Even with all the rain, Oregon’s water woes need to be addressed

It is raining and it will keep raining. It feels like it has always been raining. Rain-soaked Oregonians understandably doubt that water scarcity could ever be an issue here. But, in some parts of the state, we live in a land of water overabundance and also of failing drinking water systems due to quality, quantity, […]

Los Angeles Is Building a Future Where Water Won’t Run Out

Source: Bloomberg L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to boost the city’s drought resiliency includes investment in water treatment and recycling facilities. In the era of mega-drought, will it be enough? By Brian Eckhouse and Laura Bliss January 31, 2022, 8:00 AM EST   A helicopter whisks off a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles, climbs above […]

$2M in grants to help Michigan communities address lead, other water quality issues

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – More than $2 million in grants awarded recently under the umbrella of the MI Clean Water plan will assist water supplies in asset management plan development or updates, and/or distribution system materials inventory as defined in Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule. The grants, issued through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy […]

Governor DeSantis announces $500 million for waterways funding

“This is what Florida’s quality of life is all about,” Governor Ron DeSantis said at the end of a press conference held in front of the picturesque Weeki Wachee Springs on November 9, 2021. “This is what our economy runs on. You can’t find this anywhere in the country … we are blessed to have […]

North Carolina’s Atlantic Beach Watershed Restoration And Stormwater Resilience Plan Approved

The town’s impervious surfaces have increased over the years, impacting lands’ ability to absorb rainwater. Atlantic Beach’s Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Resilience Plan has been approved by the state of North Carolina. This comes after a collaborative planning effort to address flooding and polluted runoff caused by heavy rains, reported The Coastal Review. According to […]

How Funding Helped Iowa Town Transform Its Storm Water Management

Through the state revolving fund loan, Postville, Iowa, received funding to improve its water quality, storm water management and public education  Those are just a couple adjectives that come to mind when Paul Berland talks about the former Northeast Iowa Resources Conservation and Demonstration parking lot.  The lot is in a prominent location – a […]