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North Texas City Eases Water Use Restrictions

Recent heavy rains in North Texas have allowed the City of Wichita Falls to lighten up on extremely strict water use restrictions. The city of 100,000 people had been under Stage 5 water use restrictions since May 2014 but spring rains have provided much relief. Read more.

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Starbucks Stops Bottling Water in California

Starbucks will stop producing its Ethos bottled water in California, a state that suffered a severe drought for the past four years and recently mandated strict water use restrictions.A substitute bottled water production site will be Starbucks’ Pennsylvania supplier, but the company plans to look for other water sources for the West Coast. Starbucks said it has [...]

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States and Cities Expected to Battle Over Water

Atlanta may soon be battling Alabama and Florida over water, a trend that could become the norm for city and state water agencies, according to Bloomberg View columnist Peter R. Orszag, vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup Inc. Orszag notes in a current column, “As Deane Dray and other colleagues of mine at Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: [...]

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Drilling Fluid Found in Drinking Water Supply

Toxic fluids used in drilling and fracturing have migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a recently published study, and a Stanford University environmental scientist says this is consistent with what was found in the Barnett, a shale gas field in Texas. At least three water wells in Bradford County, [...]

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Texas High Court Shies From Water Case

The Texas Supreme Court has shocked water rights experts by turning away a high-profile case that would help clarify the state's confusing groundwater laws. As Texas water supplies suffer from drought and a swelling population, the demand for water grows. How much water landowners can pump, and who has the authority to limit that consumption, are [...]

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Water Grid Talk Sparks Controversy in Texas

Some Texans are talking about creating a state water grid, similar to what California has in place. There are plenty of people on both sides of the fence, and this editorial promotes the idea of moving water from sparsely populated to heavily populated areas of the state.Read more.

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Sierra Club Leader Blasts Texas Water Plans

A Sierra Club chairperson sees potential problems with a Texas legislative proposal would follow the California model of massive pumping of water around the state. According to this editorial, the proposal would lead to problems when the areas with water face an extended drought and communities relying on imported water are left high and dry.Read more.

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Most of the US Will Experience Water Shortages in Next 10 Years

Experts predicts that 40 states - not just states in the Southwest - will have freshwater shortages in the coming decade.Read more.

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Drought: Not Just a California Problem

California isn't the only U.S. state suffering from water shortages. About 36 percent of Texas is experiencing moderate or exceptional drought, while Kansas, North Carolina and Delaware expect to see water shortages in the future. Read more.

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​The National Petition to Support Rainwater Harvesting: Sign Now

On Tuesday, April 14 at the National Water Policy Forum, Fly-In and Expo in Washington, D.C., ARCSA launched its "We the People" petition, which appeals to the U.S. President to support rainwater harvesting. After 150 names are gathered, the petition will be accessible on the White House "We the People" website. Until then, the petition can [...]

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