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The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Water Officials Say Mixing Hetch Hetchy, Local Groundwater Will Be Safe

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will mix Hetch Hetchy water with San Francisco groundwater and said the supply will be safe for consumption.

04/24/2014

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

Health Impacts Of Drought Already Felt In Central Valley

An oversight hearing held in Sacramento revealed some startling details on how the drought will impact access to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities around California.

02/19/2014

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Mountain View Residents Apprehensive Of EPA’s Ground Toxin Test Results

The EPA will hold a community meeting Tuesday night in Mountain View to talk about the discovery of toxins in the ground that were found in a neighborhood near Moffet Field.

11/12/2013

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$455M In Funds For Safe Drinking Water Unspent By State Health Dept.

Federal regulators say California’s Department of Public Health failed to spend $455 million meant to improve drinking water infrastructure—at a time when thousands rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants.

04/19/2013

Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir, with Crystal Springs Dam and an elevated portion of Interstate 280 in the background. (SF Public Utilities Commission)

Burst Chlorinated Water Pipe Kills Fish Near Crystal Springs Reservoir

At least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a Peninsula creek.

02/12/2013

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

Phil Matier: Effort To Restore Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Headed For SF Ballot

Advocates of an effort to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley planned Monday to turn in about 16,000 signatures to San Francisco elections officials – more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the ballot this November.

07/09/2012

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

‘Restore Hetch Hetchy’ Group Begins SF Initiative Signature Drive

A group calling itself “Restore Hetch Hetchy” is beginning a petition drive Wednesday to change how San Francisco delivers water to customers, possibly by destroying a long-standing dam.

02/29/2012

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San Jose Recycled Water Tests Positive For Carcinogen

A new study indicates trace amounts of NDMA, a potentially dangerous chemical that is believed to cause cancer, in San Jose groundwater.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/15/2011

University Mound Reservoir, retrofit constuction, San Francisco

San Francisco Reservoir Reopens After Seismic Upgrade

The basin, located near the intersection of University and Bacon streets, will now be a reliable source of water for drinking and emergency firefighting after a major earthquake.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/03/2011

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Debate Swells In San Jose Over Fluoridated Drinking Water

Plenty of other Bay Area cities already have fluoride in their drinking water. San Jose is considered the biggest city in the country without fluoridated drinking water.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/22/2011

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