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Tourists trigger drinking water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Tourists trigger drinking water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Dec 5 2018
Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands have appealed to the central Thai government to help manage a shortage of clean drinking water across the popular tourist…
Dec 3 2018
As we reach the last month of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on the previous 11 months and look forward to 2019. This has been another year of…
Water use plan in Maui, Hawaii, revisited
Water use plan in Maui, Hawaii, revisited
Nov 28 2018
Maui, Hawaii, has begun public hearings on a new draft of the island’s water use and development plan, which has not been updated since 1990. The…
Study investigates drinking water pollution in Lake Mead
Study investigates drinking water pollution in Lake Mead
Nov 26 2018
The Utah Division of Water Quality, U.S. Geological Society, National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation launched a study to determine the…
Nov 21 2018
An analysis of U.S. EPA data by USA Today Network New Jersey found more than 1.5 million New Jersey residents are served by a water utility that has…
Drinking water contaminated by herbicide
Drinking water contaminated by herbicide
Nov 16 2018
A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that nearly 30 million Americans in 28 states have some level of atrazine in their tap…
Arizona tribes receive funding for drinking water concerns
Arizona tribes receive funding for drinking water concerns
Nov 14 2018
The U.S. EPA announced $26.7 million in funding to 18 tribes in Arizona to invest in environmental programs and water infrastructure. EPA made the…
EPA invites projects to apply for drinking water infrastructure funds
EPA invites projects to apply for drinking water infrastructure funds
Nov 9 2018
The U.S. EPA invited 39 projects in 16 states and D.C. to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the…
Senators introduce drinking water act for low-income and small system assistance
Senators introduce drinking water act for low-income and small system assistance
Nov 2 2018
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and co-sponsor Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2018 to the U.S.…
Michigan township receives funds to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
Michigan township receives funds to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
Oct 31 2018
Oscoda Township, Mich., received $1 million in two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to connect homes that use well water…
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Oct 30 2018
In Ottawa County, Mich., high levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in the drinking water at a Grand Haven…
India implements new drinking water ATMs using reverse osmosis filtration
India implements new drinking water ATMs using reverse osmosis filtration
Oct 29 2018
New Delhi, India, has begun a pilot program to make clean drinking water accessible and affordable using water automatic teller machines (ATMs). The…
Arizona nonprofit supports rural drinking water systems
Arizona nonprofit supports rural drinking water systems
Oct 26 2018
The U.S. EPA announced Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center Inc. (SEAHEC), based in Nogales, Ariz., was awarded $120,000 to address…
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
Oct 25 2018
RAND Corp. released a report on U.S. water and transportation infrastructure entitled, “Not Everything is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation…
Water conservation measures underway in Lahore, Pakistan
Water conservation measures underway in Lahore, Pakistan
Oct 12 2018
Due to depleting groundwater supplies, Pakistan’s second biggest city, Lahore, has begun rationing water supplies for commercial and residential…
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
Oct 11 2018
Congress has approved America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, a bill set to provide more than $6 billion in funding for water infrastructure…
Kamahameha Schools work to close cesspools, protect water quality
Kamahameha Schools work to close cesspools, protect water quality
Oct 10 2018
The U.S. EPA and Kamehameha Schools (KS) announced KS will audit more than 3,000 properties spanning more than 365,000 acres to identify and close…
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Oct 3 2018
On Sept. 17, the Brookfield Water Utility notified residents of Brookfield, Wis., of radium contamination in drinking water exceeding federal…
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
Sep 25 2018
On Sept. 24, New Jersey American Water held a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the completion of a $37 million flood protection project at its…
Drinking water reservoir runs low in Kentucky
Drinking water reservoir runs low in Kentucky
Sep 24 2018
The Martin County, Ky., water district has declared a state of emergency due to critically low drinking water reservoir levels. The district’s intake…
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