Drinking Water Regulations News Features

  1. In U.S., 90 Million Affected By Dioxane Pollution

    An analysis released this month by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that dioxane is found in drinking water in 45 states, afflicting over 90 million people in the U.S.

  2. Recovering From Crisis, Flint Requests Contract Extension For Source Water

    When Flint, MI, called for a state of emergency in 2015 over the presence of lead in its drinking water, the city became embroiled in a years-long recovery process that is still underway.

  3. As Wildfires Blaze, Portland Puts Aside Water Quality Concerns

    Water officials usually do everything they can to prevent toxic chemicals from entering their drinking water sources. That’s why eyebrows are raising about the Portland Water Bureau’s decision to approve the addition of toxic chemicals to the Bull Run watershed.

  4. Environmental Group Calls Attention To Widespread Chloroform Contamination

    An environmental research group with a penchant for uncovering widespread drinking water contamination has released a report pointing to a surprising toxin.

  5. Indiana Town’s 1,4-Dioxane Concerns Reflect National Risks

    The threat of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water may be more pervasive than many thought and some communities are concerned about the health of their consumers.

  6. Bipartisan Lawmakers Pressure Trump To Address PFCs

    Members of Congress are pushing President Trump to speed up the military’s investigation into perfluorinated-compound (PFC) contamination of drinking water.

  7. Michigan Town Uncovers PFC Contamination 400 Times EPA-Advised Limits

    Another community appears to be struggling with a drinking water contaminant that continues to plague treatment facilities around the country.

  8. Pittsburgh Issues Boil Water Advisory Following Bird Poop Contamination

    Pittsburgh has had its fair share of water quality concerns these days, but the latest may be one of the worst yet.

  9. Rhode Island Tests For PFCs In 30 Water Systems

    Rhode Island is checking small water systems for perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) as part of a policy that could become a model for other states.

  10. Texas Town Confronts Brown Water Coming From Taps

    Residents of River Oaks, TX, are tired of drinking brown tap water, but a solution is not expected until October.