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Climate change means public utilities will need billions in upgrades over the next decade, report says

May 11, 2021

Climate change and increasingly severe weather events will take a toll on aging public utilities, especially water and sewer systems, leading to higher costs, higher debt loads, and rising rates for customers, according to recent research. Events like droughts, wildfires, and storms will continue to challenge utilities, wrote analysts at Moody’s Investors Service in a… >> Read More

Mexico City Is Sinking at an Alarming And Largely Unstoppable Rate, New Data Finds

May 7, 2021

Mexico City, the most populous metropolis in North America, has sunk too low for us to save it, according to new research. After centuries of water drainage from underground aquifers, the lake bed on which this city sits has grown increasingly dry, causing the clay sheets to compress and crack at a largely unstoppable rate…. >> Read More

Trenching work for East End water and waste plan

April 29, 2021

Efforts to improve the East End’s water and waste water infrastructure continue to move forward. Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, has said the $5 million project would be a template for an island-wide water and waste water management scheme. He told the House of Assembly in July that the goal was to provide… >> Read More

Nestle told to stop spring water diversions in San Bernardino Forest

April 23, 2021

California’s Water Resources Control Board on Friday asked Nestle (NESN.S) to stop unauthorized natural spring water diversions in the San Bernardino Forest after a probe revealed multiple violations and depletion of resources. The action comes as the state ramps up efforts to preserve water resources amid worsening drought conditions. The order is in response to… >> Read More

Meet Arizona’s water one-percenters 

April 5, 2021

Every two weeks, Dawn Upton floods her lawn. She treks into her back yard, twists open two valves big as dinner plates, and within minutes is ankle-deep in water. “You have to have irrigation boots, girl,” she says during a video tour of her property in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. She flips her… >> Read More

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