Drinking Water

May 6, 2009--Fort Collins has reliable water system (Fort Collins Coloradoan)

Based on recent above-average high-country snowpack, the city of Fort Collins' 2009 water supply is in excellent shape to support the demands of this year's community usage. That's good news.

May 3, 2009--Tons of drugs found in water (Durango Herald)

U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water - contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.


May 3, 2009--Tons of drugs found in water (Durango Herald)

U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water - contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.


April 7, 2009--Alamosa looks at river projects (Pueblo Chieftain)

The city is looking at two conservation proposals that could bring money to its coffers and a better functioning Rio Grande as the river runs through the 1,300-acre, city-owned ranch north of town.


April 6, 2009--10-year study uncovers toxic aspects of DBPs (Environmental News Network)

University of Illinois geneticist Michael Plewa said that disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in water are the unintended consequence of water purification. "The process of disinfecting water with chlorine and chloramines and other types of disinfectants generates a class of compounds in the water that are called disinfection byproducts.


April 3, 2009--Graywater study results can't be processed fast enough (L.A.Times)

"It seems we needed to do this study three years ago," said Sybil Sharvelle, principal investigator on a graywater study that’s been in the works since 2006 and won’t be completed until mid-2011.

April 1, 2009--Feds boost cleanup of Utah uranium tailings (Aspen Times)

The U.S. Energy Department has allocated $108 million in economic stimulus aid for removing the 16 million ton radioactive tailings pile on the Colorado River near Moab, Utah.

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