Water Asset Management

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.

Maine Panel Wants Standard Increase for Part of Androscoggin River

A panel in Maine wants tougher water standards for the Androscoggin River.

U.S. Tribes Hope for Clean Water With Infrastructure Bill

Native American tribes hope for a change in water quality with the new infrastructure bill.

Manatee Feeding Stations at Power Plants Assist With Survival

Temporary feeding stations for manatees are designed to combat the lack of food.

Tests Show Lead Decrease in Benton Harbor Tap Water

The amount of lead in a Michigan city's tap water is finally dropping.

Anchorage Mayor Briefly Ordered Halt to Water Fluoridation

Anchorage's mayor briefly stops fluoridation after workers complained that it was harming them.

United States Fines BNSF $1.5 Million for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

The Environmental Protection Agency fines the BNSF Railway Corporation $1,513,750 to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

EPA Details Push to Tighten Rules for Lead in Drinking Water

The EPA is tightening rules on lead in drinking water and plans to replace all lead pipes using new funds from the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

States to Sign Voluntary Cutbacks of Colorado River Water

Water leaders in states surrounding the Colorado River are preparing to sign an agreement to voluntarily reduce river water use in order to manage the depleting water levels.

Conservation Group Sues Army Corps Over Columbia Pollution

A conservation group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for polluting the Columbia River.

Navy Dive Team is Trying to Remove Fuel from Hawaii Water

A Navy dive team is trying to extract jet fuel from a water shaft near Pearl Harbor after several locals reported feeling ill.

Navy Contests Hawaii’s Orders to Suspend, Drain Fuel Tanks

The U.S. Navy is contesting orders from Hawaii to suspend use of fuel tanks and drain them at a complex above an aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water until certain conditions are met.

EPA Invites 39 Metropolitan Districts to Apply for Water Infrastructure Loans

The agency anticipates that, as funds become available, $6.7 billion in WIFIA loans will help finance over $15 billion in water infrastructure projects to protect public health and water quality across 24 states.

Camarillo, Calif. Doubles Local Potable Water Supply as Desalter Plant Comes Online

The City of Camarillo, California, has announced the start-up and commissioning of its North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Desalter Plant, moving the city closer to a more self-reliant, affordable potable water future.

EPA Outlines $7.4 Billion for Water Infrastructure Headed to States

States, Native American tribes and U.S. territories will receive $7.4 billion in 2022 to improve water quality and access, the first installment from the infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law last month.

Benton Harbor Starts Accepting Bids to Replace Lead Pipes

A city in Michigan is accepting bids to replace lead pipes throughout the city.

Hawaii: Fuel Odor in Navy Water Prompts Over 100 Complaints

Water sample tests from the Navy’s water system at Pearl Harbor have so far been inconclusive after it received more than 100 complaints about fuel-like odor coming from tap water in the area.

2 Kentucky Cities, Utility Receive $2.7M for Water Projects

Two Kentucky cities and one utility are receiving $2.7 million for three sewer and water improvement projects.

Customers Would Get Refunds Under Settlement of Water Utility Case

Customers of an Arizona water utility would receive refunds in a settlement for unlawful rate increases.

New Lead Testing Method Could Reveal Higher Levels in Water

A new testing method for lead is showing an even higher number of contamination in community water samples.

Mississippi Loses Supreme Court Water Fight with Tennessee

The Supreme Court rejected a claim that a Tennessee city is taking water from Mississippi through an underground aquifer.

Mississippi Leaders Approve Pay Hikes for Water System Workers

Jackson city leaders have approved a plan to increase pay for workers at its water plant.

Officials: Unsafe Levels of Chemical Found in Town’s Water

Water tests in Pittsboro, North Carolina show high levels of unsafe chemicals in the town's water system.