The most populous county in the U.S. is in the middle of a conflict around watershed management. And those opposed to stricter regulations have just received a boost in court.
After nearly three decades since it was last modified, the U.S. EPA is set to update its Lead and Copper Rule — the primary regulation determining how much lead and copper is permissible in the public’s drinking water.
As pervasive drought and growing demand for drinking water continues to stress supplies, the world’s water systems have increasingly turned to groundwater reserves. But new research indicates that our reliance on these sources will soon put ecosystems in hundreds of locations around the world at risk.
What once appeared to be a regulatory blow to source water advocates and drinking water treatment plants in Pennsylvania may soon turn into a win. The state’s regulators are expected to propose stricter limits on manganese levels released into waterways as an unexpected consequence of a two-year-old law meant to loosen those requirements for coal mining operations.
When it comes to critical drinking water infrastructure and treatment systems, the high price tags for construction can often be difficult to swallow. As the city of Portland, OR, just found out, it certainly doesn’t help things when these price tags are grossly underestimated.
Following months of debate, stewards of one of the world’s most pristine source water reputations have decided to withdraw a major Clean Water Act dispute from consideration by the Supreme Court.
Despite the official end of a years-long drought in the state, one major California city is poised to take a significant step toward sustainable conservation.
To illustrate the pervasiveness of damage caused by California’s rising epidemic of wildfires, researchers are now connecting the problem to an influx of dangerous contaminants in drinking water delivery systems.
Following years of warnings from drinking water treatment institutions and source water quality advocates, it appears that the federal government is cracking down on potential per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.
A recent lead contamination crisis affecting the drinking water supply in New Jersey has garnered the attention of state lawmakers. And now even some of the country’s highest authorities have pledged to address it.