Water Inspection

Ecoremedy receives EPA approval for wastewater treatment technology

Ecoremedy receives an EPA ruling on its gasification technology, and now moves forward with installing the system at a Washington wastewater plant.

Large dairy farm sues state over wastewater permit changes

Farm operators say the monitoring system will cost tens of thousands of dollars initially, plus the fees indefinitely paid to experts to sample, analyze and interpret data from the wells.

PNW 2022 water outlook improves with storms, drought remains

An unexpected snowstorm in the Pacific Northwest could increase the water supply in some areas but droughts continue to persist.

Wisconsin judge to rule on DNR authority to regulate PFAS

A judge was set to rule on whether state regulators can require businesses to clean up PFAS contamination without established limits on the chemicals.

Decisions remain for Pilgram's radioactive water

Holtec International is working to remove radioactive water inside a former nuclear power plant in Massachusetts.

Maine takes step toward phase out of long-lasting chemicals

Lawmakers in Maine have made a move toward banning pesticides that contain long-lasting chemicals.

EPA upholds Trump-era decision not to regulate contaminant

The Environmental Protection Agency said that it will not regulate a drinking water contaminant that has been linked to brain damage in infants.

Lawsuit against EPA claims agency fails to protect Montana rivers from pollution

A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against U.S. environmental officials for alleged failure to intervene after the Montana Legislature rolled back longstanding water pollution rules.

Maryland officials order stop on treatment plant unpermitted discharges

Officials in Maryland are ordering the state’s largest wastewater treatment plant to stop unpermitted discharges of water pollution.

Michigan Supreme Court adds 2nd Flint water case to docket

The Michigan Supreme Court is getting more involved in Flint water criminal cases after agreeing to hear arguments about whether a one-person grand jury violates the state constitution.

Tap water returns to Warm Springs but with boil water notice

After several days, water service on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north central Oregon is resuming, although with an indefinite boil water notice.

Long-running Love Canal suits scheduled for hearing in May

Long-pending lawsuits stemming from toxic waste contamination in Niagara Falls’ notorious Love Canal neighborhood have a new court date in May to determine whether 19 pending lawsuits should be heard.

Chemicals found in well water near landfill

Officials in have found elevated levels of industrial chemicals and arsenic in well water near a Maine town's landfill.

Hawaii says water in Pearl Harbor homes is safe to drink

The Hawaii Department of Health said that the tap water in all residential areas served by the Navy’s Pearl Harbor water system is safe to drink.

Oregon reservation water treatment plant offline due to fire

The Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north central Oregon has issued an emergency water conservation notice after an underground fire shut the tribes’ water treatment plant.

Tennessee community fights to save creek from wastewater dumping

A community in Tennessee fights to prevent a utility from dumping wastewater into Lick Creek.

Indiana city plans cleanup of PCBs in tainted soil

The city of Kokomo drafted a plan to clean up contaminated soils that were discovered last year and stopped the expansion of the city's sewage treatment plant.

Water main break in Flint prompts water conservation request

Residents of Flint are asked to cut back on water use due to a water main break.

Wichita man killed on water plant construction site

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Relatives have identified the man killed on the job at the site where a new water plant is under construction in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that the victim was 55-year-old Manuel Esparza of Wichita, a superintendent for UCI Industrial Construction Services. The company ..

Los Angeles sues companies over toxic chemicals in waterways

The city of Los Angeles is suing three companies for waterway contamination.

EPA chief witnesses sewage problems in Alabama’s Black Belt

The administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency said he witnessed “unacceptable” problems with raw sewage fouling properties of residents of Alabama’s Black Belt.

Water contaminations increase Native Hawaiians' distrust in military

After a Navy fuel tank contaminated the water supply for many Pearl Harbor residents, the incident triggered Native Hawaiians' increased distrust in the military.

California reps ask for new water study at former base

Two California congress members ask for a study to be conducted to determine if toxic chemicals are located in drinking water on a former military base.

Ohio district wins Best Municipal Water in an international tasting contest

An Ohio district wins the top prize for tap water at an international tasting contest.

EPA will review Hawaii fuel tank operations after tainted water

The Environmental Protection Agency will inspect a Navy fuel tank facility in Hawaii after petroleum leaked into Pearl Harbor's tap water supply.

Southeast Louisiana residents on boil water notice

St. John the Baptist Parish is on boil water notice due to a water main break.

Amid California droughts, US won't give water to farmers

Federal officials said they won’t deliver any water to farmers in California's major agricultural region which will force farmers to plant fewer crops.

Sewage spill shuts down California beaches

Nearly 50,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled near Newport Bay caused beach closures on Feb. 21 and will remain closed until water quality meets acceptable standards.

Federal auditors probe EPA handling of city’s lead-tainted water

An investigation was announced of how the government handled lead contamination in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Experts review water release from Japan nuclear plant

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency are reviewing treated wastewater that was released into the ocean.