Potable Water


Cape Town's Day Zero Moved Back to July 9

The city's executive deputy mayor writes that "defeating Day Zero is in sight if we sustain our water-saving efforts."

3M Settles Minnesota Groundwater Pollution Case

3M has agreed to provide an $850 million grant to the state for a special "3M Grant for Water Quality and Sustainability Fund."

Four Effective Processes to Treat Wastewater

Wastewater has a lot of impact on the natural world and it is important to treat it effectively. By treating wastewater, you don't just save the creatures thriving on it, but also protect the planet as a whole.

Tennessee Panel Developing Statewide Water Plan

Expected population growth, "along with recent concerns over the utilization of the Memphis Sands Aquifer, droughts that have impacted numerous Tennessee communities, failures of aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and interstate battles over water rights, all stress the need to develop a statewide plan for addressing water availability," according to the governor's office.

L.A. Breaks Ground on North Hollywood West Groundwater Treatment Project

The project is supported by $44.5 million in state funding and it a key part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's goal to source 50 percent of L.A.'s water locally by 2035. The North Hollywood West site is the first of four planned remediation projects in the valley and is expected to be completed by early 2020, according to the city.

WHO, UNEP Collaborating on Environmental Health

It is the most significant formal agreement on joint action about environment and health issues in more than 15 years, according to the partner organizations.

Saudi Company Agrees to Use GE Solution in Solar and Desalination Plants

The First National Operations and Maintenance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power, will implement the APM solution at 26 thermal, wind, and solar power generation and water desalination sites in nine countries.

UN, Partners Announce Anti-Cholera Road Map

There are an estimated 95,000 cholera-related deaths and another 2.9 million more people affected annually.



GE Sells Water & Process Technologies Business to SUEZ

SUEZ said in connection with the $3.4 billion deal's completion, it has established a Water Technologies & Solutions business unit under the leadership of Heiner Markhoff, former president and CEO of GE Water, and Markhoff has joined SUEZ Group's Executive Committee.

EPA Offers Tips for Homeowners with Flooded Wells

Cathy Magliocchetti of EPA's Region III offered tips on the agency's blog recently for people whose private wells and septic systems may have been flooded as a result of Hurricane Irma's impact on the East Coast.

NY Governor Appoints Eight to Drinking Water Quality Council

Scheduled to meet for the first time Oct. 2, the council will address a range of emerging water quality issues. Its first task will be to make recommendations to establish enforceable Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for three priority emerging contaminants: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and 1,4-dioxane.

Tennessee Awards $22 Million in Water, Wastewater Construction Grants

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program has awarded more than $1.8 billion in low-interest loans since its inception in 1987, while Tennessee's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program has awarded more than $300.5 million in low-interest loans since its inception in 1996.

Water System Shut Down at Mount Spokane State Park

The state parks agency is advising visitors to bring their own water when coming to the park until the water system has been declared safe for use. Vault and portable toilets are available.

HHS Awards Money for Flint Exposure Registry

Michigan State University is getting $3.2 million to establish a registry of Flint, Mich., residents who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the Flint water system during 2014-2015. The money is the first installment of a four-year, $14.4 million grant.

Arizona Agency Applauds Water Company's Acquisition

"This acquisition is the first of what will be a series of 'wins' for rural water customers," said Commissioner Andy Tobin, chairman of the Commission's Water Committee. "Consolidations like this will often be the only solution for some companies that simply cannot deal with the infrastructure problems which put their customers' service and health at risk. There is still much work to be done."

New Water Towers to Ensure Continuous Service for New Orleans

The Sewerage and Water Board's $50 million project will erect two 200-foot-tall water tanks that will hold 4 million gallons of water. If there is a complete loss of power, the towers will provide uninterrupted water pressure and continuous water service to the city.

Solar Power Used for Freshwater Production

Solar plants, such as one in the Mojave Desert, are becoming more popular for use in water desalination.

Canadian Fund Aids 16 Projects in Quebec

"Thanks to the federal-provincial agreement for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, 12 municipalities in the Mauricie region will be able to complete important projects to meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure," said Julie Boulet, minister of Tourism and minister responsible for the Mauricie region.

New Water Source Opens in San Antonio

San Antonio introduces a new, drought-resistant drinking water source to their city.

Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Receive Funding from EPA

Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Receive Funding from EPA

The EPA will be awarding $12.7 million in funds to help small drinking and wastewater systems, as well as private well owners, improve operations and to better protect the public and the environment.