Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Weather.com: As Many as 700,000 Californians Are Drinking Contaminated Water

thinkstockphotos-139984090.jpg 

By: Sean Breslin

Published on March 24, 2017

Read the original story HERE

Nearly 300 water systems in California did not comply with safe drinking water standards, many of which are located in disadvantaged communities. "It becomes an economic stress issue," said Jenny Rempel, Director of Education and Engagement here at Community Water Center. "People are paying as much as 10 percent of their income on drinking water alone." Additionally, more than 3,000 household water wells remain dry from the drought and groundwater depletion. California lacks the proper funding for fully addressing these issues. 

###

Like us to spread the word

Related News & Resources

August 2017 CWLN Newsletter

Community Events & Announcements: Armona Community Services Dedication of New $9,200,000 Well and Water Treatment Facility The Board of Directors of the Armona Community Services cordially invites you to the...

SacBee: Opposing sides in California water wars forced together in groundwater agencies

  By: Susan Sward Published on March 23, 2017 Read the full story HERE Groundwater regulations are being implemented throughout the state of California to meet long-term deadlines for protecting...

California Set to Regulate Carcinogen in Water for Decades

By: Tara Lohan March 4, 2017 Original Story: https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/03/04/california-set-to-regulate-carcinogen-in-water-for-decades A water well in Del Rey, California, a small community in Fresno County. Del Rey is one of dozens of communities in...

The California Drought Isn’t Over, It Just Went Underground

By Mark Grossi  Read the Full Story HERE In the wake of 2016's abnormally wet winter, many have begun to think that the drought is over, and that its ramifications...

California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

For Immediate Release Contacts:Kimiko Martinez, Natural Resources Defense Council, kmartinez@nrdc.org, 310-434-2344Sara Aminzadeh, California Coastkeeper Alliance, sara@cacoastkeeper.org, 415-794-8422Cynthia Koehler, WaterNow Alliance, ck@waternow.org, 415-515-0511 California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life Reduced pressure...

Comments Submitted for AB 401

Community Water Center joined with Pacific Institute, Clean Water Action, and other organizations to submit a comment letter on the implementation of AB 401, legislation passed in 2015 that directs...

California Budget Takes Steps to Address State’s Drinking Water Crisis

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2017 CONTACT: Dawn Van Dyke, (916) 447-2854 x 1011, dvandyke@rcac.org Jonathan Nelson, (530) 848-4460, Jonathan.Nelson@CommunityWaterCenter.org Advocates say they will continue to push for...

Increased Access to Funding for Drinking Water Projects in Severely Disadvantaged Communities is Adopted at State Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Debi Ores, (916)706-3346, Debi.Ores@CommunityWaterCenter.org     Sacramento – This week, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved the 2017-2018 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan...

They Built It, But Couldn’t Afford To Run It—Clean Drinking Water Fight Focuses On Gaps In Funding

By Ezra David Romero & Kerry Klein Published June 6, 2017 Read or listen to the full story HERE   In the third installment of the series Contaminated, KVPR focuses...

Governor's Revised Budget Does Not Adequately Address Drinking Water Crisis Affecting One Million Californians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jenny Rempel, (559) 284-6327 (cell), Jenny.Rempel@CommunityWaterCenter.org   Dawn Van Dyke, (916) 447-2854 x 1011, dvandyke@rcac.org Matt Davis, (510) 717-1617 (cell), mattdavis@cleanwater.org Advocates Say Administration and Legislature...

More News