Waiting for What Florence’s Floodwaters Will Bring Next in the Carolinas

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio’s background check difficulties … New York City’s open data updates … and Florida’s new fight against algae blooms.

A N.C. City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Fill 5,000 Sand Bags in 5 Hours

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan mayor wants state of emergency for traffic … Bay Area workers living in RVs get designated parking … and a Texas mayor kills alligator with one shot.

Rural Water Group Keeps Up Push for Changes to Lending Programs

The utility group wants the changes included in a final version of water infrastructure legislation taking shape in Congress.

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Shut-Offs for All Detroit Schools

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another real-life test for quake early-warning tech … Vermont leaders see a hotspot for blockchain … and a not-so-secret “secret” DMV in N.C.

A Georgia City's Tech Fix for Water Cost Savings

Water usage and costs have decreased between 55 and 57 percent in Roswell, located north of Atlanta.

State Official in Mich. Will Face Trial for Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Deaths

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trump vs. Portland’s mayor … pathway to six-figure teacher salaries in Texas … and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. scrambles after City Hall fire.

Michigan Daycare Center Reports High PFAS in Its Water

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trial runs for the dreaded L train shutdown in N.Y.C. … job losses in Trump counties … and Maine is not prepared as tick-borne diseases spread north.

Senators Seek to Rein in State Power Over Key Environmental Permit

A lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council said the GOP-backed legislation threatens to “neuter the rights of all 50 states to protect their rivers, streams and coastal waters.”

Key GOP Lawmaker Releases Last-Ditch Infrastructure Plan

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s draft bill includes gasoline and diesel tax hikes.

Protecting Waikiki From Future Flash-Flood Destruction

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Diego’s new Airbnb rules … a bizarre resignation in Oklahoma … and Denver’s big renewable energy pledge.

As State ‘Water Wars’ Get Salty, Oysters Get a Say

The Supreme Court last week seemed to suggest that in water disputes between states, the health of an aquatic ecosystem can be considered alongside drinking-water and farming concerns.

A Moneyball Approach to Clean Water in California

Up to 1 million Californians lack access to clean, safe drinking water at some point during the year. Data scientists believe they are part of the solution.

Still Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Hopes to Spur Critical Infrastructure Investment

Officials have outlined an ambitious set of P3 projects supporting electrical and water resilience, as well as economic development.

There Are Jobs to Be Had in the Nation's Waterworks Sector

New research takes a look at workforce opportunities and gaps tied to U.S. water infrastructure.

Will Two Major Floods Prompt Development Changes in Ellicott City?

The increased amount of impervious surfaces surrounding the watershed makes the area more susceptible to runoff, which contributes to the severity of flood impacts, though hydrologists have said development is not solely to blame.

Funding Steady for Environment, Interior Programs in Senate Bill

The draft legislation covers programs that help fund water infrastructure, and that provide payments to rural counties.

Worries Over Cyanotoxins in Tap Water of Oregon's Capital City

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dallas looks to reform “generous” bulk trash rules … Tenn. vice mayor charged in food stamp conspiracy … and a Maine town warns of caterpillar hazard.

Flood Resilience Challenge Yields the South Bay ‘Sponge’

“One thing that was really evident: Even people who are following closely are not totally aware of the flood risks that we have in the [San Francisco] Bay Area.”

Study Casts Doubt on Feasibility of Boston’s Proposed Flood Barrier

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Virginia on path to expand Medicaid ... another jail torture lawsuit in Utah … Georgia governor talks up Atlanta’s Amazon HQ2 bid.