Your recent article, “Water Systems Are in Crisis. How Can Funders Help?” highlighted many of today’s most pressing water issues. Ensuring that all people have access to safe and affordable water and wastewater systems is perhaps the single largest issue we face today.
More than 44 million Americans get their water from private domestic wells, most of which are unregulated. Of those, a new study says that about two million people could be exposed to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic in their water.
Merced, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) will host a free well owner workshop in Merced, California on Saturday, November 11. The event is open to all private well owners. Topics will include proper operation and maintenance of septic systems and drinking water wells, common septic and well troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and solutions, and protecting our groundwater.
Fortunately none of the Napa and Sonoma Counties ravaged by wildfires during October are without drinking water. However, water regulators say that treating drinking water may be a challenge as they work to mitigate ash and erosion around reservoirs.
After an intense blaze destroyed thousands of acres of Utah forest, rural Panguitch residents learned their water supply is contaminated with dangerous E. coli bacteria.