In The News

July 27, 2014-- Melrose dairy farmer recognized for his conservation efforts (Dairyland Peach)

It may not be a surprise to discover that the community’s water supply comes from local rivers and streams. What may be a surprise is what kinds of pollutants can be found in the very same watersheds that are used to supply tap water to entire cities of people.

July 27, 2014--How Southern Nevada could turn water deficiency into economic boon (Las Vegas Sun)

On a ribbon of road two miles beyond Henderson, at the base of the mountains leading to Lake Mead, scientists peer through microscopes searching samples of water for microbes and chemicals. They’re looking for new ways to clean and conserve water.

July 27, 2014--In foreclosure-ridden Florida, 'zombie' swimming pools add to mosquito woes (Mother Nature Network)

It’s been well-established that summertime’s most irksome creature, the female mosquito, requires stagnant water to lay her eggs.

July 27, 2014--Detroit not alone in shutting off water for unpaid bills (USA Today)

Detroit has drawn fire from all over the world for shutting off water to customers delinquent on their bills, but the city isn't unique. Cities across the country do it also. In Michigan, Hamtramck, Warren, Pontiac, Eastpointe, Romulus and other cities have shut off delinquent customers as a way to improve collections. Elsewhere, so have other big cities such as Baltimore and St.

July 26, 2014-- How Frustration And Inaction Color EPA's Efforts To Enforce The Clean Water Act (Huffington Post)

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect. Efforts in Congress to clarify the EPA's powers have been defeated.