Finally, Nine Former Michigan Officials, Including Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder, Charged in Flint Water Crisis
JANUARY 14, 2021
Abby EllisIt was a moment many in Flint, Michigan, feared would never come.
More than six years after residents learned they had been exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water and a deadly disease outbreak, top leadership in the state and city at the time have been indicted on criminal charges in connection with their role in the crisis.
10/26/2020 News Releases from Region 09 EPA Awards $23.3 Million for Infrastructure to Protect Surface Waters and Drinking Water in Hawaii
“EPA is delivering on its commitment to modernize water infrastructure and improve public health and environmental protections in the Pacific Southwest,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator John Busterud. “EPA’s $346.8 million contribution to the State Revolving Funds in the region will enable more communities to make the investments needed to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.”
Aging infrastructure, legacy pollution and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.
According to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Hawai'i Rainwater Catchment system Program,
"our biggest concern about drinking acidic rainwater is when heavy metals and other leached materials get into the water."
The CME Group is set to launch futures contracts tied to the spot price of water for the first time ever.
The contracts will allow investors and farmers alike to bet on the future price of water. The contracts are tied to the $1.1 billion California spot water market.
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA)
recently featured Uncle Tilo's Clean Water in the December 2020 edition of its enewsletter "Rainwater News.
The featured article reads as follows:
The first detailed maps of nearly all the nearshore coral reefs of the main Hawaiian Islands found vast areas of decline and degradation linked to shoreline development, overfishing and increasing water heat waves.
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A huge cache of fresh water found beneath the sea floor off the western coast of Hawaii’s Big Island could lift the threat of drought for people living there.
The State of Hawaiʻi is letting the public know that a water quality exceedance of enterococci has been detected at Miloliʻi in South Kona.
The public is advised to keep out of the waters of Reed’s Bay near Ice Pond in Hilo due to a sewage spill.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health Clean Water Branch said an estimated 28,000 gallons of sewage discharged on Banyan Street near Ice Pond at 12:09 p.m.