Millions consumed potentially unsafe drinking water in the past 10 years

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

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…]

Accused: Veteran’s Administration medical center, of dirty water conditions

Former worker accuses Veteran’s Administration medical center of dirty water conditions

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


Report finds Florida drinking water ranks 2nd worst in nation

Report finds Florida drinking water ranks 2nd worst in nation

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:

  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. New

Meet the visionary who restored 5,500 acres of wrecked Texas land to paradise

move title: Selah - Water from Stone

Fifty years ago, the wildly inspiring David Bamberger bought the worst land he could find with the aim of bringing it back to thriving life. Although born into poverty, he became an immensely successful fast food tycoon before cashing in his chips and assuming the role of Totally Inspiring Steward Of The Land. It’s not the storyline one might expect from somebody who started a fried chicken empire – but


“Superman Is Not Coming”: Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water

"Superman Is Not Coming": Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water

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