Latest Water quality News

Resort wants to use treated wastewater to supplement snow

May. 12, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

An exclusive Montana resort wants to turn sewage into snow so that its rich and famous members can ski its slopes in a winter season that’s shrinking because of climate change. The Yellowstone Club— a ski and golf resort just north of Yellowstone National Park that...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 12, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

York Dispatch. May 5, 2021. Editorial: Merging Pa. universities a good idea, but more college changes are needed Our nation’s colleges and universities desperately need to reinvent themselves. That’s been apparent for years...

EPA awards grants for beach water monitoring, notifications

May. 11, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be awarding $723,000 in grants to monitor beach water quality and set up public notification programs in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, officials announced Monday. The programs will also be carried out by the...

Flooding from fire-charred area still threatens Flagstaff

May. 08, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — It's nearly two years since a fire burned nearly 3.1 square miles (8.1 square kilometers) in hills north of Flagstaff but rows of concrete barriers and stacks of sandbags remain in place in neighborhoods along a wash. That's because heavy storm...

'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...

Wisconsin residents combat water contamination aftereffects

May. 07, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Craig Koller grew up splashing through backyard creeks and biking gravel trails, sometimes through the Johnson Control Industries Fire Technology Center. Black smoke wafted overhead as it conducted controlled burns to test firefighting foam, producing a dangerous...

Sununu outlines infrastructure focus for virus relief funds

May. 06, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Infrastructure and innovation will be the focus when it comes to spending New Hampshire’s share of the latest federal coronavirus relief act money, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. The first half of the money is expected to arrive next week,...

8 years after Sandy, $230M Hoboken flood plan gets kickoff

May. 06, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — More than eight years after Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its banks and left Hoboken residents without power or water for days, the New Jersey city officially kicked off a large-scale flood prevention project Thursday that it hopes will be a national...

Controversial mining operation ignoring orders to halt

May. 05, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee gravel and sand mining operator has been ignoring a cease and desist letter for months, and opponents say its continued construction on the banks of North America's most biodiverse river may already be harming wildlife. The Duck River...

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...