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 […]

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 […]

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 […]