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  • California has about one year of water stored. Will you ration now?

    California has about one year of water stored. Will you ration now?
    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...
  • Most Central Valley farmers unlikely to get federal water, again

    Most Central Valley farmers unlikely to get federal water, again
    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. The announcement,...
  • In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries

    In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries
    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...
  • What to do about frozen pipes

    What to do about frozen pipes
    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...
  • 'Hi, do you have water?' In a Central Calif. town, answer is often no.

    'Hi, do you have water?' In a Central Calif. town, answer is often no.
    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...
  • Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in

    Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in
    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...
  • Glencoe considers partnership to cut cost of new water plant

    Glencoe considers partnership to cut cost of new water plant
    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...
  • Judge rules delinquents must pay water bills in bankrupt Detroit

    Judge rules delinquents must pay water bills in bankrupt Detroit
    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...
  • Proposition 1, a water bond measure, passes

    Proposition 1, a water bond measure, passes
    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...
  • Iran prays for rain amid acute water shortage

    Iran prays for rain amid acute water shortage
    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. "For...
  • Boynton violated its own policy with recent bidding request

    Boynton violated its own policy with recent bidding request
    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. “I...