Drinking Water

Local Volunteers To Deliver Drinking-Water Filters To Devastated NepalA number of Southland volunteers are set to travel to earthquake-stricken Nepal, where, among other things, survivors are in need of clean drinking water.
Water District In Camarillo Opens $10 Million Plant That Will Turn Saltwater Into Drinking WaterA small water district in Ventura County is taking big steps to help with the state’s drought emergency by turning saltwater into drinking water.
L.A. Averages 3 Water Main Breaks A Day Amid DroughtDrought-stricken Los Angeles averages three water main breaks a day, which some say amounts to the loss of enough water to supply thousands of families a year.
Brown Signs Order To Buy Drinking Water For Residents Whose Wells Are DryResidents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.
Ability To Obtain Clean Drinking Water From Salt Water A Near Reality, Says UCLA ProfessorIn light of California's escalating drought emergency, the onetime dream of President John F. Kennedy of obtaining fresh water from salt water may become a reality in the very near future.
Judge Orders Calif. To Set Standard For Chromium-6 A judge has ordered state health officials to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich."
Giorgio Armani Partners With UNICEF To Benefit The Tap ProjectUNICEF Tap Project through Acqua for Life is a campaign to raise awareness and funds to help UNICEF improve access to safe, clean water for children worldwide.
If Your Tap Water Tastes Musty And Smells Bad Don't Be AlarmedOfficials with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California reported Friday that residents in portions of Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino Counties and east Los Angeles County may notice a foul odor and musty taste in their tap water but that it is not a health hazard.
Regulators Moving To Protect Drinking Water From CarcinogenState environmental regulators say they have settled on an acceptable level for the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in drinking water, the first step in protecting the public.
EPA To Tighten Standards After Report Of Tainted WaterThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency would likely tighten drinking water standards.
Rocket Fuel Chemical In Drinking Water May Harm InfantsDrinking water containing low levels of a chemical used in rocket fuel poses a greater danger to infants than previously believed, a new research study shows.
Schwarzenegger Declares Emergency Over Barstow WaterGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in Barstow, where excessive levels of a chemical found in rocket fuel has left the water supply contaminated.