Stories tagged: Drinking water
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
U.S. government sues Montana county over drinking water system
The U.S. government has asked a judge to approve an agreement with Beaverhead County to upgrade a small Montana community’s drinking water system after years of finding excessive contamination and …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Hamptons PFOS-tainted water lawsuit adds to roster of 3M complaints
Fifteen people in a middle-income neighborhood near an airport in Southampton, New York – seaside playground of the rich and famous – are suing 3M Co. and other makers of …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Spokane making progress on water metering, but some losses still unexplained
The city of Spokane says it met all state and federal standards for the quality of its drinking water in 2016, although leaky pipes and metering remain a problem.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Airway Heights seeks more emergency water following well contamination discovery
The advisory not to drink the city’s tap water entered its third day Thursday as Airway Heights officials sought additional help from Spokane and private landowners pondered their legal options …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base expands search for contaminated groundwater
Air Force officials have expanded their search for contaminated groundwater after testing found chemical runoff affecting neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Testing confirms chemical contamination in residential wells near Fairchild Air Force Base
Air Force officials visited Julie Dipple’s home last week to share some troubling news: Her drinking water is contaminated and it probably has been for a long time.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Chemicals found in Fairchild wells not used for drinking water
Five groundwater wells on Fairchild Air Force Base that are not used for drinking tested high for dangerous chemicals found in firefighting foam, prompting further tests of drinking water sources …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Some Portland schools find elevated radon levels
Portland Public Schools says it has received results showing elevated levels of radon in rooms throughout the district.
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014, 11:38 a.m.
W.Va. official: People are inhaling formaldehyde
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A state official said Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some West Virginians are breathing in traces of a carcinogen while showering after the chemical spill, but federal …
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014, 1:58 p.m.
Company blamed for W. Virginia chemical spill files for bankruptcy
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Community gardens adjust for well concerns
Earlier this year it looked like two community gardens would have to be moved, because they are located too close to city wellheads and violate Washington State Department of Health …
Tue., June 19, 2012, 1:58 p.m.
E. coli in drinking water at Lake CDA campground
E. coli bacteria has been discovered in the drinking water supply at the Forest Service’s Bell Bay Campground, which is four miles north of Harrison on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2009
Sandpoint approves water ordinance
SANDPOINT – The Sandpoint City Council has approved an ordinance intended to protect the city’s drinking water from becoming contaminated by backflow from homes. Council members voted 4-2 last week …
Thu., Aug. 21, 2008
No drugs in Spokane water
Responding to a national report earlier this year that traces of pharmaceuticals are showing up in America’s drinking water, the Spokane Water Department has spent about $3,000 to test the …