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Lead levels in water prompt state of emergency in Flint, Michigan
December 15, 2015
(Reuters) - The mayor of Flint has declared a state of emergency, acknowledging that switches in the Michigan's city's water sourcing have caused high lead levels in drinking water... Read More

Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West
December 8, 2015
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water... Read More

In California, Stingy Water Users Are Fined in Drought, While the Rich Soak
November 21, 2015
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — Outside her two-story tract home in this working-class town, Debbie Alberts, a part-time food service worker, has torn out most of the lawn. She has given up daily showers and cut her family’s water use nearly in half, to just 178 gallons per person each day... Read More

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BC Water News delivers links relevant to stories on water-related issues that are published online... Read More

To See Fines Dry Up, Californians Pour Into Water School
October 21, 2015
SANTA CRUZ, Calif.—The 34 adults seated in a room in a community center knew they were in trouble. Lindsay Edelman, an instructor whose mission is to reform the offenders, hammered home the basic rules, so they wouldn’t break them again... Read More

Ohio River's Huge Algae Bloom a Warning for Water Suppliers
October 19, 2015
A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation... Read More

Water rates rising across nation
September 27, 2015
With all the questions surrounding the nation's water supplies and systems, one thing seems certain: Customers will be paying more to keep their taps flowing... Read More

Parched America: Satellite images reveal just how dry the ground has become across California, Oregon and Washington
September 23, 2015
Large swathes of the US continue to suffer the impact of a deep, ongoing drought. Conditions have been particularly severe in California, Oregon, and Washington, where below-average precipitation has had a large, lasting effect on water supplies... Read More

A Scary New Number Shows Just How Bad the Drought Is
September 15, 2015
When California officials measured the state’s snowpack in April, they declared it was at the lowest level in 50 years as a four-year drought dragged on. Turns out they were off by 450 years... Read More