As the past has shown, communities need to act more aggressively to protect residents. Two environmental engineers explain how people can better prepare. Source: Water contamination after wildfires — what the public should know
Researchers are just starting to study how blazes like California’s devastating Camp Fire may contaminate watersheds
The Virginia Household Water Quality Program provides affordable water testing and education for the one in five Virginians who use wells or springs for their drinking water. Watch the video Full article: Youth program created to teach kids about water quality
Rep. Jared Huffman's proposal would add 262,000 acres to the national wilderness preservation system—representing America's highest standard of public lands protection--and designate over 370 miles o Source: Northwest California mountains and rivers would gain...
Stanford scientists find that natural chromium sources threaten California groundwater. Source: Groundwater contamination risk from chromium
Children under 6 years old should avoid the tap water, in addition to people with compromised health. Source: Salem drinking water contaminated, children advised to avoid tap water
Water in some parts of California is contaminated by pollutants including arsenic, nitrates and uranium. The unsafe water largely is in the San Joaquin Valley. A statewide tax could help fix wells and treatment facilities. Source: 360,000 Californians have unsafe...
PFOS and PFOA are dangerous chemicals now being found in public drinking water systems throughout the country. Discover what you can do to avoid them. Source: PFOS and PFOA: What You Need to Know About These Common Chemicals
Neither the city of Salem nor the Oregon Office of Emergency Management plan to coordinate water distribution points, OEM spokesman Cory Grogan said. Source: State, city officials won't supply water as Salem contamination alert drags on
City claims SF goes through a million disposable straws a day, many of which end up on the streets. Source: San Francisco wants to ban plastic straws - Curbed SF
Created by the government more than half a century ago, the ‘guzzlers’ are kept running by volunteers set on bringing life to the withering outback. Source: Secret Pools in the Oregon Desert Are Magnets for All Kinds of Thirsty Animals
For the first time in California history, the state has a process and forum for sorting out groundwater-surface water conflicts The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires local governments to manage their groundwater resources sustainably. Among other...