Source Water Contamination

  1. Toxic Algae Kills Three Dogs In North Carolina
    8/14/2019

    For years, harmful algal blooms (HABs) have posed a threat to drinking water across the country. And now, a tragic incident has illustrated that the problem can have an even more direct effect on our loved ones.

  2. EPA Determines Newark’s Lead Filters Not Working; City Distributes Bottled Water
    8/13/2019

    Late last week, the U.S. EPA sent a letter to officials in Newark, NJ, warning them that residents were exposed to dangerous levels of lead contamination in their drinking water and that the city’s efforts to mediate the crisis weren’t working.

  3. Kentucky Utility Spares Consumers From Bourbon Blast
    7/24/2019

    Following a fire at a major bourbon distillery in Kentucky this month, water treatment workers stepped up to keep a bad situation from becoming even worse.

  4. History’s Largest-Ever Algal Bloom Approaches Florida Coast
    7/10/2019

    For those in the drinking water and wastewater treatment space, the climbing temperatures in summer months can bring with them an obstacle that seems to get worse every year — harmful algal blooms.

  5. More Than 300 Public Water Systems Serve Unsafe Water In California
    5/28/2019

    Some of California’s struggles with drinking water are well known. The state’s ongoing drought conditions and the difficulties around providing enough supply for residents are usually spread across headlines.

  6. Salem, Oregon To Invest $75M In Cyanotoxin Defenses
    5/22/2019

    Warming weather can be a cause for concern at drinking water utilities around the country where summer temperatures mean the return of toxic algal blooms.

  7. Pennsylvania To Test 350 Water Systems For PFAS Contamination
    5/14/2019

    This month, Pennsylvania will begin sampling more than 350 public water systems in an effort mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to curb per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination.

  8. New Jersey Industries To Pay Millions For PFAS Contamination
    4/12/2019

    With nearly one in five New Jersey residents receiving tap water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the local governor has ordered industrial polluters to help find a solution.

  9. Cape Fear: 1,4-Dioxane Imperils N.C. Drinking Water
    3/21/2019

    Increased treatment processes apparently haven’t been enough to curb levels of a potentially dangerous contaminant in a North Carolina water supply.

  10. PFAS Contamination Issue Taken Up By Local Regulators
    2/27/2019

    The presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water is creating concern among utilities, regulators, and consumers around the country. With little clear direction from federal lawmakers, some local agencies are stepping up to tackle the issue themselves.