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  • Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

    Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use
    Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in...
  • Local water supply 'surpasses standards'

    As part of a pilot program this year, the Mesa Water District recently released its annual water quality report online. The 2014 report details testing and safety standards for the district's water in 2013. It also breaks down how much of any given...
  • Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins

    Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins
    Male fish carrying eggs – intersex fish – have been found in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The research found that...
  • Don't privatize Baltimore water [Letter]

    Don't privatize Baltimore water [Letter]
    The presence of the private water industry at this week's United States Conference of Mayors meeting threatens public health and democracy in Baltimore. Time and time again, experiences in other cities that have privatized their water systems have...
  • High flows on Gunpowder stir debate

    High flows on Gunpowder stir debate
    Tucked amid the woods of northern Baltimore County is one of Maryland's natural gems — the Big Gunpowder Falls, a nationally renowned trout stream that draws anglers from far and wide to try their skills and luck in the cold, rushing water. But...
  • Brown's water tunnel job claims generating controversy

    Brown's water tunnel job claims generating controversy
    A bold, $25-billion plan to ship more water to Southern California could create tens of thousands of new jobs a year for decades, a Brown administration study says. And even though the plan is at least two years from possible final approval, it is...
  • Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

    Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground. "Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps."...
  • Ban on outdoor water use for Highland Park, Deerfield, Bannockburn

    Ban on outdoor water use for Highland Park, Deerfield, Bannockburn
    Highland Park has ordered a temporary ban on outdoor water use after discovering "clogged strainers" at the water treatment plant, according to a Highland Park news release. Deerfield and Bannockburn, which receive water from Highland Park's water...
  • Worker critically hurt during fall from Humboldt Park water tower

    Worker critically hurt during fall from Humboldt Park water tower
    A worker was critically injured when he fell from a water tower onto the roof of an industrial building this afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. It happened about 4 p.m. at the large, 3-story building at 3053 W. Grand Ave., said Chicago Fire...
  • L.A. dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens

    L.A. dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens
    Los Angeles officials announced Monday they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols. But just don’t call them "water cops." Until now, the Department of Water and Power has assigned just one inspector to drive around handling complaints of...
  • Rights to California surface water far greater than average runoff

    California over the last century has issued water rights that amount to roughly five times the state’s average annual runoff, according to new research that underscores a chronic imbalance between supply and demand. That there are more rights than...