Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters - ABC News

The local water district for wealthy Southern California communities in an enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains is taking a more aggressive approach to conservation as the drought drags on despite a wet winter start

For more information, visit: https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/celeb-heavy-los-angeles-suburb-tough-water-wasters-82357427

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar lander is first to find water on the moon up close

China's Chang'e 5 lunar lander is first to find water on the moon up close  | Space

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar lander just marked a historic first: The spacecraft became the first to detect water on the moon at its landing site in real time.

Chang’e 5 found water at its landing site near Oceanus Procellarum on the moon’s near side, using an instrument that detects water by determining spectral reflectance measurements of regolith (soil) and rocks.

For more information, please visit: https://www.space.com/china-change-5-lander-finds-water-moon

DeSantis announces $481 million in awards for water quality projects across Florida

$481 million awarded to water quality projects across Florida | wtsp.com

More than 100 projects aimed at improving water quality across Florida have been awarded a large sum of money by the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has announced.

The 103 wastewater and springs projects will receive $481 million and will help reduce the total amount of nitrogen in Florida’s waterways by more than 700,000 pounds per year, the governor’s office says.   

For more information, please visit: https://www.wtsp.com/amp/article/news/regional/florida/desantis-481-million-water-quality-projects-florida/67-54c2fa8d-030f-4dde-9dfa-8620904f87a0

Manatees? Water quality? Home rule? Which statewide issues will dominate 2022? | Our View

Manatees? Water quality? Home rule? Which statewide issues will dominate  2022? | Our View

Could 2022 be the Year of the Manatee in Florida?

Following a year in which a record number of manatee deaths were logged statewide, there will be calls to increase protection for the gentle marine animals.

For more information please visit: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/2022/01/09/manatees-water-quality-condo-regs-among-issues-2022-our-view/9119315002/

Who’s liable for sewage contaminating water in Gulf Breeze? FDEP starts fact-finding soon

Gulf Breeze sewage contaminated water: FDEP to start investigating

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will start its fact-finding process next week to determine who is liable for an error that caused sewage to contaminate the drinking water supply of about 340 homes on Soundside Drive for several weeks.

For more information please visit: https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/santa-rosa/2021/11/02/gulf-breeze-sewage-contaminated-water-fdep-start-investigating/6193520001/

FDEP proposes $3.2 million in penalties for contaminated water in Gulf Breeze

FDEP seeks $3.2M in penalties for Soundside Drive water contamination

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued draft consent orders for Gulf Breeze, Midway Water System and Brown Construction of Northwest Florida proposing more than $3.2 million in penalties for the cross-connection that contaminated drinking water at about 340 homes in Gulf Breeze’s Soundside Drive neighborhood late last year.

For information please visit: https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/santa-rosa/2022/01/10/fdep-seeks-3-2-m-penalties-soundside-drive-water-contamination/9155589002/

UC Study Finds Safe Drinking Water Remains Out of Reach for Many Californians

UC Study Finds Safe Drinking Water Remains Out of Reach for Many  Californians – NBC Bay Area

An estimated 371,000 Californians — about 1% of the state’s residents — rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium, according to a study from the University of California campuses in Berkeley and Los Angeles.

For more information visit: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/uc-study-finds-safe-drinking-water-remains-out-of-reach-for-many-californians/2776514/

Benton Harbor Residents’ Anger Lingers Over Lead-Tainted Water; Officials Hopeful

Benton Harbor Residents' Anger Lingers Over Lead-Tainted Water; Officials  Hopeful | The Daily Chronicle

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — To hear Bobbie Clay explain it, the whispers of frustration in recent months over the lead-contaminated water issues here have morphed into roars of anger.

For more information visit: https://www.chronline.com/stories/benton-harbor-residents-anger-lingers-over-lead-tainted-water-officials-hopeful,282306?

LADWP raises some water rates for 2022

LADWP water rate changes for 2022

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has implemented rate adjustments on water usage, a move that will lead to higher bills for some customers, according to the utility.

For more information, visit: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/ladwp-implements-water-rate-changes/

New Program to Help PA Households Pay Water Bills

When ready to apply for LIHWAP, residents should have names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth for everyone in the household, along with proof of income and a recent water bill. (Adobe Stock)

As the Omicron variant surges in Pennsylvania and affects people’s health and economic security, a new assistance program aims to help residents of the Commonwealth pay their water bills.

For more information, visit: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2022-01-05/budget-policy-and-priorities/new-program-to-help-pa-households-pay-water-bills/a77251-1