Drinking Water

East Bay Drinking Water Could Have Taste, Smell During Testing PrepSome East Bay residents might notice that their water has a different taste or odor over the next few days while the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission prepares for tests of a recently repaired backup water supply.
Treated Water From Mountain View Toxic Site Eyed For Irrigation, Potential Drinking WaterGroundwater from a toxic site in Mountain View, treated and basically thrown away, is now being viewed as a source for irrigation and could also be considered for drinking water.
East Bay Company’s Devices Capture Water Out Of Thin AirIt sounds like something right out of a science fiction movie. A Bay Area company makes machines that capture water from the air, technology that could help during our record drought.
San Jose Mayor Pushes For Wastewater As Partial Solution To California's DroughtSan Jose’s mayor says it’s time to take a look at the water we flush down the toilet as a partial solution to California’s drought.
Recycling Sewage Water Into Drinking Water May Become New Normal Amid California DroughtDavid Sedlak, a UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering and author of the new book “Water 4.0,” on how drinking treated sewage water could be the future.
Crude Oil Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Tanker Into River, Sparks FireA train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said.
San Francisco Water Manager Faces Suspension After Seen Urinating In ReservoirA $111,000-a-year San Francisco water manager will likely be suspended after he was seen urinating in a reservoir that supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents.
Wholesale Water Supplier To Half California's Population Quickly Running Through Supplies As Drought Drags OnThe giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has run through two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought.
California Drought Leaves Hundreds In Central Valley Without Drinking Water; Bottled Water Rations DeliveredGovernment officials and community groups say hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells.
San Francisco Water Officials Say Mixing Hetch Hetchy, Local Groundwater Will Be SafeThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will mix Hetch Hetchy water with San Francisco groundwater and said the supply will be safe for consumption.
Health Impacts Of Drought Already Felt In Central ValleyAn 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.
Mountain View Residents Apprehensive Of EPA’s Ground Toxin Test ResultsThe 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.
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