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Honolulu utility finds chemical in Red Hill monitoring well

Aug. 04, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Board of Water Supply said Thursday it has detected a small amount of a chemical naturally occurring in coal, crude oil and gasoline in a monitoring well near a Navy fuel storage facility that spilled jet fuel last year. The utility said in a news...

A race to save fish as Rio Grande dries, even in Albuquerque

Aug. 03, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On a recent, scorching afternoon in Albuquerque, off-road vehicles cruised up and down a stretch of dry riverbed where normally the Rio Grande flows. The drivers weren't thrill-seekers, but biologists hoping to save as many endangered fish as they could before the sun...

Infrastructure damage hampers flood recovery in Kentucky

Jul. 31, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — Damage to critical infrastructure and the arrival of more heavy rains hampered efforts Sunday to help Kentucky residents hit by recent massive flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. As residents in Appalachia tried to slowly piece their lives back together, flash...

California outlines plan for scaled back giant water tunnel

Jul. 27, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new plan to reroute how water moves from wetter Northern California to drier Southern California would ferry some of it through a single, 45-mile (72-kilometer) underground tunnel, wrapping around the state’s existing water delivery system and dumping it into the...

Audit: California too slow to fix contaminated water systems

Jul. 26, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The water that comes out of the tap for more than 900,000 Californians is unsafe to drink and the state isn't acting fast enough to help clean it up, state auditors said in a report released Tuesday. Thousands of water systems supply the state's 39 million...

Reduced to a trickle, river managers brace for more drying

Jul. 21, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Triple digit temperatures and a fickle monsoon season have combined with decades of persistent drought to put one of North America's longest rivers in its most precarious situation yet. Islands of sand and gravel and patches of cracked mud are taking over...

Detroit-area utility denies flooding claims from 2021 storm

Jul. 19, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area water utility said Tuesday that it will deny flooding claims stemming from a damaging storm last summer based on an independent review that found the flooding was caused by the amount of rainfall and not a defect in its wastewater collection and pumping system. ...

Governor updates efforts to overcome town's water shortage

Jul. 15, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has given an update on efforts to overcome a severe water shortage in the western Kentucky town of Marion. Leak detection and repair crews have identified and fixed waterlines — work that's estimated to be saving more than 100,000 gallons...

Drought: Italy warns a third of farm production at risk

Jul. 13, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s agriculture minister warned Parliament on Wednesday that a third of Italy’s agricultural production was at risk because of drought and poor water infrastructure, and that the situation is only going to get worse in years to come. Stefano Patuanelli provided...

Water provider asks for nearly 5% rate increase

Jul. 06, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia American Water wants a nearly 5% rate increase for customers. The utility asked state regulators last week to approve a the surcharge for infrastructure improvements, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. West...