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In Western & Central Kansas, groundwater levels are slightly up or near steady
In Western & Central Kansas, groundwater levels are slightly up or near steady.
Apr 16 2019
Groundwater levels during 2018, on average, rose or remained even throughout most of western and central Kansas, according to preliminary data…
As farmers drill for water, California’s Central Valley continues to sink. However, according to a recent study, it can be saved.
As farmers drill for water, California’s Central Valley continues to sink. However, according to a recent study, it can be saved.
Apr 15 2019
Stanford University researchers believe they have identified the best way to replenish the shrinking aquifers beneath California’s Central Valley.…
The Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin asks that more chemicals be evaluated for safe levels in groundwater
The Department of Natural Resources in Wisconsin asks that more chemicals be evaluated for safe levels in groundwater.
Apr 11 2019
In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources is asking a state health agency to study the potential impacts of a group of unregulated…
Charlotte County, Fla., treats leachate on site
Charlotte County, Fla., treats leachate on site.
Apr 2 2019
For decades, Charlotte County, Fla., has drawn a growing number of retirees from northern climates seeking sunshine, lower taxes and a slower pace of…
Apr 2 2019
In Roswell, N.M., an old dry cleaning business left behind toxic chemicals after closing up shop. This caused the site to be declared a U.S.…
The paper “Aquifer Depletion and Potential Impacts on Long-term Irrigated Agricultural Productivity” examines the causes of groundwater depletion in the U.S.
The paper “Aquifer Depletion and Potential Impacts on Long-term Irrigated Agricultural Productivity” examines the causes of groundwater depletion in the U.S.
Mar 26 2019
A paper by the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) examines the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion throughout the U.S…
Illegally high levels of nitrate have been in Germany’s groundwater for years and the German government is now working on a new Fertilizer Regulation
Illegally high levels of nitrate have been in Germany’s groundwater for years and the German government is now working on a new Fertilizer Regulation.
Mar 25 2019
For years, the EU Commission has warned Germany about illegally high levels of nitrate in groundwater. According to EURACTIV, the European Court of…
Engineers from the University of Arizona are using a $1.2 million grant for research in developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants from groundwater
Engineers from the University of Arizona are using a $1.2 million grant for research in developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants from groundwater
Mar 21 2019
For decades, chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were used in many things from carpets to frying pans to firefighting…
In Colorado, Platte River Power Authority finds contaminated groundwater near Rawhide coal plant
In Colorado, Platte River Power Authority finds contaminated groundwater near Rawhide coal plant.
Mar 20 2019
Groundwater monitoring found elevated levels of several toxic chemicals near coal ash disposal sites at Platte River Power Authority’s Rawhide Energy…
The National Coal and Ash Report has been released by the Environmental Integrity Project
The National Coal and Ash Report has been released by the Environmental Integrity Project.
Mar 14 2019
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) has released a report on U.S. states with coal ash contamination in groundwater and Illinois has made the…
In Fargo, N.D., the coal ash disposal landfill for Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton R. Young Station contains pollutants including heavy metals.
In Fargo, N.D., the coal ash disposal landfill for Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton R. Young Station contains pollutants including heavy metals.
Mar 12 2019
Unsafe contamination from coal ash disposal sites at half a dozen power plants in western North Dakota has seeped into groundwater sources, according…
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city.
Mar 12 2019
On Monday, March 11, mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot both pledged to support legislation to address chronic water shutoffs and…
Mar 11 2019
An estimated 91% of U.S. coal power plants that submitted groundwater monitoring data as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015…
Mar 6 2019
Mount Pleasant is a charming, historic town just across the Cooper River from Charleston, S.C. The Charleston harbor, rivers and creeks infuse a…
Mar 6 2019
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) generally has been a solution for long runs of straight, small-diameter gravity sewer lines. However, it increasingly has…
Mar 6 2019
When “Doonesbury” satirized U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s views on climate change with the factoid of a “million-plus septic tanks at risk of failing,” few…
Mar 6 2019
Hurricanes are scary occurrences, but not surprising ones in the Carolinas. Statistically, it is expected that one hurricane will hit the Carolina…
Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles plans to recycle 100% of the city’s wastewater by 2035 with $2 billion
Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles plans to recycle 100% of the city’s wastewater by 2035 with $2 billion.
Mar 6 2019
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has a new goal for the city, recycling 100% of its wastewater. However, it will take 16 years and $2 billion to do it…
Mar 5 2019
The world has not yet woken up to the coming water crisis, as water scarcity will lead to conflicts across the globe, according to a 2018 United…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Mar 5 2019
The word crisis is thrown around quite a bit in the water industry as of late. In early February, the temperature was so cold in the Chicago area…
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