Protect Your Groundwater Day

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We all rely on groundwater in some way, and groundwater relies on us to protect it.

Protect Your Groundwater Day takes place on September 1, 2020. PYGWD is an annual observance established to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater. The event is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance.

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California: 15,000 cancer cases could stem from chemicals in tap water

(CNN) A new study finds that drinking tap water in California over the course of a lifetime could increase the risk of cancer.

Researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15,500 cancer cases there over the course of a lifetime. These contaminants include chemicals such as arsenic, hexavalent chromium and radioactive elements such


DC drinking water needs more monitoring for lead, audit finds

The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

D.C. Water isn’t doing all that could be done to reduce lead levels in the District’s drinking water, according to an audit by the city’s Office of Inspector General.

While “The District has made considerable improvements since 2001 when the District suffered a crisis of elevated lead levels in the drinking water,” the audit


EPA’s chemical decision worries Republicans

In the House, some lawmakers are already calling for Congress to step in and force EPA to set a drinking water limit if the Trump administration does not act. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Key congressional Republicans voiced concerns Tuesday about the prospect that EPA will not set drinking water limits for two toxic chemicals — an issue that raises new hurdles for acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s bid to permanently lead


Broward County’s Drinking Water Report Doesn’t Address Chemical Testing Question

A government memo from May 2018 clarified when Florida officials should be testing drinking water for certain types of chemicals called Trihalomethanes.

Broward County released its 2017 water quality report Monday. But the report doesn’t address a water testing controversy around certain dangerous chemicals – called trihalomethanes – that emerged earlier this spring.

The report from the county’s Water and Wastewater Services office shows drinking water across Broward County


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