The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. a “D” grade for the quality of its drinking water systems based on an evaluation of their safety, condition, capacity, and other criteria.
This report is part of a project on drinking water contamination in the United States produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program.
WOLFFORTH, Texas – As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – … [more…]
HOUSTON – A former employee of the Veteran’s Administration’s Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, alleges there are unsanitary water conditions at the facility. Former boiler technician Tarref Simon says while he was working at the DeBakey Medical Center the facility had a major problem with clean water because the main water line often became impacted with mud and sediment.
Simon alleges he has witnessed several instances where dirty
A study just released finds Floridians were exposed to unsafe drinking water, ranking second in the nation for most violations reported. The environmental nonprofit organization, the Natural Resources Defense Council, found — based on violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act — Florida was just behind Texas for most violations when ranked by population served for 2015.
The study finds the top violations by population were:
Erin Brockovich speaks at the 2016 Arizona Ultimate Women’s Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center. Phoenix, Arizona, October 9, 2016. Photo: Gage Skidmore
Come take a ride on America’s toxic water slide: First stop: Flint, Michigan, where two years later, people are still contending with lead-laced water, which was finally detected by the EPA in February 2015 with the help of resident Lee Anne Walters. Next stop: California, where hundreds