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Drinking Water

EPA grants $15 million to Nevada water projects

November 19, 2013
The federal agency has awarded a $6.5 million grant for Nevada's Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a further $8.5 million grant for the state's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
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BP America subsidiary agrees to $19.5 million settlement over copper mine pollution

November 12, 2013
Residents of northern Nevada have been awarded a settlement of up to a $19.5 million in a class action case regarding the toxic chemicals that leaked from the Anaconda copper mine, operated by BP America's subsidiary Atlantic Richfield Company.
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Lithium in drinking water could have large-scale anti-depressant effect

November 5, 2013
A European researcher believes the presence of lithium in drinking water is contributing to lower suicide rates.
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Study explores impact of climate change on water demand

October 21, 2013
The Water Research Foundation's latest study examines the impact of climate change on water demand and the implications for water utilities.
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Increasing water stress threatens US, study warns

October 8, 2013
The United States is facing a serious water supply problem, researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder have warned.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

September 4, 2013
Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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Australian company develops wave-powered desalination method

September 3, 2013
An Australian water solutions company has announced the development of the first ever wave-powered desalination technology, which promises to make the desalination process fully sustainable.
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Minnesota water company trials new biotech process for removing pollutants

August 27, 2013
A Minnesota-based water company is experimenting with an advanced reverse osmosis technology designed to treat drinking water.
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China set to become leader in packaged water consumption

August 20, 2013
China is set to become the world's biggest consumer of packaged water, dethroning the United States from the top by the end of the year.
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One Water Leadership Summit to take place in Los Angeles

August 13, 2013
The U.S. Water Alliance will convene the 4th annual One Water Leadership Summit (formerly called the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference), in Los Angeles, on Sept. 23-26, 2013.
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