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Western Wildfires Damage, Contaminate Drinking Water Systems

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As they tear through forests and developed areas, fires in California, Oregon, and Washington have destroyed water infrastructure and released chemical contaminants.

No Running Water for Days Following Isaias Power Outages

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Tropical Storm Isaias cut power to more than 2 million customers in the Northeast when it passed through the region on Tuesday. For those with wells and no backup generators, the loss of electricity delivered a double blow: no running water either.

Speaking Of Water With Peter Gleick - California Drinking Water Bill

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Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute, discusses the new clean water bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Paradise Officials Unveil $53 Million Plan to Rid Damaged Water Pipes of Contaminants

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Two years and $53 million is the estimated timeline and cost to overcome the extensive contamination of the water system in Paradise.

Despite Unity of Purpose, Familiar Schisms Appear As California Lawmakers Rekindle Clean Water Funding Debate

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Three options on are the table for helping water utilities deliver clean water.

Deadly Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Persist in the U.S.

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The most acute U.S. water contamination health risk defies control.

Regulators Will Soon Know A Lot More About Algal Toxins in U.S. Drinking Water

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For the next two years, water utilities are required to test for ten cyanotoxins.

Oregon Capital Battles Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

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Toxins result in ‘do not drink’ advisory for Salem, the latest U.S. city challenged by cyanobacteria.

Kentucky AG Investigates Rural Water System That Has Been Failing for Decades

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Kentucky’s top lawyer opens inquiry into the management of the troubled Martin County Water District.
Bottled Water in Flint, Michigan. Photo by J. Carl Ganter.

What's Up with Water - Speaking of Water - Who Trusts the Tap (Bonus Episode)

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Do I trust my tap water? It turns out that the answer is very different for different groups of people.

A Philadelphia Story: No Running Water For Eight Years

Legal barriers block water access for residents in ‘tangled title’ cases.

Congress Passes Defense Spending Bill That Includes Perfluorinated Chemicals Health Study

CDC will guide first-ever national evaluation of drinking water…