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Water Department receives 50 complaints in two days on water taste, smell

[10th, May 2014] The Quincy Water Department has received about 50 calls in the past two days from residents who say the city’s tap water has an “off taste” and “funny smell.” Director of Utilities and Engineering Jeff Conte said the city cleaned some storage tanks Wednesday, and calls started coming in Thursday… Continue reading Water Department receives 50 complaints in two days on water taste, smell

OUSTING ALGAE: Spring cleaning begins on Bald Eagle Lake

[7th, May 2014] One lake in the northeast metro is getting a spring cleaning — not around the shoreline, but the water itself — because years of decaying leaves, grass and fertilizers have allowed algae to take over… Continue reading OUSTING ALGAE: Spring cleaning begins on Bald Eagle Lake

Secrecy out of place in water quality tests

[1st, May 2014] Iowans are clamoring for improvements in our water quality, while our lakes take in more nutrients every year and are covered with algae. The state response was a nutrient reduction plan that was heavily influenced by the Iowa Farm Bureau with almost no input from conservation groups… Continue reading Secrecy out of place in water quality tests

Tokay High School student Julie Fukunaga hopes to make waves with algae-fighting boat

[19th, Apr 2014] How far would you go to invent a sustainable way to clean up our waterways? Tokay High School sophomore Julie Fukunaga is an example of the places inquisitiveness, hard work and an outpouring of family and community support can take young students. Next week, she will head to Los Angeles to compete in the… Continue reading Tokay High School student Julie Fukunaga hopes to make waves with algae-fighting boat

Calvert’s watershed quality improving, but progress still needed

[18th, Apr 2014] Calvert County’s watershed water quality in 2013 was better than expected. Walter Boynton, a professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, presented the good news to the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. The previous year, 2012, was a drought year, so the numbers were especially good. This is because less water is running off into streams that hold harmful substances. In 2013, there was no drought, but the numbers were still good, Boynton said… Continue reading Calvert’s watershed quality improving, but progress still needed