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.
At least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a Peninsula creek.
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.
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.
A new study indicates trace amounts of NDMA, a potentially dangerous chemical that is believed to cause cancer, in San Jose groundwater.
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.
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.
After a dry start to the year, the recent four day rainstorm helped boost to the Bay Area’s water supply and the Sierra snowpack.
A Capitol Hill hearing got underway Wednesday morning on the need for a national standard to address chromium 6 water contamination. This comes after a recent study detected the toxin in San Jose’s drinking water supply.
Drinking water in 31 of 35 cities that were tested in a recent study, including San Jose, were found to have Chromium 6 contamination.