Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

GenX unplugged

CFPUA to drain 48 million gallons from Peedee aquifer

Kayakers approach the takeout point after kayaking on the Cape Fear River in 2013. (James Robinson/Fayetteville Observer)

Fayetteville Observer

WECT & WWAY Wilmington and StarNews Media

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in North Carolina plans to remove nearly 50 million gallons of water stored in the Peedee aquifer over concerns of GenX, an unregulated chemical discharged into the Cape Fear River by Chemours at its Fayetteville Works site. The CFPUA also reports that it plans a lawsuit to enforce the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.


Record Lake Ontario outflows to continue


As Lake Ontario's water level continues to fall, the U.S.-Canadian panel that manages the lake will continue with record outflows at the Moses-Sanders dam in Massena "provided conditions remain safe to do so." The outflow is intended to provide relief from high water levels in Lake Ontario while balancing the impacts downstream.


Imagine a Day Without Water resources available

U.S. Water Alliance

Most Americans take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap and flush the toilet without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go. But could you imagine a day without water? Here's five ways to participate.