WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, January 30, 2017
WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, January 30, 2017.
The following is a transcript of the WaterWorld Weekly Newscast for January 30, 2017.
Hi, I’m Angela Godwin for WaterWorld magazine, bringing you water and wastewater news headlines for the week of January 30.
Coming up… San Diego announces end to drought emergency Court rules Des Moines water utility not entitled to damages Cali.
water provider cuts ribbon on advanced nitrate removal system Tanzania gets $225M for water supply, sanitation Last week, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors declared an end to drought conditions in the region and asked California Governor Jerry Brown to rescind the statewide drought emergency regulations for regions with sufficient supplies.
Owing to wet winter conditions and recent heavy rainfall, as of January 23, San Diego’s official rainfall measurement station recorded 172 percent of average rainfall since the start of the water year on Oct. 1.
Des Moines Water Works was suing drainage districts in three Iowa counties over elevated nitrate levels.
When nitrate levels spike, Des Moines must use a costly nitrate removal system to meet drinking water regulations.
Rather, that should happen through the state legislature via policy changes.
For Pasadena’s Sunny Slope Water Company, which relies 100% on groundwater, cost-effectively reducing high nitrate levels has been a major objective.