Source Water Contamination

  1. More Than 300 Public Water Systems Serve Unsafe Water In California
    5/28/2019

    Some of California’s struggles with drinking water are well known. The state’s ongoing drought conditions and the difficulties around providing enough supply for residents are usually spread across headlines.

  2. Salem, Oregon To Invest $75M In Cyanotoxin Defenses
    5/22/2019

    Warming weather can be a cause for concern at drinking water utilities around the country where summer temperatures mean the return of toxic algal blooms.

  3. Pennsylvania To Test 350 Water Systems For PFAS Contamination
    5/14/2019

    This month, Pennsylvania will begin sampling more than 350 public water systems in an effort mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to curb per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination.

  4. New Jersey Industries To Pay Millions For PFAS Contamination
    4/12/2019

    With nearly one in five New Jersey residents receiving tap water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the local governor has ordered industrial polluters to help find a solution.

  5. Cape Fear: 1,4-Dioxane Imperils N.C. Drinking Water
    3/21/2019

    Increased treatment processes apparently haven’t been enough to curb levels of a potentially dangerous contaminant in a North Carolina water supply.

  6. PFAS Contamination Issue Taken Up By Local Regulators
    2/27/2019

    The presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water is creating concern among utilities, regulators, and consumers around the country. With little clear direction from federal lawmakers, some local agencies are stepping up to tackle the issue themselves.

  7. Long Island Water District To Build $19.5 Million Treatment Plant To Fight Toxic Plume
    2/11/2019

    Thanks to a manufacturing plant formerly operated in part by the U.S. Navy, a toxic plume is now approaching drinking water wells in Long Island. Fighting the problem will require a new water treatment facility costing millions of dollars.

  8. In Philly Suburb Water Crisis, Tests Reveal Chemicals In Blood
    12/3/2018

    The first blood tests results were released since water contamination in the Philadelphia suburbs came to light, and they provide a glimpse at potential health effects for residents.

  9. Small Town, Big Water Problems
    11/30/2018

    In the Louisiana community of Enterprise, tap water is so unappealing that one woman drives 20 miles each way to do her laundry in another town, according to CNN.

  10. Dirty Irrigation Water Poses Health Risks
    10/10/2018

    Irrigation water used by farmers appears to be making people sick.