The city of Española, New Mexico will receive a $649,000 grant to replace old infrastructure and improve the city’s water system.
By September, California’s water agencies will decide whether to approve plans to pump billions of gallons of water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Bay Area, Southern California and the state’s productive farm regions.
Water infrastructure is in dire need of improvement, especially in the West. Despite aging reservoirs, treatment plants and pipelines, Congress has been unwilling to allocate funding to improve current conditions.
Public Health Advocates will host a one-day conference “Tackling the Health Politics of Water” June 14 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. Participants will discuss ways to protect, distribute, promote and ensure access to safe drinking water for everybody in every community in California and beyond.
The city of Yerington, Nevada, announced during an Earth Day celebration that it had received approval for federal loans and grants for a $36 million project to replace old water and wastewater collection lines.