Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, water utilities are required to provide annual reports on the quality of the drinking water they provide to consumers. These reports, attached to a customer’s water bill, are called Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs); they contain information on potential contaminants in the water, any violations of water quality standards, and the sources of the water supply. U ... read more >>
There's no shortage of water on our planet—just a shortage of fresh water. Global demand for fresh water continues to increase, while sources for fresh water are becoming increasingly stressed. The global growth of large urban areas along with overall population growth creates significant demands for fresh water to grow the food needed to feed these growing populations. There is also a growing ne ... read more >>
Nearly a decade after it was first brought, a lawsuit accusing two oil giants of widespread groundwater contamination in New Hampshire is expected to present jurors with the most complex and time-consuming trial in the state’s history. ... read more >>
Boulder Reservoir water treatment facility to close temporarily during holidays - Boulder Daily Camera
Residents of Gunbarrel, Heatherwood, Hoover Hills and sections of Boulder north of Arapahoe Avenue and east of Foothills Parkway may notice a change in the taste of their drinking water this week due to a planned closure of the Boulder Reservoir water treatment facility.
The city's utilities division will shut the facility down for several weeks beginning Wednesday and will supply all Boulder ... read more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments regarding whether the Los Angeles County Flood Control District bears responsibility for addressing pollutants found in the county’s storm water, even when the source of the pollutants has not been identified. On a related issue, many GNP readers have likely received the District’s official notice regarding its proposed Clean Water, Clean Beaches M ... read more >>
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual beach water quality report, finds that stormwater runoff and sewage pollution still plagues most US beach waters and the Great Lakes. The report, titled Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches, notes that last year America’s beaches saw the third-highest number of closing and advisory days in more than two decades. The report ... read more >>
Some frustrated residents and anti-fracking activists are finding new names to call the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) -- "Don't Expect Protection," "Department of Energy Production" -- according to Dana Dolney of ShaleTest, a nonprofit that provides free air and water quality testing for low-income residents near natural gas wells.
The department is taking heat for pr ... read more >>
About 900 barrels of crude oil leaked from an Enbridge Inc. facility near Chicago this week. forcing the shut-down of one of its pipelines. But the spill was contained and line restarted the same day, the company said on Friday.
The leak occurred Tuesday at a tank farm at Mokena, near Chicago. ... read more >>
The water-treatment facility, which cost about $8.8 million to build and was completed in late September, will allow the city to restart up to nine wells that were taken out of service because of chemical pollutants, according to a city staff report.
The plant will be "a major asset in our water quality treatment," said Daryl Grigsby, Pomona's public works director, during a recent dedication ... read more >>