There 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rochester beat out New York City and Mount Vernon this week as the winner of the New York State Drinking Water Contest.
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.
This is the weekend to properly dispose of those old, unused and expired medications without putting your drinking water at risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.