Water

NW Indiana Water Facility Restarts After US Steel Discharge

A wastewater treatment facility opened back up after closure due to wastewater discharge.

NY Plastics Plant Settles Claim Over Polluted Drinking Water

A settlement was reached for a New York plastics plant that knowingly polluted well water chemicals.

Panel to Advise State on Reducing Lead in Drinking Water

Michigan officials are advising on how to reduce lead in drinking water.

Utah Drought Brings Scrutiny Over High Water Use, Low Rates

Low water rates have faced scrutiny in Utah because of high water use.

Regulators Warn of Dry Reservoirs and Restrictions in California

California regulators warned that water agencies may not get water until next year and may lead to water restrictions.

California Regulators Warn of Dry Reservoirs, Restrictions

California regulators say water agencies may not be able to get water for the reservoirs until next year.

EPA: Water Samples From Plant Discharge Show No Health Risks

The EPA reports that wastewater samples from an Indiana steel plant show no risk to public health.

Former Utility Worker Accused of Water Tampering Changes Plea

Former water utility worker changes his plea to tampering with a public water system.

New York County Chooses Arcadis for Wastewater Plant Consolidation Project

Arcadis will be working with the Chemung County Sewer District to consolidate two wastewater treatment plants.

Defunct Biogas Plant to Pay $1.1M for Environmental Breaches

A defunct biogas plant has agreed to pay a settlement for environmental rule violations.

US Steel Shuts Down Indiana Plant After Wastewater Discharge

US Steel has temporarily shut down operations at an Indiana plant after it leaked wastewater discharge.

US Projections on Drought-Hit Colorado River Grow More Dire

Projections indicate that droughts for a Colorado River will increase.

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Take Control of Texas Water Pollution System

Several environmental groups sent a petition to the EPA to take control over the Texas permitting system that controls water pollution in the state.

Lead Prompts Michigan to Provide Water, Filters to Benton Harbor

The state of Michigan is providing water and filters to the community of Benton Harbor after tests revealed high levels of lead in the water system.

$16B Plan to Ease Back Bay Flooding at NJ Shore Raises Concerns

A $16 billion plan to address back bay flooding raises concerns over where the water will go during storms.

EPA Rescinds Trump Era Clean Water Act Permit Requirements

The EPA is rescinding a guidance document issued by the Trump Administration in an effort to preserve clean water protections.

Construction Begins to Improve Water Quality of Los Angeles River and Arroyo Seco

Construction for a $13 million California water quality improvement project begins.

New Mexico Droughts Test Centuries-Old Water Traditions

Traditions surrounding water irrigation systems in New Mexico are challenged by severe droughts.

Arizona Utility: Really Wet Summer Follows Very Dry Winter

PHOENIX (AP) — The second-driest winter on record in the Salt River Project’s watershed was followed by a monsoon that the water and power utility said was the second-wettest since it started keeping records nearly 110 years ago. The 2021 monsoon provided nearly 250,000 acre-feet (80 billion gallon..

Springfield Water Commission Receives $250M EPA Loan

The city of Springfield received a $250 million federal infrastructure loan to improve water quality and reliability.

An Indiana City Announces Use of New Smart Sewer Technology

The City of South Bend, Indiana, will be using a new smart sewer system designed by Xylem.

NW Indiana Launches Water Main Replacement Project

An Indiana utility is beginning a project to replace 11 miles of aging water pipes.

Low Water Levels Can Impact Missouri River Access

A drop in Missouri River water levels may be as low as 2 feet in the coming weeks.

Advocacy Groups Seek Federal Help With Lead in Michigan City's Water

Groups seek federal help to provide safe drinking water in Benton Harbor where there are high levels of lead in the water system.

North Dakota Officials: Well Spill Due to Equipment Failure

Regulators are investigating a spill in North Dakota that released thousands of gallons of water and oil.

Civil Engineers Release South Carolina’s State Infrastructure Report

Civil Engineers gave South Carolina an overall grade of a "D+" on its state infrastructure report card.

Michigan Governor Proposes $200M to Replace Lead Water Pipes

The governor of Michigan has proposed a plan to replace lead water pipes across the state.

New Sensors Show Real-Time Chicago River Quality

Sensors placed along the Chicago River will provide data for real-time water quality reports.

Risks Ease from Gas Leak but People Still Out of Homes

A gas leak in a Michigan sewer system has caused some residents to voluntarily leave while the system is under repair.

Rains from Fred Force Shutdown of Asheville Water Source

The rainfall from a tropical depression last month forced the shutdown of a water treatment plant in Asheville, NC.