Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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...

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Posted by Ashlea Keith | 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.

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