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Hot, dry summer: Dutch government declares water shortage

Aug. 03, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government declared a national water shortage Wednesday caused by the hot, dry summer that is parching much of Europe, and formed a national team to draw up measures to manage supplies, while asking the public to also chip in with savings. ...

Drought drives Las Vegas to cap size of home swimming pools

Jul. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limiting the size of new swimming pools in and around Las Vegas might save a drop in the proverbial bucket amid historic drought and climate change in the West. Officials are taking the plunge anyway, capping the size of new swimming pools at single-family...

North Carolina town posts boil water advisory after break

Jul. 18, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (AP) — A western North Carolina town has issued a boil water advisory after a major water line break led to low pressure as well as a loss of water. According to the website for the town of Blowing Rock, public works employees are trying to find the source of the...

Moderate drought in New Hampshire; some water restrictions

Jul. 15, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and some communities are asking residents to reduce water use as much of the state is in a moderate drought. More than half of Maine and parts of eastern Vermont are also in a moderate drought, and a...

Amid water shortage, Kentucky city issues boil advisory

Jul. 08, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MARION, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky town has issued a boil water advisory amid a water shortage. A statement from the City of Marion on Thursday said residents should use bottled water for cooking and drinking if possible or should boil tap water before using it. ...

Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought

Jul. 05, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

Many people try to save water just to do the right thing (and save money too). But when serious drought hits, and state and local governments enforce restrictions, water conservation becomes non-negotiable. So far this summer, nearly 65% of the United States and Puerto Rico is...

Monterrey suffers weeks-long water cutoff amid drought

Jun. 21, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The industrial hub of Monterrey has long been one of Mexico’s most prosperous cities, so its almost 5 million residents were shocked when they lost the most basic of services: water. A combination of an intense drought, poor planning and high water use...

California cuts grass watering down as drought dries West

May. 24, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Grass in office parks, on college campuses or in some California neighborhoods will go brown this summer after state water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state's drought drags on. The ban adopted by the State Water...

Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid drought

May. 23, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don't use less on their own as a drought drags on and the hotter summer months approach. Newsom raised that possibility in a meeting with representatives...

Californian governor: Drought is deepening, residents must conserve more or state may enact mandatory water restrictions

May. 23, 2022 15:04 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californian governor: Drought is deepening, residents must conserve more or state may enact mandatory water restrictions.