May 17, 2016

Not Just Flint: California Town Has Arsenic-Tainted Water

Kettleman City, a town in the Central Valley near Los Angeles, has suffered from tainted city water for decades. Every other week, a truck delivers 30 gallons of drinking water […]
April 4, 2016

Nut Farm Leaves California for Arizona, Causing Water Concerns There

A nut farm is moving from California to Arizona to raise almonds and other nuts, raising concerns about whether it will deplete water supplies in Mohave County. The farm’s owners […]
March 30, 2016

California’s El Nino is Unimpressive this Year

The anticipated rain storms and blizzards that were supposed to hit California, thanks to El Niño, were unimpressive this year, and regulators are thinking about easing water-use restrictions in some […]
March 28, 2016

Water Quality Suffers Due to Aging Infrastructure

According to the Houston Chronicle, the EPA now estimates that the U.S. faces a $384 billion backlog of needed repairs to the country’s drinking water infrastructure. In Houston, an estimated […]
February 23, 2016

City Officials Arrested in Town Where Sludge Comes from the Faucet

Smelly black water has been coming from the faucets of Crystal City, Texas, residents. The town of 7,500, located near San Antonio, currently faces bankruptcy and all but one top […]
February 17, 2016

More Algae Water Problems, This Time in Texas

In a stark reminder of the algae crisis in Toledo, Ohio, two years ago, toxic algae contamination shut down tap water service for residents of Ingleside, Texas. Residents were warned […]
February 16, 2016

Waste Water Converted to Drinking Water Gaining Acceptance

The prospect of introducing direct potable reuse in California is gaining acceptance, fueled by the state’s record drought. “The idea of turning waste water into drinking water is gaining momentum […]
February 5, 2016

Michigan Officials Knew of Water’s Link to Legionnaires’

Top officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration knew of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water problems long before the governor reported the increase to the […]
February 2, 2016

California District Reported Incorrect Water-Use Information

Officials of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, which serves the San Francisco Bay Area, have apologized for releasing inaccurate lists of citizens fined for wasting too much water. The […]
January 19, 2016

El Niño Could Endanger California’s Homeless

Among the updates in California water news: Los Angeles is unprepared to protect its growing homeless population from El Niño, according to critics, and floods threaten to wash away encampments […]
January 18, 2016

Is Unsafe Drinking Water Linked To Obesity?

Efforts to improve water supplies and curb obesity have been historically separate. However, a shortage of good drinking water may be a factor in the rise of obesity. Read more.
January 13, 2016

Seven Charts Explain California’s Water Prospects

It’s raining in California and the state’s snowpack is slightly above average for this time of year. But a lot of water is required to fill the drought-stricken state’s reservoirs […]