Southington, Conn., GenCorp., Kraft Foods, Shell Oil Co., and United Technologies Corp. will pay millions to ensure protections from contaminated groundwater at the Superfund site; 86 other parties also will contribute.
The settlement agreement includes the United States and California water districts and resolves longstanding claims to water rights in the Santa Margarita River Watershed.
Money for water projects is needed now to alleviate the water supply problem and record unemployment, according to HR 4225's sponsors.
Environmental Working Group report analyzes 20 million tap water quality tests done by water utilities over the last five years and found 316 contaminants.
According to Sen. Lautenberg, almost 40 percent of bottled water comes from municipal water sources.
Corporate Accountability International calls such spending wasteful and urges support of public water.
EPA says the specification will help homeowners increase water efficiency and save on their utility bills.
The U.S. Geological Survey tested wells for chemicals that do not have human health benchmarks or toxicity information.
The Energy and Water Integration Act passed the House on Dec. 1 and now is being considered by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Allocation could increase if supply conditions improve, according to the Department of Water Resources.
Water and wastewater facilities, collection and distribution systems and public works functions are now under a centralized operation.
Environmental Defense Fund shares Poland Spring Water Company's success story in a new case study.
Sustainable Otsego says horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing are too dangerous to water supplies and human health.
The research is expected to lead to improved designs for carbon sequestration projects that will protect underground drinking water supplies.
Pilots will enable organizations in Kenya to test new ideas for delivery and storage of safe water for consumers who lack access.