drinking water

Report: Increased Nitrogen Levels Threatening Suffolk County Water SuppliesThere is a looming water crisis on Long Island. A new report says excessive lawn watering and pesticide runoff from homes is threatening drinking water, bays and harbors.
Some Sussex County Residents Worried About 'Gucky' Drinking WaterA 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.
Dr. Max Gomez: Schools Work To Make Water More Accessible To StudentsStudies 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.
Suffolk County Exec Announces Plan To Install Sewers In Effort To Protect Water SupplyThe 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.
Report: Road Salt Could Seep Into Your Drinking WaterSome 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.
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.
State Fairgoers: Rochester Has N.Y. State's Tastiest Drinking WaterRochester beat out New York City and Mount Vernon this week as the winner of the New York State Drinking Water Contest.
Lawsuit: Westchester County Failing To Comply With Safe Water Drinking ActA 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.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is SaturdayThis is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.
Officials: Pesticides In Long Island Water Pose No Known Health ThreatIncreasing 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.
Long Island Groundwater Cleanup Plan Chosen By DECThe 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.
Campaign Under Way Against Unused Drugs In L.I. Water SupplyA 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.