UC Study: More Than 370,000 Californians May Have Unsafe Drinking WaterAccording to University of California researchers, an estimated 371,000 Californians rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium.
Santa Cruz Mountain Community Struggles With Unreliable, Unsafe Water ServiceIn Boulder Creek, a small community nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains, frustration over an unreliable water supply is growing.
Tri-Valley Water Districts Tackle Toxic Chemicals In Drinking Water WellsAt least 500 hundred drinking water wells that serve up to nine million Californians have potentially dangerous levels of a highly toxic family of chemicals and some of the worst are right here in the Bay Area.
Coronavirus Update: SJ Water Service Uninterrupted During Bay Area-Wide Shelter-In-PlaceSan Jose Water customers will have uninterrupted service and water shutoffs for nonpayment will be suspended while the Bay Area undergoes shelter-in-place orders.
State Supreme Court Turns Down Effort To Drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir A group seeking to force San Francisco to drain the Hetchy Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park and restore the valley beneath it has lost an appeal to the California Supreme Court.
High Lead Levels Found In Water Fountains At Berkeley SchoolsSix schools in Berkeley have shut off their water after test results found excessive lead contamination, according to school officials.
Alameda Point Tap Water Advisory LiftedResidents are advised to flush all water fixtures for 10 minutes before initial water use for drinking, cooking, bathing or showering.
Stinky, Smelly Drinking Water In Tri-Valley Deemed Safe To DrinkThe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents is leaving them with a bad taste in their mouths, along with a smell of rotten eggs.
Report Shows Spike In Cancerous Compound Found In EBMUD Drinking WaterA new concern about drinking water in the East Bay Tuesday after a report finds a spike in a compound that could cause cancer.
South SF Neighborhood Urged Not To Drink Tap Water After Tank BreachA breach at a water storage tank in South San Francisco is forcing an entire neighborhood to go without drinking water from their faucets until the water is tested.
NorCal City Wins $22 Million Toxic Water Civil Case Against Shell OilThe central California city of Clovis has won a $22 million civil case against Shell Oil over the cleanup of a toxic chemical found in drinking-water wells.
Study: Illegal Arsenic Levels In Drinking Water Of Thousands Of CaliforniansA new report by an environmental watchdog group is detailing the extent of groundwater contamination across California.
Part II: California Town's Water Tainted With Arsenic For DecadesThere is a town in the Central Valley where the drinking water is so contaminated, residents haven’t been able to drink it for decades.
Fire-Suppressing Foam's Toxic Chemicals Detected In California Groundwater"There are 1.5 million people in California that we know of that are drinking this stuff in their drinking water," Bill Walker of the Environmental Working Group says of toxic PFCs originating from fire suppressing foam.
Stanford University Study Finds Fracking Harmed Wyoming Drinking WaterStanford University researchers released a new study stating that practices common in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, industry have impacted a Wyoming community's drinking water and may be impacting other drinking water sources.