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Citizens of Trenton, New Jersey have plenty to be worried about — for the third time in four testing periods, samples of water from homes around Trenton have tested positive for high levels of lead. In fact, the amount of lead found in certain samples far exceeds the federal action level. The most troubling sample, […]

A recent op-ed in the Palm Beach Post highlights one of the overlooked contributing factors in South Florida’s worsening water quality problem: the lack of knowledge among its residents of the soil systems in the area and how human behavior and development has impacted them. As Rachelle Berger points out, the soil and water systems […]

zebra mussels

Many residents in Austin, Texas, submitted complaints to the city in the first week of February complaining of foul-smelling water. After completing routine water testing Austin Water released an official response that zebra mussels were likely present in a raw water pipeline at the Ullrich Water Treatment Plant. These invasive mussles are to blame for […]

Californians with Contaminated Water Outraged by Newsom’s Proposed Tax

Many Californians have been without clean drinking water for years. Last month Governor Gavin Newsom released a state budget that included a proposal for a new fee on drinking water to fund projects designed to improve systems in the state currently piping contaminated water into homes. California counties in the Central Valley are hit hardest […]

raining during a drought

Droughts happen all the time, but the persistent drought in the American Southwest is historic. A combination of climate change and patterns in arid areas has placed populations in desert cities in vulnerable positions. The city of Phoenix is facing dwindling water supplies, and is trying to act fast to avoid a future without water. […]