Although Congress and the White House have assured Americans of a plan to invest in drinking water pipes and sewage treatment plants, both rural and urban communities are for now relying on existing loans and grants. Meanwhile, drinking water costs are rising, albeit incrementally.
A new study demonstrates that drinking arsenic contaminated water can lead to future heart problems in young Native Americans. Arsenic, a toxic metal, can be found in contaminated groundwater.
Globe, Ariz. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and the city of Globe, Arizona, Economic Development Department have launched a workshop series for entrepreneurs and existing business owners.
The federal government has asked the governors of seven Western states that draw water from the Colorado River to finally draft a drought contingency plan. This follows an earlier order to do so, but California and Arizona have been unable to complete the task.
The Menagers Dam near the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona was put to the test of holding back waters as Tropical Storm Rosa pummeled the area. The Tohono O’odham Nation has declared a state of emergency.