Nitrate can cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
An Indian tribe’s lawsuit in federal court could potentially add more complexity to managing California’s dwindling water supply.
In the late 1960s, local leaders in the Napa Valley looked to the future and saw it was green. Or, at least, they were determined that it would stay that way.
The Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, a Fresno-based advocacy organization seeks a court order requiring the city of Tulare to supply water to the Matheny Tract community, a 300-home rural subdivision south of the city.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s Tribal Circuit Rider Program provides hands-on technical assistance and training to Native Americans tribes to ensure members have access to safe drinking water.