drinking water

California Update for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Californian’s next budget does not include a new charge on water users to fund safe drinking water in rural communities. But that proposal is still alive.

 

• The California Legislature is unveiling a sweeping new overhaul of how it would investigate sexual harassment complaints against everyone from lawmakers to interns.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

California Update for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• An audit released Tuesday shows that the California State University system exposes students and employees to on-campus hazards such as faulty laboratory equipment, unsafe drinking water, asbestos and chemical spills.

• California officials are trying to prevent a possible undercount of the state’s population in the next Census.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Bradford.

As the rainy season approaches, multiple state, regional and local agencies are preparing for the potential impacts of the recent wildfires on urban and rural communities. There are 617 streams in the areas affected by fire in Sonoma County. Drinking water is safe and continually monitored, but because the county’s natural watersheds filter drinking water, it is critically important that ash, debris and other pollutants are prevented from entering stream systems to the maximum extent possible.