Patrick Shea

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The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Cities running out of water

After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. An average of nearly 90% of Bakersfield, Calif., has been in a state of exceptional …

400,000 in Toledo, Ohio, water scare await test results

As residents of Toledo, Ohio, waited for word on when their water will be safe to drink, Mayor D. Michael Collins said Sunday morning that tests of the water supply were going to take longer than expected. He said results would likely be available Sunday afternoon but would not provide a specific …

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California couple faces fine for brown lawn after complying with water-saving rules

Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws.<p>On the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the threat of $500 fines, the Southern California couple received a letter from their city …

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RT @WaterHaller: Clara Shea is presented AWWA's Presidential Silver Award for recruitment efforts. Who wouldn't be in a club w Clara? http://t.co/B5N2UZ1p8u

It’s #ThrowbackThursday pictured are two #DenverWater employees helping thaw & flush a #FireHydrant in #Denver for #WaterQuality January 1940 #Vintage #Colorado bit.ly/1rODnvL Why does Denver Water need to flush water mains? During the winter months, when water use is generally at its lowest, water sits at dead ends, cul-de-sacs and pressure zone boundaries in the system and can become stale.

Water on an urban planet: Urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure

Abstract<p>Urban growth is increasing the demand for freshwater resources, yet surprisingly the water sources of the world's large cities have never …