But the typhoon that ripped across Taiwan Saturday has confronted millions of people with tap water unfit for drinking, rare fallout from the seasonal storms. Flooding from Typhoon Soudelor overwhelmed water purification systems in two cities, including the capital Taipei, and in one large county.
The government has decided to provide clean drinking water to residents of 85 villages in Moga district through canals. The underground water in these villages has traces of uranium and arsenic, posing threat to people’s health.
Three Dutch water boards have stopped using the Maas river as a source of drinking water because of a chemicals scare, news agency ANP says on Wednesday. A leak at a factory on the Chemelot industrial estate near Geleen in Limburg has polluted the river with pyrazoles, an organic compound which is released in the making of medicines and pesticides.
The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking people to avoid wasting water in response to the hot, dry weather and low river levels. The cities have implemented stage one of their water storage response plans. Seattle and Everett say their water outlook is “fair” and they should have enough water supply into fall when rainfall typically replenishes the supply.
There are very good reasons why we aren’t being told the truth about the Fukushima disaster, but it doesn’t matter what those reasons are. The fact that we aren’t getting updated information in the “normal” media and the scant information that is coming out from them can’t be counted on to be accurate is the problem.
Repair work at the water pumping station at Nagdevwadi on Bhogavati river was extended by one more day and many city areas will be reeling under water cuts till Monday. Since Saturday evening, areas like wards C and D and some parts of wards A and B as well as nearby suburbs and rural zones faced severe water crisis. Apte Nagar, Shivaji Peth, Papachi Tickti, Uma Talkies, Shukrawar Peth, Bindu Chowk, Lakshmipuri, Gujari, Udyam Nagar and other old city areas will face water cuts.
State health officials have confirmed the presence of an amoeba at a leaking sample station in the St. Bernard Parish water system. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has asked for the parish to conduct a 60-day chlorine burn to kill off the amoeba in the system.
The discovery of a pneumonia-causing bacteria at a Kowloon City public housing estate yesterday has fueled anxiety among residents who are already on tenterhooks because of their lead-contaminated drinking water.
In May, for the second year in a row, Santa Cruz has imposed a strict water rationing program. Users who exceed their rations of about 60 gallons per person per day are hit with hefty fines. But, once, and only once, the penalty is forgiven if water outlaws attend a two-hour PowerPoint presentation at the local community center.
Sent back to the drawing board by a judge, state drought regulators issued new water rights curtailment notices Wednesday to thousands of farmers and other Californians in an effort to keep a crucial water-use regulation regime on track.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency will also receive $809,000 to clean petroleum leaks.
Thousands of students of government primary and secondary schools here have been drinking unsafe water, mostly from the hand pumps installed on the school premises, for years.