Plummeting lake levels threaten Mesa’s water supply
By Scott Shumaker, Tribune Staff Writer - May 15, 2022
Arizona's Top Water Official: "We're Going To Have To Live With Less Water"
BY TYLER DURDEN - THURSDAY, APR 21, 2022 - 04:40 PM
Radioactive material and pesticides among new contaminants found in US tap water
By Tom Perkins The Guardian 15 hours ago
Nearly 42,000 Sources Of Toxic “Forever Chemicals” Put US Drinking Water At Risk: Study
Bolstering calls for stronger PFAS regulations and more testing, a new analysis released Tuesday finds nearly 42,000 potential sources of toxic “forever chemicals” that could contaminate drinking water in communities throughout the United States.
In their peer-reviewed study, which was published in a special issue of Water Science, Environmental Working Group (EWG) scientists examined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Enforcement and Compliance History Online database to identify potential sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution in the nation’s surface and drinking water.
According to their investigation, solid waste landfills, wastewater treatment plants, electroplaters and metal finishers, and petroleum refiners were the facilities that appeared most often as possible sources of PFAS contamination.
Dubbed “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down and can persist in the environment and bioaccumulate over time, PFAS are a class of synthetic compounds that have been linked to adverse health outcomes, including a weakened immune system, reproductive and developmental harms, and an increased susceptibility to cancer, among other negative effects.
EWG researchers point out that discharges of PFAS with industrial wastewater are a major driver of surface and drinking water pollution—putting the health of tens of millions of Americans in jeopardy. Despite these risks, the paper notes, the vast majority of water systems nationwide lack both the technology and the funds to filter out forever chemicals.
“It is critical that the EPA start regulating PFAS—now,” David Andrews, the lead author of the study and a senior scientist at EWG, said in a statement. “Every community in the U.S. is likely affected by PFAS contamination, but those living near or downstream from industrial facilities may be more at risk.”
“Our investigation identifies a huge number of potential sources of contamination,” Andrews continued. “It also provides a framework for deciding where and what to test so we can end releases into the environment.”
The paper includes case studies of data available from California and Michigan, which show that PFAS pollution is common at a variety of sites, heightening the importance of widespread testing for forever chemicals in wastewater.
“The results from states like Michigan show there is a wide variety of sources of PFAS in surface water,” said Andrews. “Many landfills and industrial sites release PFAS at detectable concentrations that may exceed state limits or health guidelines for PFAS in water.”
He added that “it is urgent that ongoing releases of PFAS be identified. We need to stop nonessential uses of PFAS and use filters to reduce these compounds from our water.”
Getting forever chemicals out of the country’s water supplies “remains a nationwide challenge,” EWG stressed, “but it’s one that can be met through comprehensive tests of surface water and drinking water, along with tests of wastewater from potential PFAS sources.”
In July, the U.S. House passed the PFAS Action Act of 2021, which would improve the federal oversight and facilitate the cleanup of forever chemicals, but the U.S. Senate has yet to take up the legislation.
Source: Common Dreams
15,000 water wells could be declared illegal in 2022, causing economic chaos
Les Leyne / Times Colonist
OCTOBER 5, 2021 06:00 AM
Orlando Mayor urges residents to limit water usage because liquid oxygen used by treatment plants is being diverted to hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients
• Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer asked residents to stop watering lawns and washing cars for a least a week, and the reason tracks back to the COVID-19 surge
• Dyer explained that many COVID-19 patients require liquid oxygen for their treatment, helping them breathe easier
• Nationally and locally the demand for liquid oxygen is high as COVID-19 has surged and many have not been vaccinated
• Dyer said there could be impacts to the water quality if the city doesn't reduce the amount of water it needs to treat
• If the shortage due to COVID-19 gets even worse, that could lead to a citywide boil order
By ALASTAIR TALBOT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 17:35 EDT, 22 August 2021 | UPDATED: 22:09 EDT, 22 August 2021
U.S. declares first Western reservoir water shortage, triggering cuts
By Nichola Groom - August 17, 2021 - 4:21 AM EDT
Infographic: Lake Mead at a low
By Sam Hart
PUBLISHED AUG. 9, 2021
Megadrought Nightmare: No Water For Crops, Horrific Wildfires, Colossal Dust Storms And Draconian Water Restrictions
May 16, 2021 by Michael Snyder
Japan Comes Clean, Admits Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water In Pacific Ocean Is Now "Unavoidable"
BY TYLER DURDEN - FRIDAY, APR 09, 2021 - 08:20 PM
Once again, someone tampered with an entire drinking water supply via the internet
Maybe, just maybe, infrastructure shouldn’t be built this way?
By Sean Hollister@StarFire2258 Apr 5, 2021, 4:05pm EDT
Wall Street Begins Trading Water Futures as a Commodity
E360 DIGEST - DECEMBER 8, 2020
Hurricane Laura Critically Damages Louisiana Drinking Water Facilities
September 1, 2020 - by Brett Walton
Nearly a week after the Category 4 storm, dozens of water systems are not operating, and about 20 suffered significant damage. It may be weeks before they are repaired.
Is Potable Water The ‘Petroleum Of The Next Century’?
Freshwater is surprisingly rare, and it could result in global hydro inequality and even armed conflict.
JULY 1, 2020|12:56 PM - PAUL BRIAN
A phenominal article filled with hyperlinks to sources... this was easily a worthwhile read.
I share the same sentiments... sadly.
Pre-Inca Canal System Uses Hillsides as Sponges to Store Water
By Rachel Fritts 30 December 2019
To prepare for a drier future on Peru’s western coast, researchers are turning to techniques of the past.
Fukushima is an extinction event. No one knows what to do except hide the trruth. We are all dead men walking. Just a matter of time before the entire planet is radioactively poisoned. Not to mention all the crap they put into the atmosphere everday as geo-engineering. The human race is compromised in so many ways it breaks my heart, especially for the children who are our most precious gift and greatest accomplishment, as they are poisoned in body, mind and soul now as the anti-human agenda is carried out. Never thought I would witness what is happeing now. Never in my wildest dreams. I plan to go down fighting and keeping the faith because I know God's will be done and Im OK with that no matter the price.
Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
by Tyler Durden - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:05
Scientists Warn "Geoengineering" Could Start WW3
by Tyler Durden - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 19:25
"H2O: A Drop in the Ocean" is an interactive digital experience all about water featuring artificial intelligence that generates interactive content. It is set to revolutionize publishing. The writer artificial intelligence behind it integrates with crowdsourcing so individuals can literally own a piece of the action. Google for it, and check it out!
This new technology called writer artificial intelligence (WAI) is set to revolutionize publishing. It uses computer artificial intelligence to generate interactive content. It integrates with crowd sourcing, so individuals can back it to literally own a piece of the action. This kickstarter "H2O: A Drop in the Ocean" is the first to use WAI to deliver an extraordinarily dynamic text adventure. Check it out, and be sure tell your friends you heard it hear first!
Total Planetary Collapse: The World’s Vertebrate Population Has Fallen By An Average Of 60 Percent Since 1970
These Cities Are About to Run Out of Clean Drinking Water
Lauren Hamer March 22, 2018
Water Wars Loom: UN Warns 5 Billion People Will Face Civilizational Threat By 2050
by Tyler Durden Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:35
Rick Rule: "Water Is The Most Mispriced Commodity In The World"
by Tyler Durden Sun, 02/25/2018 - 15:30
Are You One Of The 170 Million Americans Drinking Radioactive Tap Water?
by Tyler Durden Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:00
7 Reasons We Face a Global Water Crisis
By Leah Schleifer
Over 267 Toxins Found in Public Tap Water
August 08, 2017
Beyond 2016 I Seth Siegel, “Solving the Global Water Crisis”
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Water Crisis 2017
Published on Jan 7, 2017
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In this teaser video we talk about the current water crisis that we are facing in South Africa. We believe that there are two sides to every story and want to to investigate further into the current untapped water supply which lies beneath table mountain and surrounds.
What Nobody Wants To Say About Our Water Crisis
H2WOE India's Water Crisis: A Warning To The World
Published on Aug 21, 2016
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The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed, but the authorities deny that people are killing themselves over the water shortage.
Water has become a luxury for the people in the Indian state of Punjab. Thousands of villages here rely on water deliveries from elsewhere. People have to pay exorbitant prices for water that their state once had in abundance. Farmers can no longer afford to grow food, their crops are dying and they are left with enormous debts. The devastation has led many to take their own lives. Meanwhile the authorities turn a blind eye to the mass suicides.
The reasons behind the crisis are a combination of an unintended consequence of the green revolution in India and global climate change. The agricultural infrastructure built by the government is not effective. Traditional methods of gathering and preserving rainwater offer rural dwellers some relief, but cease to be sufficient during a drought.
The drastic water shortage dictates people’s lives here, with many spending significant amounts of their time on obtaining water: whether it be queueing for a tanker, waiting their turn at a half-dried well or digging reservoirs by hand in the hope of collecting some rainwater. To ensure their families’ survival, they come up with desperate arrangements – such as polygamous marriages; and have to prioritise what to spend their precious water on. RT Doc crew visits the sun-scorched Punjab to see with their own eyes how the task of obtaining water for their households became a matter of life or death for the people living there.