EPA leader listens to water concerns in Mississippi capitalNovember 16, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — EPA Administrator Michael Regan said Tuesday that the agency is still working on a plan to bring long-term improvements to the water system in Mississippi’s capital city, which came perilously close to collapsing more than two months ago.
Mississippi capital to hire emergency water plant workersNovember 11, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Local officials in Mississippi's capital city, where a late summer water crisis upended life for 150,00 people, have approved an emergency plan to increase staffing at the city's two water treatment plants.
EPA: Water in Mississippi’s capital city is safe to drinkNovember 1, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Monday that the water in Mississippi’s capital city is safe to drink, after months of sampling at a treatment plant overwhelmed by August flooding that caused wide supply disruptions.
Tanzania’s commercial capital imposes water restrictionsOctober 28, 2022 GMT
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — One of Africa’s largest and fastest growing cities has imposed water restrictions as officials blame dry weather and dropping river levels.
Some of the more than 6 million residents of Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, say thousands of homes have had no water for weeks.
Mississippi city with water woes also faces trash troubleOctober 6, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is still grappling with a troubled water system, and it could soon see garbage piling up outside homes and businesses.
AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12B on UkraineSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday.
State cracks down on Flint company after Flint River spillSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — State regulators on Monday ordered a Flint chemical company to truck wastewater to a water treatment plant, weeks after it was blamed for an oily discharge in the Flint River.
EPA inspector general probes Mississippi capital water woesSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An independent watchdog in the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it's being brought in to investigate the troubled water system in Mississippi's capital city.
Jackson’s new worry: More water pressure could break pipesSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water pressure slowly improved in Mississippi's capital city Friday but officials outlined numerous challenges and occasional setbacks as they worked to restore running water from the city's aging, neglected water system to all in the city of 150,000.
Some improvement seen as Jackson water woes continueSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials set up emergency distribution centers for handouts of water and hand sanitizer Thursday in the capital city of Jackson, as efforts to restore a flood-impaired, long-troubled water system continued.
Low on water, prep football adapts in Mississippi’s capitalSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
Marcus Gibson never realized how much water a high school football program used until it was gone.
Even so, he considers his team one of the lucky ones as a water crises roils Mississippi's largest city.
Major Boston suburb finds ‘forever chemicals’ in its waterAugust 29, 2022 GMT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Cambridge is temporarily switching the source of its drinking water after finding elevated levels of toxic “forever chemicals" in its water supply, the city said in a statement.
Residents improvise as Texas city rushes to turn water onJune 16, 2022 GMT
Residents of the West Texas city of Odessa improvised emergency water supplies after a water system outage left them high and dry for days amid scorching heat, even as utility crews scrambled Wednesday to restore normal service.
N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 waveJune 16, 2022 GMT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea reported a new “epidemic" of an intestinal disease on Thursday, an unusual announcement from the secretive country that is already contending with a COVID-19 outbreak and severe economic turmoil.
EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spendingMay 20, 2022 GMT
MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state's population, officials said Friday.
Korean Startup CAST Provides Eco-friendly Water Treatment and Sterilization Solutions Utilizing ...May 11, 2022 GMT
US taps $420M to boost water supplies hit by climate changeMarch 31, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials slated millions of dollars for rural water projects in several states, with the Biden administration looking to shore up infrastructure needs made more urgent by long-term drought conditions that have been exacerbated by climate change.
Maryland: Treatment plant must stop unpermitted dischargesMarch 25, 2022 GMT
DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Maryland environment officials are ordering the state’s largest wastewater treatment plant to stop unpermitted discharges of water pollution.
Under Thursday’s order, Baltimore's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dundalk has 48 hours to comply after an inspection “revealed the precipitous decline” in the functions of “several critical processes at the plant” since prior inspections, news outlets report.
Tap water returns to Warm Springs but with boil water noticeMarch 23, 2022 GMT
WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — After several days, water service on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north central Oregon is resuming, although with an indefinite boil water notice.
Paden City, West Virginia, added to EPA Superfund listMarch 21, 2022 GMT
PADEN CITY, W.Va. (AP) — Federal environmental officials have added the groundwater in a West Virginia community along the Ohio River to a national cleanup priority list.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday placed Paden City’s groundwater on the list of Superfund cleanup sites, the EPA said in a news release.
Troubled Kentucky water district wins funding for upgradesMarch 21, 2022 GMT
INEZ, Ky. (AP) — A troubled Kentucky water district has been given more than $400,000 from the state for improvements and upgrades.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced the funding Friday, calling it “another important milestone.”
Reservation water treatment plant offline due to fireMarch 19, 2022 GMT
WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — Officials with the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north central Oregon have issued an emergency water conservation notice after an underground fire shut the tribes’ water treatment plant.
Austin residents must boil water after treatment plant issueFebruary 6, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A boil water notice has been issued for residents in Austin after a problem at a water treatment plant, officials said.
When the city issued the boil water notice Saturday evening, Mayor Steve Adler said it appeared “this will be over in a couple of days.”
Idaho plan seeks $300 million for water treatment systemsFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials want to spend $300 million over the next five years to upgrade drinking water and wastewater treatment systems across the state, the state’s top environmental official said Thursday.
Jackson water woes exacerbated by cold blast, broken pipesJanuary 24, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Parts of Mississippi's capital city have had little or no water pressure in recent days because of broken pipes and problems at a water treatment plant.
Areas with higher elevation in south Jackson have been most affected.
Appeals court upholds conviction, sentence of ex-officerJanuary 23, 2022 GMT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and nine-year prison sentence of a former Newark police officer in alleged kickbacks to the former head of the city’s scandal-ridden water corporation.
Anchorage mayor briefly ordered halt to water fluoridationDecember 15, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Alaska’s largest city told officials last October to stop fluoridating the municipal water supply, only to reverse himself five hours later when informed that fluoridation was required under city code.
Dover, metal recycler reach settlement over water pollutionDecember 8, 2021 GMT
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The city of Dover says it reached a settlement with the metal recycler that was fined for polluting a key city aquifer, in which the company will pay more than $13 million to build and operate a new water treatment facility.
Officials: Unsafe levels of chemical found in town’s waterNovember 24, 2021 GMT
PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tests conducted on a North Carolina town's water supply found more than double the amount of a potentially cancer-causing chemical that's considered safe, officials said.
Many in Mississippi’s capital left with little or no waterNovember 16, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents of Mississippi’s capital city are being warned to boil water before using it because of low pressure in the aging water system.
The citywide alert was issued after a problem occurred during the weekend at one of Jackson's water treatment plants, WAPT-TV reported.
North Carolina AG sues 14 companies over fire suppressantNovember 4, 2021 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits filed by North Carolina's attorney general against 14 manufacturers of a fire suppressant claim the makers caused a public nuisance, created a design defect, failed to warn their customers and fraudulently transferred corporate assets to shield their profits, a news release said Thursday.
With virus cases down, Florida cities resume usual water useOctober 13, 2021 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two of Florida's largest cities have ended water emergencies now that COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined drastically in the state.
NW Indiana water facility restarts after US Steel dischargeOctober 4, 2021 GMT
OGDEN DUNES, Ind. (AP) — A utility has restarted a northwest Indiana water treatment facility one week after idling it following a U.S. Steel plant's discharge of iron-tainted wastewater into a Lake Michigan tributary.
US Steel: Plant’s orange plume had elevated iron levelsSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel says a northwestern Indiana plant's discharge of elevated levels of iron were the cause of an orange plume that entered a Lake Michigan tributary, prompting the closure of several nearby beaches and a water treatment facility.
US Steel shuts down Indiana plant after wastewater dischargeSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel temporarily shuttered operations at a northwest Indiana plant Monday after it leaked an orange substance into a Lake Michigan tributary, prompting the closure of a water treatment facility and several nearby beaches.
Springfield water commission receives $250M EPA loanSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has received a $250 million federal infrastructure loan.
The loan is designed to help the agency improve water quality and reliability by rehabilitating aging infrastructure throughout the system.
Florida mayor urges water limits because of COVID-19 surgeAugust 21, 2021 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of the Florida city of Orlando asked residents on Friday to stop watering their lawns and washing their cars immediately, saying water usage needed to be cut back because of the recent surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Minnesota issues plan to treat water marred by 3M chemicalsAugust 18, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota pollution control and natural resources officials on Wednesday released a $700 million plan to improve the drinking water for 14 Twin Cities communities whose groundwater was contaminated due to decadeslong chemical disposal by 3M Co.
Lexington, Ky. receives $11.8M for water treatment plantsAugust 4, 2021 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky's second-largest city, Lexington, has received the second grant from the state's $250 million Cleaner Water Program, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will use $11.8 million to replace the current disinfection process used at two wastewater treatment plants with a new Ultraviolet system that will prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in treated wastewater, Beshear said Tuesday.
Pink lagoon has Argentine environmentalists seeing redJuly 30, 2021 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A bright pink lagoon is setting off red alarms for environmentalists in southern Argentina.
The pond is one of several located about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the city of Trelew used by local industries for releasing chemicals or treated water.
Jackson reviews water system staff to comply with EPA orderJuly 22, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi’s capital city said Thursday that they’re confident they can meet the first deadlines in an agreement with the federal government on steps to improve the quality of Jackson’s drinking water.
Champlain Water District customers asked to conserve waterJune 21, 2021 GMT
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Customers in the Champlain Water District are being asked to curtail nonessential uses of water through noon on Tuesday as the water treatment facility undergoes a production capacity slowdown.
Tuscaloosa seeks to cut water use because of leaking pipeJune 20, 2021 GMT
Tuscaloosa is ordering most of its water customers to use less, saying a leak in a key water line is reducing how much water it can pump out.
Mayor Walt Maddox on Sunday ordered conservation measures for areas south of the Black Warrior River, including the University of Alabama, the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant and four rural water systems outside the city limits.
Delegation members urge DOD to act on Tucson contaminationJune 10, 2021 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to prioritize cleanup of underground contamination linked to two military installations in Tucson.
EPA: Jackson water safe to drink, despite system problemsMay 12, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency officials met with Jackson leaders Tuesday to discuss severe issues with the water system in Mississippi's capital city. They said fixing the system will take years and cost millions of dollars, but for now, it's OK for people to drink the water...
Breakup disrupts Alaska village’s temporary water treatmentMay 6, 2021 GMT
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska village that lost its water plant in a fire will be without its temporary water treatment plant during river breakup.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. installed a temporary water treatment system for Tuluksak in March that pipes water from the Tuluksak River, but the system cannot withstand ice floes released during breakup, PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A $17 million water treatment facility at the former Pease Air Force base is operating, seven years after officials in Portsmouth learned PFAS had contaminated a well.
Water treatment facility complete at former Air Force baseMay 5, 2021 GMT
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A $17 million water treatment facility at the former Pease Air Force base is operating, seven years after officials in Portsmouth learned PFAS had contaminated a well.
West Virginia town receives $3.3M mine reclamation grantMay 5, 2021 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has announced a $3.3 million abandoned mine land grant for a central West Virginia town to make improvements to its water system...
Disaster declaration issued for Mississippi winter stormsMay 4, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for Mississippi for winter storms that struck in February...
Jackson lifts boil-water order after treatment plant fireMay 3, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A boil-water notice has been lifted for Mississippi's capital city after an electrical fire at a water treatment plant caused pressure to drop...
More water woes for Jackson as pressure drops after fireApril 30, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water pressure dropped Friday in Mississippi's capital city after a fire broke out at one of Jackson's two water treatment plants...
Jackson won’t release email about 2020 water system problemsApril 19, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The city of Jackson, Mississippi, has denied a TV station's public records request for email about problems with the city water treatment system...
New Kansas law to make it a crime to trespass at pipelinesApril 17, 2021 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill signed into law by Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will make it a misdemeanor to trespass near oil and gas pipelines...
Company fined $200K over water treatment problemsApril 1, 2021 GMT
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined a company nearly $200,000 over problems with water treatment systems designed to stop contaminated wastewater from reaching the Cape Fear River, the primary drinking water source for an estimated 350,000 downstream residents...
Boil advisory lifted for all of Jackson, one month laterMarch 17, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After 30 days of boiling their water to get rid of contaminants and sometimes no water at all, Jackson residents are finally able to drink the water from the tap after officials lifted a boil water advisory put in place in mid-February when a deep freeze wreaked havoc on their water infrastructure...
Water restored, but most of Jackson still under boil noticeMarch 12, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Most people in Mississippi’s capital now have running water, more than three weeks after the majority of taps in the city of 161,000 went dry during a winter storm...
Mississippi’s capital city closer to resolving water serviceMarch 8, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Running water has been restored to most parts of Mississippi's capital city, three weeks after the majority of Jackson homes and businesses lost service during a winter storm that coated parts of the South in snow and ice...
Small town gets federal grant to restore running waterFebruary 10, 2021 GMT
A small town in northwest Oregon is getting a $1 million grant to restore running water after the town’s water treatment facility burned during last year’s Labor Day fires...
In Florida city, a hacker tried to poison the drinking waterFebruary 8, 2021 GMT
A hacker gained entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a Florida city of 15,000 and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical, exposing a danger cybersecurity experts say has grown as systems become both more computerized and accessible via the internet...
250,000 gallons released from wastewater treatment plantJanuary 6, 2021 GMT
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — About 250,000 gallons of partially treated effluent was sent into Puget Sound from Bainbridge Island’s wastewater treatment plant after heavy rainfall temporarily overwhelmed the facility’s capacity...