User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Water Quality :: Stormwater Management
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No toilet paper? Don’t flush anything else 24.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A run on toilet paper at stores is leading wastewater treatment operators to worry that people will use — and flush — other products instead that could cause havoc on sewer systems, if they run out of toilet paper.
Coronavirus cleaning? Don't flush disinfectant wipes, water board warns 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

State water regulators remind the public that items used to clean surfaces to prevent coronavirus spread should be put in the trash, not the toilet.

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Westminster to raise water and sewer rates for next two years 29.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Westminster residents will notice up to a 12% increase in their water and sewer bills in 2021.
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How cities are preparing their water infrastructure for bigger storms 13.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Climate change is fueling a wetter climate. Cities are turning to computer modeling to assess whether their stormwater systems are up to the task.
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Op-Ed: The trouble with California's early primaries 13.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

By moving state and congressional primaries to March 3, California turned the entire year of 2020 into one endless election without benefit to voters.

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Minnesota considers raising water permit fees 3.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cities, industries and some livestock farmers could pay more for water quality permit fees under a proposal by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. But some cities and farmers are objecting, saying the money should come from the state's general fund instead.
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Trump's plans to strip clean water protections leave New Mexico fearing pollution and health risks 31.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration's plans to weaken clean water protections would lift limits on how much pollution can be dumped into small streams and wetlands, a move that could threaten arid Western states. In New Mexico, the Clean Water Act will essentially cease to exist.

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It just rained (again). Is it safe to swim in the ocean? 27.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

After another back-to-back cold front that pelted rain, heavy snow and even a tornado warning down onto Southern California, here are some precautions and commonly asked questions about whether it's safe to go to the beach.

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Tijuana River's toxic sewer sludge dangerous for migrants and border agents 23.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A Thanksgiving night rescue highlighted the dangerous route border-crossers take through storm drains filled with human waste and dangerous chemicals.

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We’re Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation – and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities 18.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks, ...
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We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities 18.12.2019 WRI Stories
We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintPolluter waterways carry impacts of poor sanitation citywide. Photo by SusanA Secretariat/Flickr In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South 18.12.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South New research finds nearly two-thirds of sewage and human waste in 15 major cities is unsafely managed, worsening urban sanitation crisis WASHINGTON (December 18, 2019)—The number of urban residents who lack safely managed sanitation services has increased from 1.9 billion in 2000 to 2.3 billion in 2015, costing $223 billion a year globally in health costs and lost productivity and wages. According to new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Amid the wasteland of the Salton Sea, a miraculous but challenging oasis is born 9.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea's slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt.

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Park Hill Golf Course: Denver agrees to pay developer $6 million settlement, but land’s future still unclear 5.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver city officials teed up a $6 million settlement Tuesday with the buyer of Park Hill Golf Course, but the agreement doesn't resolve questions about what might happen to the land.
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Column: That official-looking letter on sewer insurance? Here's what you need to know 24.10.2019 LA Times: Business

The letter isn't a scam. A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Sanitation confirmed the mailer is legit and the city has signed off on SLWA Insurance Services reaching out to homeowners.

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Trump Has No Clue About Homelessness. This California Lawmaker Actually Does. 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has escalated his ongoing feud with California, repeatedly turning his attention and Twitter feed to the state’s homelessness crisis. The administration is reportedly planning a crackdown that may involve moving homeless people in the state to government-backed facilities. After visiting last month, Trump claimed—seemingly without basis—that needles and other trash from San Francisco and […]
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The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires 2.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem. Turns out, rubber particles from car tires might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters, according to the most comprehensive study to date.

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Will Lake Tahoe's invasive shrimp become the next mass-market health supplement? 7.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

UC Davis researchers have devised a new strategy to "Keep Tahoe Blue." They want to rid the lake of tiny invasive shrimp, but many question if the plan will work.

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Poop is no laughing matter with many metro beach closures this summer 29.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Contaminated water sickened hundreds of people and forced an unusually high number of beach closures around the Twin Cities this summer. As the season wraps up, public health officials are looking for ways to prevent future outbreaks of waterborne illnesses.
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Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A Facebook user has taken video of a touch-screen voting machine changing their votes from Bill Waller, Jr. to Tate Reeves in the GOP primary for the Mississippi governor's race.
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