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Mar 25 2019
Flooding along the Missouri River has impaired drinking water supplies in Kansas City, Mo. The city’s public water utility has asked residents to…
Mar 25 2019
A report released by the advocate groups Environment American Research & Policy Center and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund gave 22 states an “F”…
Mar 21 2019
Researchers from the University of Arizona have been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental…
Nonprofit Sends Water Systems to Malawi Following Deadly Flooding
Photo courtesy of WaterStep
Mar 20 2019
Five safe water systems and seven bleach makers from the U.S.-based organization WaterStep are being deployed to Malawi after disastrous flooding and…
Mar 18 2019
The city of Lincoln, Neb., has urged residents and businesses to conserve drinking water after flooding along the Platte River impacted some of the…
Baltimore schools find lead contamination at 14 out of 22 schools tested
Baltimore schools find lead contamination at 14 out of 22 schools tested
Mar 15 2019
In Baltimore, 14 schools tested positive for lead contamination in at least one water fixture since Jan. 7. Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS)…
Mar 14 2019
The U.S. EPA ordered Greka, an energy supplier in Santa Barbara County, Calif., to conduct sampling at its Santa Maria, Calif., refinery to determine…
Rep. Upton with WQA Treasurer D.J. Shannahan
Rep. Upton with WQA Treasurer D.J. Shannahan
Mar 12 2019
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) was honored with the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation. The award…
Mar 11 2019
In Madison, Wis., the Madison Water Utility (MWU) announced that it is shutting down a drinking water well on the North Side of the city that has…
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),…
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