Potable Water

USGS: Great Lakes Basin Has Potential for Local Shortages

Though the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basinwide water availability assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Water Research Foundation to Evaluate Coating Technologies

EPA awarded the foundation $600,000 to help determine if the technologies could reduce the need to replace lead lines that carry drinking water.

New Treatment Plant to Remove Arsenic, Uranium from Benkelman Water

Baseline Engineering has completed the master planning, design, engineering, funding, and construction documents for a 600-gallons-per-minute water treatment plant.

$2M Available for Environmental Community Grants

Assistance is available for community-based parnterships to develop local environmental priorities; the deadline for application is March 22.

Epstein Calls for FDA, EPA to Ban Uses of Fluoride

Cancer Prevention Coalition head offers up evidence that the chemical is linked to bone cancer in young boys.

AWWA, WEF Come Closer Together to Holistically Address Water

As a first step, the organizations will combine forces at the April Water Matters! Fly In.

Alaska Coal Mine Agrees to Fine for Discharges into Local Waterways

Usibelli Coal Mine Inc., owner of an open-pit coal mine near Healy in Alaska’s central interior, has signed a consent agreement and final order that resolves water permit violations and numerous unpermitted discharges.

Justice Files Complaint against Range Production Company for Aquifer Contamination

EPA testing confirmed in December that drinking wells in Parker County, Texas, contained methane gas and benzene.

Watershed Academy Webcast Targets Algal Blooms

The free webcast on "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes” is scheduled for Jan. 26.

EPA Halts Mining Waste Disposal in Appalachian Waters at Proposed Mine

EPA will use its authority under the Clean Water Act to halt the proposed disposal of mining waste in streams at the Mingo-Logan Coal Company’s Spruce No. 1 coal mine.

Alliance Continues Work on Water Framework

Clean Water America Alliance meets with other stakeholders today for dialogue on greater sustainability and stronger science.

Mesa Consolidated Water District Hosts Annual Study Group

The California water district has been educating its customers about water supply, including groundwater, for more than 25 years.

Save Water Today campaign and website.

American Water Marks 125 Years with Consumer Education Campaign

Initiatives will emphasize the importance of protecting water from source to tap.

Virginia Tech to Coordinate Study on Lead Risks in Drinking Water

The research will focus on water sampling methods, replacement of water lines, and public education initiatives.

Advanced MicroLabs Gets Federal Support to Create Drinking Water Sensor

Researchers need a tool to monitor perchlorate in drinking water in real time.

New Guidance Addresses Water Losses in Public Systems

EPA document shares information on flexible tools and techniques to help systems tailor a program to meet water loss prevention needs and maintain infrastructure.

Survey: 69% Concerned about Fracking's Impact on Water

Respondents called for health studies and tighter public disclosure requirements.

Marcellus Shale extraction well

Hydraulic Fracturing -- Is it all it's cracked up to be?

Is hydraulic fracturing the holy grail of energy independence or a groundwater nightmare in the making?

Water Treatment Plant Will Desalinate Byproducts of Coal Seam Gas Extraction

QGC, an Australian coal seam gas-explorer and -producer, has signed a contract with a consortium of GE and Laing O’Rourke for the construction of a water treatment plant in southwest Queensland that will support the region’s rapidly growing coal seam gas industry.

Public, Private Partners Conclude Major Cleanup of Ottawa River

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Ohio and the Ottawa River Group announced that they have completed a major cleanup project on the Ottawa River.