Chemicals taint Biscayne Bay oysters. What FIU study says about our drinking water safety

Unlike some spots in the state, the oysters found in Biscayne Bay aren’t good for eating — they’re typically too scarce, too small and too tainted with pollution to be safe. But for researchers at Florida International University, the shellfish that grow in the briny bay also can serve an important and counter-intuitive purpose. They’re […]

State urges action as water quality issues continue on Reed Road

By Christopher Shea editor@dartmouthweek.net Despite a change in Dartmouth’s treatment system last year, the water main on Reed Road is still experiencing water quality issues — and the State Department of Environmental Protection is getting involved to bring the water supply up to standard. The Water Department reported on Dec. 21 that it found high levels […]

OC’s Drinking Water Has More Chemicals in It Than You Think

“Forever chemicals” — PFOA and PFOS — are linked to increased risks of cancer and weakened immune systems. Toxic chemicals in many household items are present in Orange County groundwater sources, potentially exposing residents to pollutants that can cause cancer or reduce immune systems. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, exposure to […]

Austin Water Recognized for Excellence in Government Finance

Austin Water Recognized for Excellence in Government Finance AUSTIN – The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognized Austin Water in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Government Finance, specifically for its debt management strategies. Austin Water’s creative approach successfully balances two essential priorities: increasing affordability for customers, while improving and maintaining critical infrastructure for extreme weather […]

Hyatt Powerplant at Oroville Dam Resumes Operation

by California Department of Water Resources Early winter storms contribute to rising lake levels and provide a strong start to the season, but California remains in a drought OROVILLE, Calif. – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced hydropower generation has resumed at the Hyatt Powerplant at Oroville Dam in Butte County. The powerplant was taken […]

Californian Drought Season

California’s climate actually has a recurring new season – intelligent design courtesy of mankind – the drought season. Since 2011 droughts in that region of the country are as dependable as the IRS. #water #watersolutions #savewater #drought #saveourplanet #california #californiadrought water, watersolutions, savewater, drought, saveourplanet, California, California, California water solutions, California water management, California drought […]