Water Asset Management

A Minnesota court offers mixed views on water permit for mine

A Minnesota appeals court issued a mixed opinion in a complicated case contesting one of the key permits that a St. Paul-based company needs to build what would be the state’s first copper-nickel mine.

Justices to weigh limits on reach of Clean Water Act

The Supreme Court considers reining in federal regulation of private property under the Clean Water Act.

More fields could go unplanted under New Mexico water plan

A New Mexico water plan to fund farmers to not plant crops in order to protect the water supply.

Senators withheld approval of $600M for water projects

Despite water project funding support, South Dakota senators withheld approval to vet the proposal further.

Native American tribe, New Mexico ink water leasing deal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Native American tribe has agreed to lease more of its water to help address dwindling supplies in the Colorado River Basin, officials announced Thursday. The agreement involves the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and The Nature Conserv..

New Jersey announces plan for $1B on water infrastructure

New Jersey unveiled initial plans for $1 billion in federal funds for new drinking and wastewater infrastructure over the next five years.

Residents of a wealthy LA enclave face harsher penalties for wasting water

Residents of a wealthy enclave near Los Angeles may face limited water flow to households that do not follow water restrictions.

Port on Columbia River fined $1.3M over wastewater violations

The Port of Morrow was fined for over-applying agricultural wastewater on nearby farms causing high levels of groundwater nitrates.

Water line lead removal continues for Michigan city

Work on Benton Harbor water lines continues to make all water lines lead-free.

Colorado's governor plans to protect state's water rights

The Colorado governor has stated that he plans to "protect and aggressively assert" the state's water rights after Nebraska's governor released project plans that will impact the South Platte Compact.

Some water projects escape tightened federal protections

The U.S. government is working to strengthen oversight of water projects that were previously loosened by the Trump administration.

EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds

The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites.

US Navy complies to drain tank system blamed for tainted water

The US Navy is defuling tanks after they were linked to contaminating drinking water.

Flint water criminal cases move slowly in court

The prosecution of nine people is slowed down by disputes over millions of documents and even whether some cases were filed in the proper court.

Judge: Lawsuit can proceed against Flint water contractor

A judge on Jan. 10 refused to dismiss a lawsuit against an engineering company, which is accused of not doing enough to stop the flow of lead-contaminated water in Flint in 2015.

Nebraska announces $500M plan to claim water from Colorado

Nebraska governor announces a plan to divert water from Colorado by building canals.

Louisiana city installs automated water meters

The city of Lake Charles is installing new automated water meters to improve accuracy and efficiency for water bill readings.

Environmental groups file complaint over lead pipes

Environmental groups file a civil rights complaint stating that lead pipe replacement work disproportionately increases the risk of lead exposure for residents of color.

Complaints made over utility management of Hebgen Lake, dam

Mismanagement of dam water led to complaints and potential harming of brown trout.

Phoenix Water Services won't resume water shut offs

Due to rising covid cases, Phoenix Water Services will not resume shut offs to past due accounts.

US agencies investigate Navy fuel leak’s effect on civilians

Health officials are investigating how civilians were affected by a petroleum leakage into Pearl Harbor's tap water.

Droughts continue as California adopts water restrictions

Californians will face mandatory restrictions on water use as the state faces severe droughts and voluntary restrictions are not followed.

Navy needs more time to remove jet fuel from drinking water

The Navy needs additional time to flush out jet fuel from Pearl Harbor drinking water.

West Virginia town is granted a new water system

After a 10-year boil water notice, a West Virginia town receives a new water system.

Tennessee city claims Georgia sewer utility owes over $25M in unpaid bills

The city of Chattanooga claims that a Georgia utility owes more than $25 million but the utility says the amount is less than $300,000.

US Affirms New Interpretation for High-Level Nuclear Waste

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Biden administration has affirmed a Trump administration interpretation of high-level radioactive waste that is based on the waste’s radioactivity rather than how it was produced. The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week means some radioactive waste from nuclear wea..

Rehoboth Bay Closed to Shellfish Harvesting After Spill

Delaware officials temporarily closed the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting on Dec. 28 after thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater spilled from a residential sewer line.

Navy Objects to Recommendation it Drain Hawaii Fuel Tanks

The Navy filed objections to a request to remove fuel from tanks located above the city's water supply, stating that the Navy shouldn't be required to remove the fuel.

Water Utility Asks Navy to Stop Fighting Hawaii's Order

A Hawaii utility asks the Navy to comply to an order to remove fuel from tanks near a city's water supply.

Official in Hawaii Agrees Navy Must Remove Fuel From Tanks

A state official in Hawaii agrees that the Navy should remove Pearl Harbor fuel tanks because it threatens the water supply.