This fall Colorado has launched two new programs, one aimed at removing firefighting foam containing so-called “forever chemicals” from fire departments, military bases and other properties and an emergency grant program aimed at helping communities where the chemicals have appeared in drinking water.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Navy officials are investigating reports of a chemical smell in the drinking water at multiple homes in military housing areas for Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.
Decaying infrastructure and pollution from toxic “forever chemicals” are causing tens of millions of United States residents to drink contaminated water, increasing the risk of cancer and other ailments, according to a new report.
San Francisco declared a water shortage emergency and is calling for a 10% reduction across its regional system, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Several roadways and parts of busy freeways in the downtown San Diego area were closed Monday morning as public utilities crews worked to repair multiple water main breaks.
OLYMPIA. Drinking water for over 6 million Washington residents will be tested for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under rule changes adopted by the Washington State Board of Health (SBOH). The rule now sets State Action Levels (SALs) and requires widespread testing of public drinking water supplies for PFAS contamination. The changes will go into effect on January 1, 2022.
Two and a half years after signing a deal aimed at averting a damaging crisis along the Colorado River, water officials from California, Arizona and Nevada are discussing plans to take even less water from the shrinking river and leave it in Lake Mead in an effort to prevent the reservoir from falling to dangerously low levels.
Scientists, community groups, and the Clean Water Act are behind Washington, D.C.’s massive project to reduce combined sewer overflows by 96%.
Lead service lines were banned nationwide in 1986, but fixing this largely underground problem is taking longer than community and environmental advocates would like.
As a man hiked last month through lush terrain in Waipio, a town on Hawaii’s Oahu island, a pungent stench suddenly wafted past him. It smelled like alcohol, and it was coming from a nearby stream that was about 120 feet below a freeway.