groundwater is still unnoticed but has a significant impact on all of us.   Groundwater makes […]

Sewer line breaks, spews 8.5M gallons of waste onto streets of California city

An estimated 8.5 million gallons of untreated sewage water spilled into a flood-control waterway in Los Angeles County after a sewer pipe failed last week, according to local officials. A concrete pipe 48 inches in diameter in Carson, Calif., collapsed Thursday, sending wastewater out of a manhole onto a city street and into the Dominguez Channel, […]