Even if more snow falls in Colorado later this winter, it might not make up for a record low in precipitation across the state, say meteorologists. In response to this bad news, utilities have stepped up monitoring of reserves to determine how much water they can leave in reservoirs that will not threaten dam capacity if more snow and rain eventually fall.
Pima and Cochise County, Ariz. — Private well owners in specific counties, including Pima and Cochise, are eligible to participate in Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Individual Well Program, which provides free private well assessments for those not regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
California water regulators have decided that Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, doesn’t have the right to do so by siphoning it off of waterways in the San Bernardino National Forest.
West Sacramento, Calif. — RCAC received a $5,000 grant from the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, which will be used to build the City of Loyalton’s financial management capacity for its water and wastewater systems.
The State Water Resources Control Board is currently accepting applications for grant funds to improve access to safe drinking water for students. The Drinking Water for Schools Program funds water bottle filling stations, drinking fountains, point-of-entry or point-of-use treatment where contamination is an issue. Funds may also be used