| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:25 PM
Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well.
As our “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:20 PM
In another blow to California's parched heartland, federal officials said Friday that for the second year in a row most Central Valley farmers are unlikely to receive water from the region's major irrigation project this summer.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:00 AM
As Joao Paulo Bezerra pedals slowly up a slight incline between skyscrapers, he pauses briefly to greet a struggling colleague crossing his path.
"Morning, buddy," says Bezerra, forcing his tricycle and its cargo of eight large plastic water jugs a...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:00 PM
If a pipe freezes, act quickly but carefully to thaw the pipe before it bursts.
Using a blow dryer to heat a cold water pipe at the point of the freeze may melt a clog. Electric pipe wraps are an option. A space heater placed in front of an open vanity...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The grandmother sat outside in her Sunday best next to a house with peeling paint, her canned iced tea resting on top of a washing machine that didn't work. She'd been without running water for four months.
Up an easy-to-miss dirt road, a 70-year-old...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival — and collecting what little remained of the dead.
A woman with tired eyes walked away cradling a bottle of water and a few...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Faced with a staggering $40 million pricetag on replacing its aging lakefront water treatment plant, Glencoe is considering partnering with the Northwest Water Commission to dramatically reduce the cost, officials said.
"They have been looking for a...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:58 PM
A federal judge on Monday told thousands of Detroit residents that they must pay their delinquent bills or face having their water shut off because the bankrupt city needs the money.
After two days of hearings, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Proposition 1 has passed, AP reports. It authorizes state officials to borrow $7.12 billion and repurpose $425 million in bonds approved earlier to pay for new water projects.
The measure includes $2.7 billion for storage projects, such as dams; $800...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The ritual chants of "Death to America!" have not gone away, but at Friday services across Iran worshipers sought divine intervention in a matter more climatological than ideological.
The faithful prayed for rain, or at least were urged to do so.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
On Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Office of the Inspector General issued a statement saying that a $30 million Boynton Beach contract for utility services did not comply with Florida statute and the city’s own request for bidders process.