Latest Drinking water quality News

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 11, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 10, 2022. Editorial: A virtual era for state’s court system Pandemic-related online innovation deserves support and budget help at the State Capitol. Like most government functions, Minnesota’s court system experienced...

Large dairy farm sues state over wastewater permit changes

Apr. 27, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin's largest dairy farms is suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over changes to its wastewater permit that require the operators to limit the size of their herd and begin monitoring groundwater in an area where nitrate contamination has...

West Virginia communities celebrate return of clean water

Apr. 25, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

NORTHFORK, W.Va. (AP) — Several communities in West Virginia's southern coalfields celebrated the completion of a long awaited project to bring clean water to local communities last week. The Elkhorn Water Project began in 2015 and included a new 400,000 gallon water storage tank...

New Mexico officials review plan to address potash pollution

Apr. 24, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — State environmental regulators are reviewing plans submitted by Mosaic Potash to investigate and define the extent of groundwater contamination from discharges associated with potash mining along the Pecos River in southern New Mexico. The state Environment...

US military drops appeal of Hawaii order to drain fuel tanks

Apr. 23, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday dropped its appeals of a Hawaii order requiring it to remove fuel from a massive military fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into the Navy's water system at Pearl Harbor last year. Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Defense...

Maine governor signs bill letting tribe regulate its water

Apr. 21, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Passamaquoddy Tribe reservation in Maine has been granted authority to regulate its drinking water, opening the door to greater sovereignty. Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law on Thursday that gives the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point the right...

Study: Redlining tied to more oil, gas wells in urban areas

Apr. 19, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

Minority neighborhoods where residents were long denied home loans have twice as many oil and gas wells as mostly white neighborhoods, according to a new study that suggests ongoing health risks in vulnerable communities are at least partly tied to historical structural racism. Black...

Saint-Gobain to provide drinking water to 1,000 properties

Apr. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A chemical company agreed Monday to providing drinking water to about 1,000 properties in New Hampshire that showed elevated levels of toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and...

Maine proposal to let tribe regulate drinking water advances

Apr. 13, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

(AP) — The Maine Senate on Wednesday joined the House in voting to give the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point the right to regulate its own drinking water following years of complaints about water quality. A day after House approval, senators voted 21-11 to give the tribe the...

Maine lawmakers taking up thorny issue of tribal sovereignty

Apr. 12, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Tribes in Maine gave up some of their rights to the state when they settled their land claims more than 40 years ago. They want to change that agreement so they can enjoy the same self-governing rights as the other Native Americans. The...