Monthly Archives: August 2014

Water, water, everywhere?

At this time of the year, many parts of the country are facing seasonal (or ongoing) water scarcity or water contamination issues. Here are a few related government documents addressing the issue. They are all part of the Booth Library government information collections.


News Gathering illus. by Frederick Dielman

From NPR: Toledo Water Ban Persists After New Test Results Cause Concerns


GovDocs PDF file: Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act, 2014

Federal GovDocs online EPA report : The State of Colorado Did Not Fully Assure That Funds That Mining Wastes and Remove Contaminants from Water Were Effectively Spent, 2014

Federal GovDocs online–Public Health and Drinking Water Issues, 2011

State of Illinois GovDocs: Our own state’s latest water quality report Illinois State Water Survey Annual Report, 2004-2005

Welcome to govnews!

Booth Library is pleased to launch a new information service , “govnews.” Govnews will share interesting and topical stories featuring government information found in the Booth Library Government Documents collections. We hope this service will enhance your knowledge and assist you with finding important and often hard-to-find Illinois State and Federal Government information.