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Shreveport kicks off $36 million drinking water renovation

May. 15, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — After a winter freeze that crippled drinking water systems across the region, the city of Shreveport is launching a $36.5 million project designed to improve its drinking water infrastructure. The city is renovating its service pump station that...

Residents push back against sewer system sales, fearing cost

May. 15, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Lisa Lilick and Carol Smith struggled to get fellow Conshohocken residents to pay attention to their campaign opposing the sale of the borough’s sewer system. Who wants to think about boring wastewater when there’s a pandemic going on? ...

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

May. 14, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen...

Anchorage sewage system clogged from flushable wipes, items

May. 10, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials in Anchorage have reported that the city's sewer system is clogging up because people are flushing wipes and other items — a problem worsened by the pandemic as people continue to spend more time at home. Anchorage Water and...

'Forever chemicals' found in more wells than first reported

May. 07, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The extent of contamination in some public drinking water supply wells in Delaware from certain manmade chemical compounds associated with cancer and other health problems is worse than what was discovered several years ago, but state and federal officials have not...

Farmers trying to save the Ogallala Aquifer seeing success

May. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A few years ago, Stuart Beckman drove 65 miles with a neighbor to attend a wedding in Saint Francis in the northwest corner of Kansas. The two farmers weren’t particularly welcome. “They found out where we were from,”...

Water treatment facility complete at former Air Force base

May. 05, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A $17 million water treatment facility at the former Pease Air Force base is operating, seven years after officials in Portsmouth learned PFAS had contaminated a well. The facility has already treated two wells. They are at non-detection levels...

Jackson lifts boil-water order after treatment plant fire

May. 03, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A boil-water notice has been lifted for Mississippi's capital city after an electrical fire at a water treatment plant caused pressure to drop. City officials announced Monday that they're lifting the boil advisory for all city connections that are...

Brazil privatizes Rio de Janeiro's water, sewage utility

Apr. 30, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state privatized its water and sewage utility on Friday, after years of broken promises to improve sewage treatment and clean up the state's polluted Guanabara Bay. It was Brazil's biggest-ever privatization in the sewage sector, and...

Water bill may open spigot for Biden infrastructure plan

Apr. 29, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a routine water resources bill generated so much political buzz, but as senators hoisted the measure to passage Thursday the bipartisan infrastructure legislation served as a potential template for building consensus around President Joe Biden’s ambitious...