drinking water

Some Sussex County said they've seen discolored water in recent days. (credit: CBS2)

Some Sussex County Residents Worried About ‘Gucky’ Drinking Water

A construction crew hit a water main, causing the problem. More than 2,000 customers who get their water from Agra Environmental and Laboratory Services didn’t have water for two days.

11/24/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Schools Work To Make Water More Accessible To Students

Studies have shown that drinking water can help children maintain a healthy weight and stay focused in the classroom. Now, a new study has taken a look at whether water is readily available in schools and if kids are actually drinking it.

04/09/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announces water quality initiatives (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk County Exec Announces Plan To Install Sewers In Effort To Protect Water Supply

The first phase of the plan is to install sewer systems under more than 10,000 homes near the Forge River, the Connetquot River and the Carlls River.

03/26/2014

FILE - A worker  loads salt trucks.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Report: Road Salt Could Seep Into Your Drinking Water

Some water companies are warning customers that the tap water might taste a little salty and that those on low-salt diets might want to take note that sodium levels could be elevated.

03/09/2014

Sen. Schumer calls on EPA to exempt fire hydrants from new lead rules, Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Federal Rule To Trash Fire Hydrants ‘Makes No Sense Whatsoever’

The senator is taking issue with the EPA’s interpretation of a 2011 law. He says Congress didn’t intend for hydrants to be included in the new reduced-lead drinking water standards.

12/09/2013

Sink Spigot

State Fairgoers: Rochester Has N.Y. State’s Tastiest Drinking Water

Rochester beat out New York City and Mount Vernon this week as the winner of the New York State Drinking Water Contest.

08/31/2013

Sink Spigot

Lawsuit: Westchester County Failing To Comply With Safe Water Drinking Act

A significant portion of Westchester County’s water supply could contain a dangerous microscopic parasite that can cause a potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness for which authorities say there is no known treatment.

08/06/2013

Prescription Drugs (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Saturday

This is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.

04/25/2013

Kitchen Sink Faucet (credit: clipart.com)

Officials: Pesticides In Long Island Water Pose No Known Health Threat

Increasing trace amounts of pesticides are showing up in the drinking water on Long Island, but despite calls for a pesticide ban, public officials denied Tuesday that there is any health threat.

04/02/2013

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Long Island Groundwater Cleanup Plan Chosen By DEC

The Department of Environmental Conservation says it will target groundwater hot spots at Operable Unit 3 of Northrop Grumman’s Bethpage Facility to diminish the threat to wells that provide public drinking water.

04/02/2013

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Campaign Under Way Against Unused Drugs In L.I. Water Supply

A Citizens Campaign for the Environment survey showed 51 percent of the 59 facilities it more than half of Suffolk County’s medical facilities are flushing their unused and expired medications down the toilet.

03/05/2013

Sink Spigot

Concerns Mount In N.J. Towns Over Elevated Lead Levels In Water

Exposure to lead can cause brain and kidney damage, so one can imagine the concern in four New Jersey towns where residents have been told they have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.

12/12/2012

Neversink Reservoir (credit: NYC.gov)

DEP Police Call For More Officers To Patrol NYC Drinking Water Supply

New York City has a special police force that operates only outside the five boroughs. The officers are tasked with protecting the city’s drinking water at upstate reservoirs.

12/11/2012

Long Beach Sandy damage

Water, Sewers Coming Back In Long Beach; LIRR Bus Service Also Available

The Long Island barrier island community of Long Beach said Sunday that it has come a long way in its efforts to restore life to normal since Superstorm Sandy.

11/11/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Full New Jersey Assembly To Vote On Fracking Measure

A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.

06/15/2012