Drinking water

Colorado River, Lake Mead, Arizona, Colorado, Mexico, Nevada, drought, water shortage, drinking water, Central Arizona Project, farmers
Jan 30, 2023

In the West, pressure to count water lost to evaporation

Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region's dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.

Mar 3, 2017

State testing finds lead in public school drinking water

The Department of Environmental Quality is in the early stages of getting local education officials to test some 7,000 school buildings throughout the state for lead in the drinking water.

Dec 16, 2011

EPA orders water company in Douglas to cut arsenic

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a water company serving parts of Douglas to cut arsenic levels by 2013 or face big fines.

Oct 11, 2010

Water watchers; Conservation group supplements ADEQ river-monitoring efforts

Volunteers spend a day every other month wading through one of the state’s few perennial rivers, collecting samples to monitor PH levels, E. coli bacteria, arsenic, nitrogen, phosphorus and water flows.