Latest Water management News

Agency trims SE Michigan water advisory to 13 communities

Aug. 13, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities posted a boil-water advisory Saturday for more than 900,000 people in southeastern Michigan but then eased it hours later to 13 communities. The Great Lakes Water Authority reported a break on a critical pipe in St. Clair County, which...

Top California environment official leaving state government

Aug. 12, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jared Blumenfeld, California's top environmental regulator and a key climate adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom, will leave the administration at the end of the month, Newsom announced Friday. Newsom, a Democrat, appointed Blumenfeld as secretary of the...

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 12, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Photo altered to include judge who...

State helping fight fire threatening WA homes, sewer plant

Aug. 11, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A fire threatening homes, infrastructure and the a sewer plant in central Washington has prompted a state response, including aircraft. Interim State Fire Marshal Chad Cross said Thursday that the Canyon Road Fire near the small city of Grandview is burning...

Newsom: California must boost water recycling, desalination

Aug. 11, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should invest tens of billions of dollars in water recycling, storage and desalination over the next two decades to shore up its supply as the state gets drier and hotter, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a proposal released Thursday. It comes as...

US launches process to set Idaho mercury pollution standards

Aug. 11, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is developing proposed aquatic life water quality standards for mercury pollution in Idaho that could have statewide ramifications. The agency on Wednesday made public a proposed remedy resulting from a federal court’s...

Sewer emergency in Cape Cod resort town closes restaurants

Aug. 11, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — The popular Cape Cod resort of Provincetown declared a sewer emergency Thursday, ordering restaurants and other food establishments to close immediately along a section of its bustling waterfront. Provincetown officials said in a Facebook post that...

Michigan: Company released industrial chemicals into water

Aug. 10, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — An auto trim maker violated the law after releasing industrial chemicals into a river system northwest of Detroit, Michigan environmental officials say. Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy says its Water Resources Division issued...

In dry California, salty water creeps into key waterways

Aug. 08, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

RIO VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Hamilton hasn't irrigated his vineyards with water from the Sacramento River since early May, even though it flows just yards from his crop. Nearby to the south, the industrial Bay Area city of Antioch has supplied its people with water from the San...