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Newport, ORklcc.org

Newport Restricts Water Use Due To Declining Supply

The city of Newport is restricting water use effective immediately. Newport residents and businesses are banned from using irrigation systems, filling outdoor pools, or washing their vehicles. The city says the rules are in place because of declining flows in the Siletz River, which supplies Newport’s drinking water. A press release from the city calls it a “very serious situation.”
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Algonac, MIVoice News

Algonac City Council approves several water items

At the Algonac City Council’s Aug. 3 meeting, council members approved several water-related items, including an equipment installation for water tower telemetry after an equipment failure in July. “The Algonac water tower and plant typically communicate via a cellular signal,” Mayor Terry Stoneburner said. “This equipment lets water plant employees...
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Clifton, COKJCT8

Clifton Water District assuring residents drinking water is safe

CLIFTON, Colo. (KJCT) - Water treatment workers are seeing historic conditions for water quality and clarity in the Colorado River, according to the Clifton Water District. Flash floods, debris, ash, vegetation, and mud flowing into the river have made it murkier than normal. However, the CWD is assuring residents that the water is safe. The treatment facility is equipped to handle the changes in water quality. Residents may have noticed some change in their water’s coloration or smell in Clifton. That is fine, according to the district.
Central Lake, MI9&10 News

Village of Central Lake Issues Boil Water Advisory

The Village of Central Lake has issued a boil water advisory for residents south of Cameron Street of M-88 until further notice. Advisories are issued when an event occurs that may cause the water distribution system to become contaminated, such as a loss of pressure from a water main break. The village cannot guarantee the quality of the drinking water until the system is repressurized and water testing has been completed, which takes 24-48 hours.
Gastonia, NCGaston Gazette

Donate water to first responders, receive a free sub Saturday

Gastonia's Firehouse Sub will be giving away medium subs from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, to those who donate a 24-pack of bottled water. The local Firehouse Subs, located at 2290 E. Franklin Blvd., will then turnaround and give the bottled water away as part of the company's national "H2O for Heroes" campaign. The H20 for Heroes campaign benefits fire and police departments, emergency responders, senior and community centers nationwide.
Englewood, COPosted by
97.3 KBCO

Drinking Water Tests Positive For E. Coli In Colorado City

The City of Englewood is warning residents after a sample of the city's water came back positive for E. coli bacteria. “In accordance with drinking water regulations, the City of Englewood collects water quality samples at the beginning of each month. On August 3 and August 4, the City of Englewood collected water quality sample from 24 sites throughout the City’s water system. One sample site of the 24 sample sites was found to contain the presence of E. coli. E. coli bacteria can make people sick and is of particular concern to people with weakened immune systems.”
Trenton, NJTrentonian

Trenton Water Works secures grant to fix leaks

Trenton Water Works is a 200-year-old utility, and like most things 200 years old, there are going to be issues. One issue of prime concern for the utility is an obvious one: Leaks in the system. And that’s why the Trenton Water Works just received a $433,044 grant from the New Jersey Bureau of Public Utilities (BPU) to help fund a $1-million water loss project to pinpoint leaks in the system, which is one of the largest water systems in the United States.
Saint Louis, MOconstructforstl.org

EPA Orders Cahokia Heights to Take ‘Immediate Actions’ to Prevent Drinking Water Contamination

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday ordered the Metro East city of Cahokia Heights to take “immediate actions” to prevent drinking water contamination, including increased testing and monitoring of drinking water. The EPA said an inspection found serious problems, including sanitary sewer overflows and the...

VIDEO: Thirsty butterfly drinks water from aid worker's hand

MANAVGAT, Turkey (Reuters/CBS Newspath) - A video taken by a Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) worker showed a butterfly at a fire zone area in the southern Mediterranean town of Manavgat, drinking water out of the palm of an aid worker after flying away from a scorching nearby blaze. The video...
Sacramento, CAkubaradio.com


State water authorities are moving forward with a plan to stop certain diversions on rivers in Central and Northern California. The California Water Resources Control Board unanimously approved the regulations Tuesday, aiming to protect drinking water supplies and save endangered fish. This means certain diversions on rivers flowing into the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta may be stopped, shifting management of water resources from local to state authorities.

Bottled water 3,500 times worse for environment than tap, study finds

The impact of bottled water on the environment is 3,500 times greater than tap water, a study suggests. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) found that if the entire population of Barcelona drank bottled water, the effect on species loss and resource use would be 1,400 and 3,500 times higher, respectively, than if tap water was consumed.
Congress & Courtsbloomberglaw.com

Bipartisan Water Aid Boost Sought for Infrastructure Bill (1)

Communities would be able to access more direct aid for drinking water and wastewater through a bipartisan amendment filed to the infrastructure package the Senate is currently debating. The provision offered by Sens. Jeff Merkley. (D-Ore.) and. Jim Inhofe. (R-Okla.) would change the formula related to appropriations for the Clean...
Weight LossSimmer and Boil

10 Reasons to Drink Water for Weight Loss & Well-being

When we think of losing weight, our minds typically go to the foods we consume and how much exercise we get. While those are key elements of weight loss, if we focus on those items alone, we are missing other pieces of the weight-loss puzzle—including the role that water plays in weight loss and in our overall health and well-being.