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First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

June 23, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) and the City of Garden Grove, California, in May began operating one of four treatment plants being constructed in Garden Grove to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalentRead More

Transforming Water: Pure Water Soquel Embraces One Water Approach

Transforming Water: Pure Water Soquel Embraces One Water Approach

June 20, 2022 at 8:51 am 0 comments

By Melanie Mow Schumacher, Dave Carlson & Ashu Shirolkar Water management strategies tend to evolve gradually with slowly changing community needs. That’s rare in California, where continued population growth and prolonged drought exacerbated by climate change have sparked dramatic change, through initiatives such as the Pure Water San Diego programRead More

City of Pomona water contamination verdict upheld by federal judge

City of Pomona water contamination verdict upheld by federal judge

February 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the City of Pomona, Calif., got one step closer to winning its 10-year lawsuit against the U.S. subsidiary of a Chilean fertilizer manufacturer for contaminating the Southern California city’s drinking water. The defendant had sold Chilean fertilizer used in the area’s citrus orchards which contained a toxic chemical, perchlorate.Read More

California city doubles local potable water supply

California city doubles local potable water supply

January 13, 2022 at 6:55 am 0 comments

In December, the City of Camarillo, Calif., announced the start-up and commissioning of its North Pleasant Valley (NPV) Groundwater Desalter Plant, moving the city closer to a more self-reliant, affordable potable water future. For nearly two decades, groundwater quality in the northern portion of the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Basin inRead More

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

September 13, 2021 at 8:41 am 0 comments

After a week-long trial, a federal jury has awarded the City of Pomona $48 million in damages from SQM North America Corp., a subsidiary of a large Chilean mining company, for the costs of cleanup of the toxic chemical perchlorate from the city’s groundwater supply. Fertilizer sold by SQMNA and used for decadesRead More

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

December 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

Groundwater Remediation Achieved through a 25-Year CERCLA-to-Drinking Water Program Of the many responsibilities with which a water utility is regularly tasked, ensuring public health is always at the forefront. In fact, public health is tied to just about everything a water utility does. But sometimes, fulfilling that responsibility doesn’t comeRead More