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In Drought, Puerto Rico Rations Water, Setting Off a Collection Frenzy

From the NEW YORK TIMES:

"SAN JUAN, P.R. — On an island that is flirting with default, fending off comparisons to Greece and losing its people to the mainland, the biggest problem most people face is something more elemental — one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico’s history.

California’s rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes remaining water toxic

From the Washington Post:

California’s rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes remaining water toxic

"For many Californians, the state’s long drought has meant small inconveniences such as shorter showers and restrictions on watering lawns. But in two rural valleys, the Coachella southeast of Los Angeles and the San Joaquin to the north, farmworkers and other poor residents are feeling its impact in a far more serious and personal way."

New EPA Video: Science Safeguards Drinking Water from Harmful Algal Blooms

Toxins from harmful algal blooms are increasingly contaminating source waters, as well as the drinking water treatment facilities that source waters supply. EPA researchers are helping the treatment facilities find safe, cost effective ways to remove the toxins and keep your drinking water safe.