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Research Questions Advice on Water Intake
Research Throws Water on
8-Glasses-a-Day Advice
new study

Research Throws Water on 8-Glasses-a-Day Advice

The 64-ounces guidance might have been taken too literally

(Newser) - The advice to drink eight glasses of water a day is so engrained that it might be difficult to dislodge it. But some researchers are trying to, the Washington Post reports. A new study published in the journal Science finds issues with that guidance, which might have been misunderstood all...

Ex-Michigan Governor Catches Big Break in Flint Case

Judge dismisses criminal charges against Rick Snyder, 8 years after water issues began

(Newser) - A judge dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in the Flint water crisis, months after the state Supreme Court said indictments returned by a one-person grand jury were invalid. Snyder, a Republican who left office in 2019, had been charged with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect...

Houston Residents Can Drink Their Water Again

City lifts boil advisory

(Newser) - Houston officials lifted an order Tuesday that had called for more than 2 million people in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil their tap water before drinking or using it. The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification plant caused pressure...

Houston Issues Boil Water Notice for Entire City

Power outage caused pressure to drop at water purification plant

(Newser) - More than 2 million people in the Houston area were under a boil order notice Monday after a power outage at a purification plant caused water pressure to drop, and the mayor of the nation's fourth-largest city ordered a full review of the system. The notice tells customers to...

How Canned Water Managed to Be Worth $700M
It's Canned Water.
And It's Nearly a Unicorn
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It's Canned Water. And It's Nearly a Unicorn

Inside Liquid Death's latest round of funding

(Newser) - Liquid Death might sound like something that kills. In reality, its founders are set to make a killing. The 3-year-old environmentally conscious canned water startup is now valued at $700 million after its latest funding round, making it "70% of a unicorn," as Alex Wilhelm at TechCrunch points...

Governor's Joke About Capital City Does Not Land Well

Mississippi's Tate Reeves says it's 'a great day to not be in Jackson,' which has had water trouble

(Newser) - The governor of Mississippi has raised eyebrows with a jab at the capital city of Jackson, which has recently endured serious drinking-water problems . Speaking at a function in the city of Hattiesburg, Tate Reeves told the crowd it was great to be in the city. "It's also, as...

City's Residents Told They Can Drink the Water Again

Mississippi health official immediately issues caveats

(Newser) - After nearly seven weeks of being forced to boil their water before drinking it or using it to brush teeth, people in Mississippi's largest city were told Thursday that water from the tap is safe to consume—but Jackson's water system still needs big repairs that the mayor...

Drinking Water of the Future May Come Increasingly From Toilets

In the face of climate change, recycled water could be a solution

(Newser) - Garden hose bans are in place across much of Britain, where rivers and reservoirs are at unusually low levels following months of low rainfall. In the future, part of the solution will be "to reprocess the water that results from sewage treatment and turn it back into drinking water,...

Capital of Mississippi Has Little or No Running Water
Capital of Mississippi Has
Little or No Running Water
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Capital of Mississippi Has Little or No Running Water

This week's flooding made long-standing problems worse in Jackson

(Newser) - For the 150,000 or so residents of Jackson, Miss., the water situation is a mess. The capital city's main treatment plant was on the brink of collapse, with most households having little or no water pressure. And if residents are lucky enough to have a trickle from their...

In Nebraska, Canal Water Mysteriously Goes Missing

Someone opened a dam on an irrigation channel one night this month

(Newser) - Authorities in Nebraska are trying to determine who released 16 million gallons of water by opening a dam on an irrigation channel one night this month—and why. The puzzling water release from the Cambridge Canal reduced the flow to some 18,000 acres of crops and jeopardized expensive irrigation...

Offered Water From Polluted River, He Drank It 'Without Hesitation'

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann ends up in hospital, though party denies it was from the water

(Newser) - In this week's "Regrets, I've Had a Few" files, an Indian politician trying to show how clean the waters of a local river were ended up in the hospital, though his party insists the two events aren't related. On Sunday, Bhagwant Mann, the chief minister of...

Texas City Loses Running Water During Heat Wave

Odessa officials blame aging infrastructure

(Newser) - Crews worked to restore water service Wednesday to the West Texas city of Odessa, where residents have been without water this week amid scorching temperatures after an aging pipe broke. The city's water treatment plant was back online by about 8am Wednesday, and utility officials said it could take...

2 States Fear the Other Has Designs on River

Nebraska and Colorado have shared the South Platte's water for 99 years

(Newser) - Since 1923, Nebraska and Colorado have shared the water of the South Platte River in harmony. Now both states are worried that the other is trying to get the jump on the river water, the Wall Street Journal reports, in a split that could end up in court. It began...

'Unprecedented Measures' Brought In Amid Calif. Drought

LA residents can only water outdoors for 8 minutes a time, 2 days a week

(Newser) - California is taking tough steps to ration water amid a megadrought so severe that even ancient trees haven't experienced anything as bad before. On Wednesday, more than 6 million people in Southern California were placed under unprecedented restrictions cutting outdoor watering days to one or two a week, the...

Californians Asked to Reduce Water Use

Newsom's request anticipates reservoirs being low at the first of the year

(Newser) - Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked California's people and businesses to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15%, as the western US weathers a drought that is rapidly emptying reservoirs relied on for agriculture, drinking water, and fish habitat. Newsom's request is not an order, the...

Town Sells Its Water Tower by Accident

Florida's Brooksville got sloppy in a real estate transaction

(Newser) - A small town in Florida accidentally sold its water tower in a blundered real estate transaction, per the AP . A businessman purchased a municipal building underneath the city of Brooksville's water tower last April for $55,000 with the goal of converting it into a gym. However, when Bobby...

Parts of Nevada Banning 'Non-Functional' Grass

Nevada is first state to permanently ban lawns in certain areas

(Newser) - Grass that's just sitting around, serving no purpose, will soon be prohibited in the Las Vegas Valley. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed legislation banning "non-functional turf" starting in 2027, the AP reports. Backyards and front lawns aren't going anywhere—single-family homes are exempt from the...

Science Doesn't Back Up 'Dowsing.' Believers Don't Care

'Outside' magazine explores this almost mystical world

(Newser) - When someone needs to drill a well for water, the first obvious step is figuring out where to drill. It's a dicey prospect, however, because the drilling is expensive—and a misfire can leave a homeowner with a useless hole in the ground that cost $4,000 to $5,...

Las Vegas Is Trying to Ban Ornamental Grass

Not the stuff in your yard, but what's along the street

(Newser) - A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to get people to replace thirsty greenery with desert plants, and...

In Texas, a Dire Situation for Hospitals
Amid Texas Chaos,
a New Calamity

Amid Texas Chaos, a New Calamity

Hospitals are running out of water

(Newser) - The chaos in Texas amid freezing weather that has left millions in the cold and dark has made its way to the state's hospitals. One issue that has caused things to become especially dire at medical centers: a lack of running water, resulting in problems ranging from low water...

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