#Water Wells

No nitrate police: State and local regulators can’t, or won’t, stop our drinking water from getting worse

The farmer was growing impatient. He and dozens of other central Nebraska farmers had gathered for mandatory training in Columbus a few weeks before last Christmas. In response to high nitrate levels, the Lower Loup Natural Resources District had designated a “Phase 3 area.” That led to new requirements – like this training to help farmers manage their nitrogen fertilizer use.
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Construction Gearing up on the Truckee Canal Maintenance Project

On November 4, 2022, the Bureau of Reclamation and Truckee-Carson Irrigation District held an official project ground-breaking ceremony according to a recent press release. The project is being funded through Infrastructure Law and intends to restore the safe, long-term operation of the Truckee Canal. The event marked the beginning of Phase 1 of a multi-phased construction project known as the Truckee Canal Extraordinary Maintenance Project. This first phase will line approximately 3.5 miles of the canal through the City of Fernley to provide structural integrity and community safety.
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Folding origami can help build wells in Africa

10 SMU students are on a mission to help an agricultural community in Uganda get clean water. Although access to water is never a scarcity for SMU students, this is a different story in Uganda. That’s why students came together for a project called Paper For Water to raise money for wells in Uganda.

Groundwater exploitation threatens HCMC

HCMC – HCMC is making effort to reduce groundwater exploitation to 100,000 cubic meters per day to combat land subsidence, the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment said. In its report on the master plan for clean water supply and ending the exploitation of underground water by 2030,...

Earth Matters: Forests to faucets: Protecting drinking water for everyone

Autumn in the Valley has been a stunning parade of color this year. That’s a dramatic shift from just a few months ago, when dull brown seemed like the dominant hue. A lack of rain that began in June baked lawns into crunchy straw, withered crops in local farm fields, and transformed normally free-flowing streams into mud puddles where small fish struggled to survive.

New Report Details How Coal Plants Are Polluting Water and Getting Away With It

PITTSBURGH — The location of a former coal-fired energy plant northwest of Pittsburgh is leaking coal ash and poisoning surrounding groundwater, in response to a brand new report. Coal ash, the fabric left behind after coal is burned, incorporates dangerous substances like arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, lithium, mercury and...

Letters & Op-Ed, November 23 2022

The developers are laughing at us. We think we have some control over the way our environment is used, but in fact they have it all. At the local level, we have zoning bylaws which we think prevent sensitive areas from being developed. The developers simply apply for a zoning change and voila!, they’re off.

Cross Timbers Water: All benefit from conserving water

Submitted by Cross Timbers Water Supply Corporation. The CTWSC is a 501(c)12 non-profit member-owned water company, providing 500 million gallons annually, primarily to Bartonville, Copper Canyon and Double Oak. The CCN (the area serviced) is supplied by six deep water wells and subsidized by water purchased from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District.

L.I. homeowners plead for help with polluted well water

MANORVILLE, N.Y. -- Homeowners in one Suffolk County community are pleading for relief.They say they are bathing, brushing teeth, doing laundry and dishes and cooking with polluted water. They tell CBS2's Jennifer McLogan that a shuttered plant is to blame and the state won't step in to help them.Ronald Martz, of Manorville, is afraid to drink the water from his private well."You're dealing with our lives right here," he said.For 20 years, he's been trying to get all 64 homes in his area connected to public water due to pollution concerns from the former Grumman...