EDITORIAL BY PETER
Gulf Of Mexico’s 'Dead Zone' Reaching Size Of Connecticut6/16/2021
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have released a shocking prediction for the size of a toxic algal bloom in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, typically a peak season for the growth of this source water scourge.
U.S. EPA To Repeal And Replace Trump-Era Water Rule6/15/2021
The U.S. EPA has announced that it will revise a rule established during the Trump administration clarifying which source water bodies should receive federal protection from pollution.
Facing Record-Breaking Drought, U.S. Water Managers Appeal For Help6/9/2021
Numerous signs are emerging to indicate that much of the U.S. is facing significant source water scarcity issues, from Colorado to Southern Nevada.
Florida Consumers Decry 10-Day Notice Delay After Toxins Found In Drinking Water6/8/2021
The customers of West Palm Beach Utilities, which serves its namesake as well as residents of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach in Florida, are upset after receiving a warning that blue-green algae may have left their drinking water toxic. And the contamination isn’t the only thing making them irate.
How COVID-19 Is Driving Better Drinking Water Access In The U.S.6/3/2021
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and with much of the U.S. opening back up, its residual effects on the country’s systems are becoming clear. And few areas of daily life have been more heavily impacted than drinking water systems.
Debate Over Fluoridation Rages In Florida6/1/2021
A longstanding drinking water debate has drawn protests and policy changes in a Florida community, with healthcare workers taking a stand.
Study: PFAS Contamination Of Breast Milk Is 'Universal'5/26/2021
The scourge of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), colloquially known as “forever chemicals” because of their long-lasting presence in the environment, is one of the most prevalent drinking water contaminant issues on the radar of treatment facilities. But recent research shows that the chemicals are not just being consumed through drinking water.
Only Official Fired Over Flint Crisis Seeks Reinstatement, Financial Compensation5/25/2021
Years after a state of emergency was declared over lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, and well into the city’s efforts to replace its outdated infrastructure and properly compensate victims, a state official tied to the saga is seeking reinstatement and back pay.
3M Sues Michigan Over PFAS Drinking Water Rules5/19/2021
Treating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), drinking water contaminants that have been tied to significant health consequences in consumers, is an expensive and difficult proposition.
Following Pipeline Cyberattack, Biden Vows To Better Protect Water Systems5/18/2021
A dangerous cyberattack on critical U.S. infrastructure this month has underscored the ongoing threat that these kinds of attacks pose to drinking water systems, and the president has taken notice.