Income inequality has become a trending topic in recent years. A 2014 NPR report, 40 Years of Income Inequality in America, tracks household income in America from 1975 to 2010, showing a dramatic incline in income growth among the 95th percentile between 1995 and 2000.
Crouch Mesa, New Mexico residents have been without potable water since May 25 due to treatment plant failures. About 7,000 customers served by the AV Water Company’s Morningstar and Harvest gold water systems have been living under a boil advisory.
Clean water advocates urge residents to attend the California State Water Resources Control Board public workshop on July 26 in Bakersfield and July 28 in Fresno. The workshops will cover regulations planned to set a legal limit on 1, 2, 3-Trichloroporpane TCP
Activists critical of Nestle North American Waters, which has been drawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest for its Arrowhead bottled water, say the company’s permit has lapsed and therefore it should stop collecting water from an environmentally sensitive canyon in the area.
A U.S. Geological Survey shows that a little more than half of the Colorado River, the West’s primary water source, is groundwater before it seeps into the river bed. The preliminary finding may help city water supply managers anticipate future volumes amid rising temperatures and less snowfall.