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Groundwater Sustainability Plan Workshop

ON Mar 20, 2017

Join us on April 1st for a free, one-day workshop featuring experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists!

Health and Justice in Water Board’s Hands with Pesticide Byproduct

ON Mar 10, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, the drinking water contaminant 1,2,3-TCP was added to the state of California’s list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer. Water contaminated by this dangerous pesticide byproduct still, flows in hundreds of thousands of homes across the state.

NBC Bay Area Coverage

ON Mar 05, 2017

In a story called "'A Tragedy': Hundreds of Thousands of California Residents Exposed to Contaminated Water," NBC investigates the drinking water crisis right here in California.

California Set to Regulate Carcinogen in Water for Decades

ON Mar 05, 2017

Hundreds of drinking-water wells across California’s San Joaquin Valley have been found to contain 1,2,3-trichloropropane, a likely human carcinogen. This month, the state has taken a big step forward in regulating the chemical.

Recent Media Coverage of California's Drinking Water Crisis

ON Feb 25, 2017

California’s drinking water crisis has just been featured in the LATimes, The New York Times, The Sacramento Bee and several other news outlets!

Our Op-Ed in the Sunday Sacramento Bee!

ON Feb 21, 2017

Almost 300 communities in California are not meeting safe drinking water standards. More people in California are without access to safe drinking water than the population of Flint, Mich.

Drinking Water Crisis Brewing in California

ON Feb 13, 2017

More than 400 California communities have drinking water that does not meet safe standards, says the State Water Resources Control Board.

LA Times: California lawmakers are stuck on Trump, but there's a problem at home that needs attention: dirty water

ON Feb 13, 2017

While President Trump and his California resistors dominate the spotlight, a little outfit without much pizazz is trying to draw state government’s attention to sickening drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley.

The Challenge of Our Age

ON Feb 12, 2017

While Stockton residents fretted over chloramines last year, the real water crisis could be found in scattered places like the Glenwood Mobile Home Park along Highway 26, five miles outside the city.

Most Sacramento area schools do not test drinking water for lead

ON Feb 11, 2017

Sacramento County’s largest school districts don’t regularly test the water coming from their spigots, based on a Bee review of practices across the region. When they do test, it is generally in response to foul color or odors, which are not indicators of lead.

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