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Jackson reviews water system staff to comply with EPA order

Jul. 22, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi’s capital city said Thursday that they’re confident they can meet the first deadlines in an agreement with the federal government on steps to improve the quality of Jackson’s drinking water. The initial tasks include...

Caitlyn Jenner's 1st news conference short on substance

Jul. 09, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took Caitlyn Jenner 77 days to hold her first press conference after announcing she would run for California governor, and the event Friday ended in less than 15 minutes, was light on policy specifics and she flubbed details about polling that showed her having...

UN nuclear agency to help monitor Fukushima water release

Jul. 08, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it reached an agreement with Japan Thursday on helping monitor and review the release of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima plant into the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government decided in April...

Water authority: Pumping stations did not fail during storm

Jul. 02, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two water pumping stations in Detroit experienced power-related problems but did not fail during a heavy rainstorm last week that left basements, streets and even freeways flooded, the head of a regional water and wastewater agency said Friday. Great...

Chemical could impact water downstream from treatment plant

Jul. 02, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental officials are warning that a chemical released from a Greensboro wastewater treatment plant may impact water intakes downstream in the next few days. The Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that...

EXPLAINER: Infrastructure deal targets lead pipes

Jun. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached with President Joe Biden last week is a plan to eliminate the country's remaining lead pipes and service lines, which for decades have posed a risk for contaminated water in millions of homes and schools. ...

Champlain Water District customers asked to conserve water

Jun. 21, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Customers in the Champlain Water District are being asked to curtail nonessential uses of water through noon on Tuesday as the water treatment facility undergoes a production capacity slowdown. The district on Sunday asked residents in...

Tuscaloosa seeks to cut water use because of leaking pipe

Jun. 20, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa is ordering most of its water customers to use less, saying a leak in a key water line is reducing how much water it can pump out. Mayor Walt Maddox on Sunday ordered conservation measures for areas south of the Black Warrior River, including the University of...

Chlorine shortage: Cities ask people to reduce water use

Jun. 18, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Lake Oswego and Tigard in Oregon and Anacortes in Washington are among the communities asking residents to reduce water use during a chlorine shortage. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the chemical used in small amounts by water...

Delegation members urge DOD to act on Tucson contamination

Jun. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to prioritize cleanup of underground contamination linked to two military installations in Tucson. A letter sent by Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly and...