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A new report issued by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) demonstrates that over 77 million people were served by water systems that violated at least at least one aspect of the Safe Water Drinking Act during 2015. The types of offenses ranged from arsenic to coliform bacteria to lead, but every single state was […]

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Three years ago most Americans probably didn’t suspect that dangerous amounts of lead, a toxic heavy metal, could be lurking in their drinking water. But that was before the devastating lead contamination in Flint became a national news fixture. Lead can find its way into your water through a variety of methods. Often, lead contamination […]

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has begun testing schools throughout the state for potential lead in drinking water. Once screening ends, over 14,000 drinking water samples from 7,000 school buildings will be tested. So far, only 118 schools have been tested in a pilot project, but the results are concerning. According to the DEQ, […]

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In the first week of March, 2017, the hashtag #pinkwater began to trend on Twitter along with images of what can only be described as neon pink water pouring out of taps. Photos and videos of the fuchsia-colored water originated in Onoway, a small town of 1,000 residents in central Alberta, Canada. The town’s residents […]

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Arizona’s geology is rich in a wide variety of minerals, metals, and radioactive elements, making the state a gold mine (often literally) for mining companies. This richness comes at a cost. Contaminants dissolve into groundwater, where they can have serious effects on water quality and health. Add in agricultural runoff and industrial waste, and the […]