Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

'We're not Flint'

Stockton's water well within federal standards for lead

6 things you should know about chloramines. STOCKTON RECORD


Stockton Record

Stockton is a long way from Flint, Mich. — in distance and in drinking water. Activist Erin Brockovich argues that switching from chlorine to chloramines is more likely to leach lead from the city's pipes. “Stockton is not Flint,” responded Mel Lytle, head of Stockton’s Municipal Utilities Department. City Hall officials will not participate in a public forum on the safety of Stockton drinking water, calling it a "political event."


Legislators voice concerns about Delta tunnels

Fairfield Daily Republic

Sen. Lois Wolk and Assemblymen Jim Frazier and Bill Dodd were among 18 legislators who expressed concern Monday about Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to dedicate $3.6 million in state funding to integrate the Delta tunnels proposal into the Delta Stewardship Council's Delta Plan, the state's management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


$70 million grant for new watershed pilot program

Association of California Water Agencies

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded California $70 million for a new pilot program — the Community Watershed and Resilience Program — to fund fire recovery and resilience efforts in Tuolumne County following the 2013 Rim Fire.

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