Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), a nonprofit organization is offering private well owners free well assessments and water quality screening for nitrate.
Arizona’s driest regions have become a battleground for an increasingly limited groundwater supply. Out-of-state companies, drawn to Arizona by cheap land and lax water pumping regulations, have spent decades over-mining the state’s groundwater.
A landmark analysis of California water systems is being undertaken by the University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin Center for Innovation. Scholars and civil leaders have secured a $3 million contract with the California State Water Resources Board for the study.
The federal Bureau of Reclamation is restricting the amount of water Arizona and Nevada, as well as Mexico, extract from the Colorado River because the Lake Mead reservoir is alarmingly low.
After the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, last year, scientists found that burned plastics in some water lines had released high levels of cancer-causing benzenes. Those toxic agents are still in Paradise’s water, they now say.