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Judge says Maui must get Clean Water Act permit for effluent

Jul. 16, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A federal judge ruled Maui County must get permits to operate injection wells that environmental groups said are polluting the ocean. Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit in 2012 over the injection wells, saying effluent from the Lahaina...

KC plant dumped untreated wastewater into Blue River

Jul. 13, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities overseeing a Kansas City wastewater treatment plant have confirmed that a storm-driven power outage over the weekend forced the plant to dump several million gallons of untreated wastewater into the Blue River. The KC Water Blue...

South Texas dries out after several days of heavy rainfall

Jul. 10, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — South Texas began to dry out Saturday after several days of drenching showers that inundated some areas with more than 18 inches of rain. The heavy rainfall, which began Monday, caused flash flooding in various cities and communities along the...

US agency offers $307 million for rural water projects

Jul. 07, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue up to $307 million in grants and low-interest loans in an effort to modernize rural water infrastructure, officials announced Wednesday. The programs are aimed at towns with less than 10,000...

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...

DNR approves Waukesha app to pull Lake Michigan water

Jul. 01, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin environmental officials have given the city of Waukesha final approval to withdraw water from Lake Michigan. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday it issued final approval for the withdraw on Wednesday. The city...

Exclusive resort can use treated wastewater for snowmaking

Jun. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An exclusive Montana resort has been granted a permit to use treated wastewater in its early season snowmaking operations, the state Department of Environmental Quality said. The private ski and golf resort — whose members include Tom Brady and...

Biden targets $2.8B for conservation, outdoor recreation

Jun. 03, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed funding for dozens of conservation and recreation projects across the country as it allocates $2.8 billion in grants and programs authorized by a landmark conservation law enacted last year. ...

Professor documenting stories of people dealing with PFAS

May. 30, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Valley State University writing professor is recording the stories of people affected by chemicals turning up in private wells, sludge from wastewater treatment plants and even food. Dani DeVasto’s project, “Living with...

Residents advised against recreation in Jackson waterways

May. 24, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People are being advised for the third year in a row to avoid swimming, fishing and other recreational activities in the river and creeks in Mississippi's capital city, after a recent evaluation from the state environmental agency. The Mississippi...