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  • Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae

    Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae
    The crisis may have eased in Toledo, but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole...
  • Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council

    Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council
    One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
  • Judge: Utility transfer lawsuit needs tuning

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge permitted a lawsuit challenging Glendale's controversial utility transfer to move forward with some tweaks on Tuesday afternoon. Although the city's attorneys asked Judge James C. Chalfant to throw out the lawsuit...
  • La Cañada City Council considers task force on drought issues

    Just days after a statewide mandate to conserve water in extraordinary drought conditions took effect, members of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council decided to reconvene a blue ribbon task force to coordinate local conservation efforts. Richard...
  • Glendale City Council boosts water rates

    The City Council on Tuesday approved four years of water-rate increases that would have less of an impact than one recommended by city officials, but would hit pocketbooks more than a proposal by Mayor Zareh Sinanyan that did not get Glendale Water &...
  • UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure

    UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure
    As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure....
  • Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae

    Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae
    For weeks now, York County resident Virginia Russell said she's seen it as she drives over the reservoir on Oriana Road: a green growth sliming the water's surface. It spreads out from the rim of the 265-acre reservoir, sludging its banks like thick...
  • Mt. Vernon, Pimlico first city neighborhoods to get new water meters

    Baltimore neighborhoods Mount Vernon and Pimlico and Baltimore County's Bowley's Quarters will be the first to receive new water meters as part of system-wide overhaul, city officials said Tuesday. Beginning in September, crews will install about 5,...
  • Baltimore firm's plans delayed by opposition to industrial sludge in Va.

     Baltimore firm's plans delayed by opposition to industrial sludge in Va.
    Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based waste management company, faces grass-roots opposition to its application to spread industrial waste as fertilizer over farms in seven Virginia counties. As a result of the backlash — coming in the form of...
  • California needs to get a grip on its groundwater

    California needs to get a grip on its groundwater
    It's not just reservoirs and aqueducts that are drying up in the state's drought. Under the ground, aquifers that store water relied on by more than three-quarters of Californians are being over-pumped, often to such an extent that the earth above them...
  • Toledo's tap water undrinkable for a second day; test results delayed

    Toledo's tap water undrinkable for a second day; test results delayed
    Water in Toledo, Ohio, and surrounding areas remained officially undrinkable Sunday evening, more than 36 hours after a do-not-drink order went into place for 500,000 people. Water at a Toledo treatment plant tested positive for a toxin on Saturday,...