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Scientists survey groundwater via aerial footage
Scientists survey groundwater via aerial footage
Jan 3 2019
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have been using a high-resolution airborne geophysical survey to collect data for the evaluation and…
Groundwater contamination discovered in southern Wisconsin
Groundwater contamination discovered in southern Wisconsin
Jan 2 2019
A study of well water in southwest Wisconsin found 42% of 301 randomly selected wells in Iowa, Grant and Lafayette counties exceed federal health…
San Jose, Calif., adopts energy and water ordinance for commercial buildings
San Jose, Calif., adopts energy and water ordinance for commercial buildings
Jan 1 2019
On Dec. 20, the city council of San José, Calif., voted to adopt an energy and water building performance ordinance that will enable the city to…
Dec 31 2018
WRF Appoints New CEO AWWA leaders congratulated Dr. Peter Grevatt on his new position as CEO of The Water Research Foundation (WRF). Grevatt, who…
Legionella discovered at west Michigan hospital
Legionella discovered at west Michigan hospital
Dec 28 2018
One death has been reported following a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at the Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital in Hasting, Mich. On Dec. 27, the…
Madison, Wis., to test groundwater for emerging contaminants
Madison, Wis., to test groundwater for emerging contaminants
Dec 27 2018
The water utility of Madison, Wis., announced plans to increase testing for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater surrounding the…
New Delhi, India, embarks on groundwater recharge plan
New Delhi, India, embarks on groundwater recharge plan
Dec 26 2018
On Dec. 24, the Delhi Jal Board in New Delhi, India, approved a plan to restore 159 water bodies and create two lakes to aid groundwater recharge and…
EPA reveals new lead action plan for lead in drinking water
EPA reveals new lead action plan
Dec 24 2018
The U.S. EPA, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Health and Human Services announced the Trump Administration’s Federal Lead Action…
Study investigates drinking water quality from water companies versus the government
Study investigates drinking water quality from water companies versus the government
Dec 21 2018
An analysis of U.S. EPA data from 1982 to 2015 by researchers from University of California Irvine and Columbia University found that community water…
Emerging contaminants in drinking water on the rise in Michigan
Emerging contaminants in drinking water on the rise in Michigan
Dec 20 2018
Previously unreleased test results revealed that per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been on the rise in Ann Arbor, Mich., drinking water…
India implements new groundwater guidelines
India implements new groundwater guidelines
Dec 20 2018
India’s Central Groundwater Authority (CGWA) has revised guidelines for groundwater extraction. The new guidelines include introduction of a water…
Drinking water contamination discovered at Iredell County, N.C., school
Drinking water contamination discovered at Iredell County, N.C., school
Dec 19 2018
On Dec. 18, elevated levels of perchlorate were discovered in drinking water at Lake Norman High School in Iredell County, N.C. The Iredell-…
New York proposes strict standards for emerging contaminants in drinking water
New York proposes strict standards for emerging contaminants in drinking water
Dec 19 2018
The New York state Drinking Water Quality Council has recommended new drinking water standards for emerging contaminants perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA…
Los Angeles County small systems face drinking water obstacles
Los Angeles County small systems face drinking water obstacles
Dec 18 2018
A new report by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law found that small water systems in Los Angeles (L.A.) County…
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in Burbank, Calif.
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in Burbank, Calif.
Dec 17 2018
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has reached a settlement with Lockheed Martin, an aerospace technology company. Under the settlement,…
EPA awards funds to North Mariana Islands for drinking water upgrades
EPA awards funds to North Mariana Islands for drinking water upgrades
Dec 14 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded $2.1 million to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) to…
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Dec 13 2018
Congress approved the $867 million 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The bill has been applauded by environmental groups for its water…
Michigan communities challenge state lead in drinking water rules
Michigan communities challenge state lead in drinking water rules
Dec 13 2018
On Dec. 12, a Detroit, Mich., coalition filed suit against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) over the state’s rules on lead in…
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 11, the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The proposed definition…
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Dec 11 2018
A new report from the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center found that drinking water tanks on airplanes may be subject to poor maintenance…
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