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Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Nov. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — 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...

Catalonia limits water use as Spain prays for rain

Nov. 22, 2022 11:07 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and large swathes of Spain’s northeast are going under water restrictions as a months-long drought that has devastated crops starts to put the pinch on human activities in the Mediterranean country. The measures will affect 6.7 million people,...

EPA leader listens to water concerns in Mississippi capital

Nov. 15, 2022 20:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — EPA Administrator Michael Regan said Tuesday that the agency is still working on a plan to bring long-term improvements to the water system in Mississippi’s capital city, which came perilously close to collapsing more than two months ago. “I am here for...

5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed on Legionnaires' disease

Nov. 14, 2022 13:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people died of Legionnaires' disease over the summer at a New York City nursing home that had been cited repeatedly for improper maintenance of the cooling towers where the Legionella bacteria can spread, The New York Times reported. The outbreak at Amsterdam...

EPA: Water in Mississippi's capital city is safe to drink

Oct. 31, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Monday that the water in Mississippi’s capital city is safe to drink, after months of sampling at a treatment plant overwhelmed by August flooding that caused wide supply disruptions. The beleaguered O.B....

Tanzania's commercial capital imposes water restrictions

Oct. 28, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — One of Africa’s largest and fastest growing cities has imposed water restrictions as officials blame dry weather and dropping river levels. Some of the more than 6 million residents of Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, say thousands of homes...

Racism seen as root of water crisis in Mississippi capital

Sep. 16, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Carey Wooten spent nearly seven weeks hunting for safe drinking water for herself, her two children and three dogs after clocking out each day as a Taco Bell manager, so Gov. Tate Reeves' announcement that the water is clean again in Mississippi's capital came as welcome...

Mississippi governor says a boil-water notice has been lifted in the state's capital city, after nearly 7 weeks

Sep. 15, 2022 14:47 PM EDT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi governor says a boil-water notice has been lifted in the state's capital city, after nearly 7 weeks.

EPA inspector general probes Mississippi capital water woes

Sep. 13, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An independent watchdog in the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it's being brought in to investigate the troubled water system in Mississippi's capital city. Emergency repairs are underway after problems at Jackson's main water treatment plant...

Grand Canyon's South Rim phasing in more water restrictions

Sep. 11, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin phasing into greater water restrictions and conservation measures due to a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline, park officials said Sunday. Officials added that the canyon’s...