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Fresno Takes First Step Toward Ridding Water Of Toxic 1,2,3-TCP

ON Feb 09, 2017

The Fresno city council on Thursday approved a plan that could be the first step in clearing a harmful chemical out of the city’s drinking water.

Agua Tóxica - Telemundo

ON Feb 09, 2017

Las necesidades para un agua potable, sana y económica son reconocidas en el presupuesto del Estado

ON Feb 09, 2017

Grupos de defensores del agua y organizaciones de la justica ambiental, de salud, rurales, y de equidad se sintieron alentados por el lenguaje del presupuesto del Gobernador que hacía referencia a la necesidad de un agua potable, sana y económica.

Free Water Testing for Lead Available to California Schools

ON Jan 18, 2017

Yesterday afternoon, the State Water Resources Control Board sent a permit amendment notice to all public water systems in California requiring them to offer free tap water testing for lead contamination to the schools they serve. The move comes after mounting concerns over the lack of requirements for water quality testing in schools, especially after the disaster in Flint, Michigan.

News Release: Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Needs Recognized in California Budget

ON Jan 12, 2017

Water justice advocates and environmental, health, rural, and equity organizations were encouraged that language in the Governor’s budget referenced safe and affordable water. However, advocates urged the Governor to prioritize developing a sustainable funding source this year to ensure all Californians have safe and affordable drinking water.

'They’re Not Going to Be Able to Ignore This Entire City Standing Together'

ON Dec 30, 2016

From toxic levels of lead coursing through pipes in Flint, Michigan, to the ongoing fight for clean water raging in California’s Central Valley—where chemical waste sites have contaminated local water sources for decades—to the start of a massive protest over an oil pipeline that could poison groundwater in the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, water was a hot-button issue throughout 2016.

County moving in right direction on well ordinance

ON Dec 15, 2016

It may have taken longer than some wanted, but Tulare County Supervisors last week agreed they need to look at some form of a well ordinance, but not tie the hands of rural residents or farmers. Supervisors instructed county staff to come up with a draft ordinance which right now would place a moratorium on the drilling of new ag wells on land which is not presently being farmed. The county also instructed staff to study the need for a hydrologist who could further study impacts on new well drilling.

Toxic water plagues rural California

ON Dec 14, 2016

Californians relying on small water utilities to bring drinking water into their homes, or who work or go to school in places providing their own water, are far more likely to be exposed to lead, according to a new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data by The Desert Sun and USA TODAY.

A Year in Review: 2016

ON Dec 12, 2016

See some of our accomplishments over the past year!

S.F. Chronicle Highlights Need for 1,2,3-TCP Regulation in Asha Kreiling's Op-Ed

ON Dec 09, 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by CWC's Asha Kreiling on the need for a drinking water standard for 1,2,3,-TCP this morning! The story describes CWC's campaign to educate residents of impacted communities, such as Arvin, about the health risks 1,2,3-TCP, where it came from, and why we should all be advocating for the State Water Board to adopt a health-protective limit of 5 parts per trillion. Check out the story online and sign up to receive updates on upcoming opportunities to take action!

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