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Some South African residents are fed up with contaminated water coming into their houses through their taps. They’ve decided to make the switch to beer.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their report on the amount needed to repair the nation’s water infrastructure. They found that $384 billion would be necessary to repair and replace the aging infrastructure for the treatment, storage, transportation, and distribution of drinking water over the next twenty years.
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Governor Tom Corbett announced yesterday that the state of Pennsylvania is investing $98 million in water infrastructure projects.
A sinkhole in Allentown, Pennsylvania opened up in the last week of December, taking several houses with it and exposing a broken water main. Experts are undecided as to whether the cavern broke the water main or if the water main broke and caused the sinkhole.
A new report by the Water Innovations Foundation highlights leaking pipes as a major problem with the nation’s water infrastructure.
The Federal government recently announced $116.9 million in water and environmental project loans and grants through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Water infrastructure investment is a critical part of any domestic recovery and reinvestment initiative coming out of the government, and this water investment represents just a fraction of the over […]
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided all trees must be removed that are 15 feet from a levee.Â The corps is worried tree roots could weaken levees meant to protect low elevation communities.Â Of course, the corps’ record is marred with mistakes when it comes to safeguarding communities from catastrophic floods, like New Orleans.
The ancient city of Hasankeyf is located along the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey. It is one of the Earth’s oldest currently inhabited towns dating back 10,000 years. There are more than 300 archaeological sites in the Tigris Valley near Hasankeyf. Unfortunately, 400 kilometers of the Tigris River Valley are threatened by the Ilisu Dam […]
Where do the downspouts off of your house’s gutters flow?Â Do they enter into the city’s sewer system?Â For many cities, this is a problem.Â The city of Portland, Oregon explains: A large part of Portland has a combined sewer system that carries sewage and stormwater runoff in the same pipes. When it rains, the […]
Residents of New Orleans are suing the US Army Corps of Engineers for failure to properly build and maintain the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet. Hurricane Katrina victims claim the waterway caused environmental damage that caused water to breach the levees. Residents are asking for damages caused by the resulting flooding.