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Stories with subject: Aquifers
  • California oil regulators acknowledge oversight failings 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 8:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Oil and gas regulators in and around Los Angeles routinely failed to carry out much of the oversight required to keep federally protected drinking-water aquifers from oilfield contamination, an internal review by those state regulators concluded Thursday.

  • Cities bear rising cost of keeping water safe to drink story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 10:30 am

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Standing at the edge of the Great Lakes, the world's largest surface source of fresh water, this city of 280,000 seems immune from the water-supply problems that bedevil other parts of the country. But even here, the promise of an endless tap can be a mirage.

  • Orange County offers model for places without enough water story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 10:04 am

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - Orange County's natural water supplies come from just three sources: limited rain, a single unreliable river and aquifers.

  • Kansas' water conservation program draws shallow interest 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 5:33 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - State officials with regulatory authority over Kansas' underground water resources are still looking for an individual or group willing to enter into a voluntary conservation program.