California’s rural communities, which often rely on wells and increasingly must contend with contaminated water, are now at the forefront of the incoming governor’s budget.
The Colorado River, which serves seven states in the American Southwest, will likely have a shortage of water by 2020 and the federal government has ordered the states to plan for drought conditions.
A study examining how wildfires could impact drinking water indicates that these natural disasters affect water quality and availability.
Aging infrastructure and high replacement costs are just one of the contributors to lead contamination in water systems throughout the country, according to CBS news. At the current replacement rate, it would take about 200 years and cost about $1 trillion to completely renew the system.
West Sacramento, Calif. — The Cuyama Community Services District awarded Rural Community Assistance Corporation more than $110,000 to help the district with efficient long-range management and operations for its water and wastewater treatment services.