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.
Scientists have found microplastic contamination in drinking water systems around the world, with the United States having the highest levels of any country.
Recent study findings determine that non-white adults, especially Black and Hispanic minorities, experience mild dehydration more often than white adults.