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EPA introduces water reuse plan
EPA introduces water reuse plan
Mar 8 2019
The U.S. EPA announced the development of a Water Reuse Action Plan to facilitate discussions between federal, state and local water sector…
New Mexico files suit against Air Force over groundwater contamination
New Mexico files suit against Air Force over groundwater contamination
Mar 7 2019
On March 5, the state of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, arguing the federal…
Los Angeles plans to use recycled wastewater to bolster groundwater reserves
Los Angeles plans to use recycled wastewater to bolster groundwater reserves
Mar 6 2019
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced plans for Los Angeles to recycle 100% of its wastewater by 2035. The city plans to inject treated…
From left, WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, WQA President Chris Wilker
From left, WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, WQA President Chris Wilker
Mar 5 2019
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation,…
Report finds widespread groundwater contamination surrounding coal ash pits
Report finds widespread groundwater contamination surrounding coal ash pits
Mar 5 2019
A new report, published jointly by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, found that 91% of coal-fired power plants in the nation…
Jaden Smith's foundation donates water filtration system to Flint, Mich.
Jaden Smith's foundation donates water filtration system to Flint, Mich.
Mar 4 2019
On March 2, Jaden Smith visited First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Mich., to present the church with a new portable water filtration…
Emerging contaminants found at two sites in Oregon
Emerging contaminants found at two sites in Oregon
Mar 1 2019
Recent testing revealed high levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) at two sites in Northeast Portland, including the Portland Fire and…
Study finds cleaning up lead in drinking water would provide return on investment
Study finds cleaning up lead in drinking water would provide return on investment
Mar 1 2019
A new report by the Minnesota Health Department and the University of Minnesota found that while it would cost more than $4 billion to replace the…
New study investigates the relationship between well water contamination and agriculture
New study investigates the relationship between well water contamination and agriculture
Feb 28 2019
New research by a U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist found that nitrate and coliform mostly enter well water supplies through agriculture…
Feb 27 2019
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) revealed that a report to track the movement and growth of a saltwater plume in Brunswick, N.J., groundwater is…
Wet weather leads to increased water supply in Phoenix
Wet weather leads to increased water supply in Phoenix
Feb 27 2019
The wet winter’s snow and rain accumulation has provided a much-needed boost to Phoenix’s water supply. According to the Salt River Project (SRP),…
Feb 26 2019
A Washington University data analysis found high levels of groundwater contamination near coal ash ponds at one of Missouri’s largest coal-fired…
Michigan township bans well water at new developments
Michigan township bans well water at new developments
Feb 25 2019
Allendale Township, Mich., voted to require new developments to connect to municipal water lines instead of using well water. The new rule is in…
Feb 22 2019
IAPMO India Opens New Office The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) India announced that it will celebrate the…
Colorado town plans to reuse purified wastewater as drinking waster
Colorado town plans to reuse purified wastewater as drinking waster
Feb 21 2019
The city of Castle Rock, Colo., announced plans to use treated wastewater for drinking water. The plan will involve purifying wastewater, releasing…
Investigation explores mining pollution and its impact on drinking water
Investigation explores mining pollution and its impact on drinking water
Feb 21 2019
A new investigation found that at average flows more than 50 million gal of contaminated wastewater flows from U.S. mining sites untreated into…
Supreme Court to hear Clean Water Act case regarding groundwater contamination
Supreme Court to hear Clean Water Act case regarding groundwater contamination
Feb 20 2019
On Feb. 19, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case regarding if groundwater contamination that leaks into navigable waters violates the Clean…
Legionella discovered at Minnesota hotel spa
Legionella discovered at Minnesota hotel spa
Feb 20 2019
In Crookston, Minn., the Crookston Inn and Convention Center has closed the hotel’s pool and spa area after four people contracted Legionnaires’…
Groundwater contamination threatens New Mexico dairies
Groundwater contamination threatens New Mexico dairies
Feb 19 2019
New Mexico dairies face groundwater contamination stemming from per- and polyfluoralkyl substance (PFAS) pollution that originated at the Cannon Air…
Lead contamination discovered in Sandy, Utah
Lead contamination discovered in Sandy, Utah
Feb 18 2019
A do not drink advisory was lifted in Sandy, Utah, for 600 residents who were cautioned not to use their tap water due to elevated levels of copper…
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