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 […]

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, […]

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 […]