After collecting 4,000 samples from Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County, the Army Corps of Engineers will share information on the contamination.
Water quality on beaches is measured throughout the state to keep track of bacteria levels in the water. Following weeks of heavy rains in Texas, officials said they have found high levels of Enterococci bacteria in 17 beaches in the Galveston area.
Decades ago homes were built, roads were paved and now 40 acres of concrete funnel water down this one block of Elmer Avenue. So when it rains, the street becomes a stream and it floods. Five years ago, Elmer Avenue became LA’s first residential test site to instead treat water as a scarce resource that should be captured.
On Wednesday morning, a water sample from a station located at Bessemer Avenue and Huffine Mill Road in Greensboro, NC tested positive for E. coli. The area’s water system has been isolated from the city’s system and temporary water lines were built to redirect water to 2 schools and 13 homes in the 900 block of Huffine Mill Road.
Ground water contamination at Eielson Air Force Base may have spread off the facility. The Air Force has contacted private property owners in the nearby Moose Creek area offering to test well water for presence of a chemical presumed to be from firefighting foam formerly used at the base.
Massachusetts has established a reputation for welcoming high-tech and life sciences companies. Now, state officials have their eyes on another promising sector, water technology, which aims to stretch, reclaim, and create water supplies to quench the thirst of growing populations in an increasingly warmer world.
Elevated levels of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in consumer products such as plastic food storage and beverage containers, have been determined by existing research to be deposited directly into streams and rivers by industrial or municipal wastewater, according to a press release.
The California spill could be much, much worse than originally thought. According to the company that owns the pipeline, as much 105,000 gallons of oil may have spilled into the ocean, five times more than estimated on Tuesday. Oil has now spread across a nine-mile stretch of the coast.
In a desperate attempt to maintain somewhat “normal” levels of activity, water is being pumped out of the ground in the western half of the nation at an absolutely staggering pace. Once that irreplaceable groundwater is gone, that is when the real crisis will begin.
“Anytime you open your plumbing to be repaired or do work around the pump it could introduce bacteria into the water,” said Chuck Williams. “It is always good to have the water tested and disinfected if it’s needed. Water from a well should be tested if a new well is driven or if there is any change in the quality, smell or odor of the water. We do coliform testing for bacteria.”
A breakdown of how California’s water is used, from fracking and Nestle’s bottling plant to almonds and lawns. Most of the water that California withdraws from its rivers, lakes, and aquifers goes to agriculture. California is the nation’s top farm state, and 77 percent of freshwater withdrawals are used to grow a bounty of almonds, oranges, lettuce, strawberries, and tomatoes, among dozens of other produce aisle staples.
A proposed housing development in Ferguson Township has caused a flood of concerns about the safety of the area’s drinking water. The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors is currently considering whether to give the go ahead on a new Toll Brothers housing complex called the Cottages at State College, but a wave of public opposition appears be rising.