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Category: Resource Management :: Irrigation
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At some Philly homes, toilets get flushed into the city's drinking water source. The sewer detectives are on the case 21.3.2018 News
Within the next few weeks, workers will be fanning out in neighborhoods of Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Philadelphia to check for defects known as cross connections - essentially plumbing systems that were inadvertently reversed.
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Maval farmers gear up to oppose PCMC’s closed pipeline project 13.3.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Cape Town sports are hit hard by its water crisis 9.3.2018 Business Operations |
Unlike the South African city's love of diverse sports, its water supply relies solely on rain. Here is how the Day Zero drought will affect athletics.
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We still haven’t made things right in Flint 8.3.2018 Washington Post
We still haven’t made things right in Flint
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Lead in hot water – an issue worth testing 27.2.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director. Analysis conducted by Lindsay McCormick, Project Manager. Last March, I was giving a talk on lead and drinking water at the National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference. A questioner from a state health department asked me why the standard lead testing methods only sample cold water when experience suggests […]
American Water lays out a plan for replacing lead pipes in its Indiana systems 24.2.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
American Water lays out a plan for replacing lead pipes in its Indiana systems
Chambal basin of Malwa region will be green: CM Chouhan 24.2.2018 Central Chronicle » Madhya Pradesh
Approval to construction works worth more than Rs 2,200 crore  Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Now the... more »
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Wisconsin law removes crucial barrier to lead pipe replacement 22.2.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Sam Lovell, Project Specialist Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation that takes an important step to replacing the 240,000 lead service lines (LSLs) in communities across the state. SB-48 allows municipalities and water utilities to provide financial assistance to property owners to replace LSLs on private property. We described the legislation […]
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US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels 20.2.2018 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The invasive quagga and zebra mussels have a $100,000 bounty on their "heads."...
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No lines in water 17.2.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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In eastern Kentucky, a rural county struggles without a steady supply of clean water 12.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.

Sometimes they get no water. Other times just a trickle. Often, they say, their water is so discolored it resembles milk or Kool-Aid or beer.

“I haven’t...

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Economic condition of farmers improved because of better irrigation facility: Dr. Mishra 12.2.2018 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra today... more »
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Irrigation facility to farmers topmost priority: PR Minister 10.2.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said... more »
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California Needs a Ton of Snow, ASAP 8.2.2018 Mother Jones
Remember the California drought? It ended last year, drowned under the deluges of the state’s wettest winter in nearly a century. Just as suddenly, dry times may be back.  The Sierra Nevada snowpack is the main irrigation source for the Central Valley, the farming region that supplies about a quarter of the US food supply. That’s […]
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Snooping around in hospital pipes, scientists find DNA that fuels the spread of superbugs 7.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The pipes carrying away the effluvia of very sick people are bound to be nasty, dirty places.

But just how unwholesome they are is made clear in a new report showing that the pipes beneath a hospital intensive care unit are a throbbing, seething hook-up zone for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


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Cold snap brings record number of water main breaks 2.2.2018 Washington Post
Cold snap brings record number of water main breaks
Minn. cities say they need $5 billion to fix aging sewers 27.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Most of the cost is to fix aging or inadequate pipes and pumping systems. Stricter water quality regulations account for only about 5 percent of the funds needed.
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Minn. catching up on water recycling as groundwater supply shrinks 26.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Officials and environmental groups see collecting, treating and reusing dirty water as a way to reduce demand on clean, drinkable water sources. More cities and businesses are catching on, but we aren't as far along as some states in the West.
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The Supreme Court Has Waded into the Southwest’s Water Wars 25.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley is like an island: a fertile patchwork of farm fields and groves of pecan trees surrounded by the brown Chihuahuan Desert.  For Mesilla Valley farmers, the metaphor rings true in other ways as well. […]
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Body found in Northern California water supply pipeline 24.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A man's body was recovered Tuesday from a reservoir pipeline supplying drinking water to several Northern California communities, but authorities say the water quality is not affected.

KCRA-TV reports that the body of Tory Robert Mayes, 34, of Pollock Pines was found in an area of raw water flowing...

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