Flagstaff’s utilities department thinks it has figured out why the amount of haloacetic acid, a water contaminant, exceeded federal limits in one part of the city’s water system.
Years ago, Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote a long poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The mariner and disgruntled crew were caught on a ship in the middle of the doldrums with no wind in the sails, as the mariner spoke these famous words: Water, water everywhere and all the boards do shrink; water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Though they were parched with thirst and surrounded by water; it would be death to drink the ocean water.
Lake Mead sunk to a record low Tuesday night, falling below the point that would trigger a water-supply shortage if the reservoir doesn’t recover soon.
In November, geologist Luis Vega presented a U.S. Geological Survey report that showed annual water demand in Kingman exceeds yearly supplies by about 5,600 acre-feet. As more farms go into production, threats to the local water supply are amplified.
Arizona Senator John McCain will announce his bid for a sixth term in the US Senate Tuesday morning , according to an aide. And one issue the Senator plans to focus on is the drought that’s impacting Arizona.
More significantly, researchers at several federal agencies and in Congress have expressed concern about supplies of water that the concentrated solar plants use for cooling, water that is already scarce in the desert regions of California, the Southwest and the Rocky Mountain states.
Patagonia residents were happy for rain last month, until they noticed orange sludge, bright red trickles and liquid the color of iced tea heading toward their waterways.
Up to 2,000 people living just outside the southeast edge of Sierra Vista have had their water contaminated by E. coli, the utility management company for the affected area announced Friday.
With agriculture accounting for about two-thirds of the water used in Arizona, a state program encourages farmers to adopt water-saving practices and technologies. Through the Best Management Practices program, farmers receive incentives if they follow suggestions from the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Phoenix will not remove fluoride from the drinking water of 1.4 million residents, a subcommittee of City Council members decided Tuesday.
These startling statistics from the World Health Organization (2009) point to the reason why a group of undergraduate students from Arizona State University is working to develop a low-cost biosensor — a simple device that would detect contaminated drinking water