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Keeping Workers Safe During Nighttime Repairs

<b><br>By Doug Riseden</b><p>Working at night on pipe repairs is always more difficult than during the day. Workers are usually tired, having already worked a full …

Home Improvement

California water officials deliver sobering facts on depleted wells

Just a few months ago, the state's top water officials said they had reason for optimism. Rain was cascading down on California in December and water conservation passed 20%.<p>"I, for one, had high hopes," Mark Cowin, director of the state Department of Water Resources, told a California Senate joint …

Water

São Paulo – anatomy of a failing megacity: residents struggle as water taps run dry

In the first in a series looking at Brazil’s largest city, Claire Rigby reports that many paulistanos are hoarding water in their apartments – and some are even drilling homemade wells – as they prepare for possible rationing<p>Life in São Paulo: share your stories with GuardianWitness<p>In São Paulo, …

Water

California's Worst Drought Ever Is 1st Taste of Future

The drought now plaguing California is the worst to parch the central and southern parts of the state in the last 1,200 years, a new study finds.<p>The …

Climate Change

Scale Factors: Reducing Corrosion in Pipelines with Electronic Water Treatment

By Jan de Baat Doelman<p>Increasing pressure loss in the pipeline is often caused by scale corrosion or product fouling of the internal surfaces. This …

Mississippi River

World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

<i>Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway.</i><p>An algae bloom spreads across China’s Dianchi Lake in 2007. That same year, a bloom in …

Why You Shouldn't Drink Warm Bottled Water

<i>Photo by Henrik Sorensen/Digital Vision/Getty Images</i><p>A few years back, rumors circulated that Sheryl Crow claimed drinking bottled water left in a hot …

California Legislature works into wee hours to pass flurry of bills

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers approved a package of bills Friday designed to regulate the pumping of groundwater for the first time in California …

California

Bloomberg.com

Are Water Filters B.S.?

The United States has one of the best public water systems in the world, yet its citizens are still shelling out big bucks on water filters. Is it …

This L.A. cop gets the drop on water offenders

Rick Silva began his investigation at the end of an alley, on a hot day in L.A.'s Westlake community. Driving down a busy thoroughfare, he spied water runoff on a sidewalk.<p>He steered his city-owned Honda Civic into the alley and followed the water to a small plastic pipe adjacent to a convalescent …

Los Angeles

Water company lobbyist admits pulling fire alarm at Oxford town meeting

OXFORD � A lobbyist for the company that owns the water system and who was accused of pulling a fire alarm during discussion of a controversial …

Corruption

Why Bottled Water Comes From California, Which Can't Spare Much

Dasani, Aquafina, and Crystal Geyser all dip into the Golden State's limited supply.<p>Bottled-water drinkers, we have a problem: There's a good chance that your water comes from California, a state experiencing the third-driest year on record.<p>The details of where and how bottling companies get their …

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Elon Musk holds rare town hall to discuss LA tunnel<p>Amazon Prime set to increase its annual membership fee by $10<p>YouTube Music launches revamped …

Justin Trudeau

Effects Of Poisonous Algae On The Nation's Water Supply - Diane Rehm

10:06:54<p>MS. DIANE REHMAnd thanks for joining us. I'm Diane Rehm. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lake, poisonous algae has been found in water …

Planning For Rain: Why Storm Water Management Matters during the Drought - Pacific Institute

<b>by Paula Luu, Communications Manager</b><p><i>July 31, 2014</i><p>It’s been weeks, even months, since some parts of California have gotten rain, and it’s likely it …

Snorkeling

Colorado River Groundwater Disappearing at 'Shocking' Rate

As the Southwest's drought has worsened in the last decade, making surface water scarce, millions of people are drawing more heavily on underground …

Water

Four things you should know about Detroit’s water crisis

This May, the Detroit Water and Sewerage District (DWSD) sent out 46,000 shutoff notices to customers who were behind in their water bills. It was …

Price of Water 2014: Up 6 Percent in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 33 Percent Rise Since 2010

Visit our current water rates data dashboard<p><i>Water scarcity and successful conservation programs force utilities to adapt their business …

Ogallala Water Use Climbs as Drought Intensifies in the Southern Plains

<i>Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl.</i><p>Like a steamroller, a dust storm approaches Cimarron County in the Oklahoma Panhandle on January …

For First Time, California Gets Ready For Mandatory Water Restrictions

On Tuesday the State Water Resources Control Board in California is expected to institute statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time. …

Another View: Busting water conservation myths

As a solution for California’s complex water challenges, conserving water to get more from every drop stands out for its great potential and the …

California's Deepening Drought Shrinking Reservoirs

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which serves 19 million people from Ventura to the Mexico …

Paris's return to public water supplies makes waves beyond France

* Paris’s move to take back water supplies inspires others<p>* Veolia, Suez margins fall as towns negotiate discounts<p>* EU anti-privatisation trend pushes water firms abroad<p>* Private water firms grow quickly in developing countries<p>By Geert De Clercq<p>PARIS, July 8 (Reuters) - Nearly five years after …

Water

Lake Mead Drains to Record Low As Western Drought Deepens

<i>Despite drying conditions, four states plan additional water projects.</i><p>Water ripples across a boat ramp at Lake Mead, the reservoir formed by Hoover …