SEAN NICHOLLS The Environment Protection Authority took almost a year to issue a $1500 fine to energy company Santos over contamination of an aquifer near a major coal seam gas project, which included uranium at a level 20 times the Australian drinking water guideline for human health.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI A farmer who bared his bottom to celebrate much-needed rain says being blocked on Facebook will not stop his nude salutes to the sky.
The merger of two major water bodies promises to "ensure the highest quality and most efficient service to customers across NSW", the state government says.
JULIE POWER Rev up your dehumidifiers for what may be the most mouldy month of the year. It has rained on March 1, the first day of autumn, for the past five years.
PETER HANNAM Until a couple of weeks ago, Sydney's long, dry spell had been taking its toll on most of the city's gardens, not least the Royal Botanic ones.
PETER HANNAM Coalmining under part of Sydney's water catchment has resulted in an important feeder pool being completely drained and has also triggered extensive iron contamination, water specialists said after visiting a river that flows into the Woronora Reservoir.
Alexandra Back The source of a bright orange plume in Botany Bay is still a mystery after early tests by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority.
Inga Ting, Bianca Hall Farmers in the state's north-west could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall in years in the drought-stricken region.