Drinking Water Regulations News Features

  1. Military Camp Caught With Dead Rodents At Drinking Water Treatment Plant

    Over the summer, a drinking water treatment plant at a military base in California was found to be dealing with some particularly unsettling contaminants: dead rodents and amphibians. Now, it has entered a consent decree to solve the problem.

  2. Treatment Plant Vandals Leave Montana Residents Without Water

    Residents of Crow Agency, MT, were left without drinking water late last week after their water treatment facility was vandalized.

  3. Officials Urge PFC Polluter To Cover Water Hookup Costs

    In Bedford, NH, officials want polluter Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to hook homes with contaminated wells to municipal water, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.

  4. Bodily Contact With Tap Water Banned In California City

    Residents of Alameda, a city near San Francisco, were warned not to make any bodily contact with their tap water at one point this month as a result of a water quality problems.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.