Elevated chloride levels suggest wastewater has infiltrated Columbia well field

  • I spent several months looking into the ramifications of a decades old plan that brought the city’s treated wastewater close to its drinking water supply. I found that there was strong evidence suggesting the treated wastewater, which often contains pharmaceutical drugs, was making its way to the city’s well field.

Columbia proposing to nearly double water supply at treatment plant

  • For this story, I researched a proposed $65 million expansion of Columbia’s water treatment plant even though the city’s water use was well below the plant’s capacity. I pitched the story after someone mentioned the expansion to me during an interview for another article.

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