Drinking Water Regulations News Features

  1. Outbreak Forces Disneyland To Shut Down Cooling Towers
    11/20/2017

    Disneyland had to shut down two of its cooling towers recently because of the presence of Legionella bacteria, which can cause a fatal disease and had been infecting park guests.

  2. Puerto Rico Still Dealing With Contaminated Drinking Water
    11/20/2017

    It has been two months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, yet water access for many residents remains interrupted and those who have service are afraid to use it.

  3. Study: Perchlorate In Drinking Water Poses Health Risk For Pregnant Women, Infants
    11/16/2017

    Perchlorate, a chemical used in rocket fuel, flares, and fireworks, has long been on regulatory radar as a potential drinking water contaminant.

  4. Will Trump Kill The Rural Utilities Service Program?
    11/14/2017

    Though it may surprise most Americans, there are plenty of places in this country that do not have access to clean water. And a recent news report put the blame for that on the current Presidential administration.

  5. As Mayor Of Flint Overcomes Recall, Water Quality Front And Center
    11/14/2017

    Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, MI, who rose to national prominence during her fight against lead contamination in the city’s drinking water, faced a recall election last week and water quality continued to be a primary focus.

  6. EPA Slams Michigan’s Drinking Water Quality
    11/10/2017

    Federal environmental regulators are calling out the state of Michigan on its drinking water oversight.

  7. After False Results Scandal, Two Utility Employees Vindicated
    11/8/2017

    After over a year of legal work, it appears the book has closed on an investigation into altered water test results in Virginia as two former utility employees have been largely cleared of wrongdoing.

  8. New Jersey Sets Nation’s Toughest PFC Limits
    11/8/2017

    As communities across the country struggle with pollution from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), New Jersey moved to set stricter rules for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA).

  9. U.S. To Puerto Rico: Hazardous Waste Site Water Is Safe
    11/7/2017

    As Puerto Rico navigates a massive drinking water crisis prompted by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. government is telling the island that it is safe to drink water from a hazardous waste site.

  10. Flint Under Mounting Pressure To Choose New Water Source
    10/31/2017

    The question of what Flint, MI, will choose as its long-term water source remains up in the air years after the city’s lead-contamination crisis began.