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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water

Health officials confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, in Ouachita Parish’s North Monroe water system and Terrebonne Parish’s Schriever water system in Louisiana during routine testing. Officials reassured residents that drinking tap water is still safe and that taking precautions in pools and showers can reduce their risk of infection.

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Bottled water is a scam for most Americans — but a new report reveals some surprising places where it’s dangerous to drink the tap

Bottled water isn't cheap. At an average cost of $1.22 per gallon, we spend 300 times more on packaged H2O than we'd spend to drink it from the tap. In most cases, this expense is far from worth it, since both types of water are equally safe, taste identical, and in some cases even come from the same source.

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Lower Colorado River tops list of most endangered in U.S.: ‘The future looks very bleak’

The Lower Colorado River topped this year’s list of the 10 rivers most in danger from pollution and environmental degradation — particularly if President Trump carries out his plans to undo protections put in place under the previous administration.

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What’s in a glass of water?

With nearly limitless beverage options, you might not realize how much variety exists in the seemingly bland realm of tap water. This colorless refreshment can vary widely from city to city, house to house, or even sink to sink. Scroll over the image below to see some surprising items that might show up in your H2O.

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Families on edge over water contamination at former air base

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- The Pease International Tradeport, which features an airport, hundreds of businesses and several day care centers, has been called a textbook example of how to redevelop an air base.
But many who worked or had their children looked after there are coming to terms with a hidden risk: drinking water contaminated by military firefighting foam that contained perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs.

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San Ysidro Residents Concerned Over Water Quality

San Ysidro residents are concerned over possible contamination of their water, after lab results revealed high levels of lead, copper, and potential deadly bacteria in drinking water at the nearby La Mirada Elementary School on Thursday.

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Copper Contamination In Minnesota Sickens Students

Copper contamination at a middle school in Minnesota made at least ten students sick last month after they drank from a school water fountain.

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E. coli finding prompts boil-water alert in Deerfield Beach

Authorities in Deerfield Beach issued a "Boil Water Alert" on Saturday after finding a raw water well tested positive for the E. coli bacteria. City crews took the well out of service to repair it before it can supply raw water to the water treatment plant again, according to the City of Deerfield Beach.

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New York Changes How It Tests for Lead in Schools’ Water, and Finds More Metal

So far, the latest tests have found nine times as many water outlets — kitchen sinks, water fountains, classroom faucets or other sources — with lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s “action level” of 15 parts per billion as last year’s tests found, according to a report released by the state health department last week.

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Boil water advisory issued for many Pittsburgh neighborhoods

A boil water advisory has been issued for approximately 100,000 Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customers in two dozen city neighborhoods. Water should not be consumed without first flushing the tap and boiling the water.

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