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What contaminants lurk in the UK's drinking water? An expert explains

Recently, a school project made an alarming discovery: the presence of five times the recommended maximum amount of lead in water samples taken from 14 schools across the UK.

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Singapore converts sewage into ultra-clean water due of a lack of resources

At a factory in Singapore, massive pumps buzz deep underground, transforming sewage into water appropriate for human use while reducing ocean pollution.


Arizona: $2 million funding for Tucson water treatment plant

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality today announced $2 million in state funding to help Tucson Water restart a treatment plant that was forced to shut down because of severe groundwater contamination.


Former PWSA Supervisor Charged For Violating The Clean Water Act

A former Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority supervisor is being charged with violating the Clean Water Act.

Pennsylvania: With new treatment plant, conservationists hoping Millers Run sheds its orange tint

Public-private-citizen partnership dedicates $13 million facility that is removing iron from Millers and Chartiers creeks in South Fayette.

How safe is our drinking water?

Here's what the results of Consumer Reports' investigation into the safety of America's drinking water mean for you.

Water near Arizona Air Force base contaminated with PFAS

Luke Air Force Base announced that studies showed high levels of PFAS had affected drinking water for about 6,000 people in about 1,600 homes and a few neighboring businesses.

Judge gives preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal

A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would benefit thousands of Flint residents who were harmed by lead-contaminated water.

Wildfire threatens Cheyenne water supply

The Mullen Fire, which has spread through more than 147,000 acres of Colorado and Wyoming forest in the past two weeks, reached the southern edge of the main drinking water source for Cheyenne, the Wyoming capital.

Whitmer releases $500 million water infrastructure plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan that includes actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants.


Native American Monacan capital among 11 most endangered historic sites

If two Virginia counties have their way, a low-lying stub of forest jutting into the James River will host a small water pumping station to meet the needs of their growing populations.

Sampling confirms Harrisburg’s sewage overflow is polluting the Susquehanna River with E. coli

A related report finds Pennsylvania has 'gone backwards' in its effort to curb river pollution.


Clean water history explored on 'In Deep' podcast

The eight-episode series also looks at water and sewage treatment and the history of such diseases as cholera.

Australia researchers test sewage for coronavirus

Because infected individuals shed the virus in their feces, raw sewage could serve as an early-warning signal for the spread of the virus in an area.

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