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FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, a member of a cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark. A segment of a crude oil pipeline that has been closed since it ruptured in Central Arkansas in 2013 is being inspected and tested, officials said this week. Energy Transfer Partners LLC, which owns what was formerly known as the Pegasus Pipeline, notified Central Arkansas Water that testing is underway, utility CEO Tad Bohannon said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Courtney Spradlin/Log Cabin Democrat via AP, File)

Integrity tests done on Arkansas oil pipeline that ruptured

Jan. 17, 2020 3:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A company tested the integrity of a segment of pipeline that has been idle since it ruptured in 2013, spilling 5,000 barrels of crude oil in a Arkansas neighborhood and causing more than $57 million in damage. The tests that were conducted on the Permian Express pipeline from...

Laura Maria de Almeida shows her home's water storage container, full of cloudy, smelly water, on her roof in the Complexo de Alemao slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan.16, 2020. De Almeida said cloudy water isn't unusual in her community, but police are investigating workers at a state utility after smelly tap water flowed into dozens of neighborhoods of the Brazilian city. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges)

Rio police investigate utility, workers for malodorous water

Jan. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro police are investigating workers at a state utility after foul-smelling tap water began flowing into dozens of neighborhoods in the Brazilian city, raising health concerns and sparking a run on bottled water. Investigator Júlio Filho said police will question...

Workers move bottled water to be sold at a supermarket in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighborhoods, and residents are hoarding bottled water. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge

Jan. 15, 2020 6:21 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighborhoods. Rumors are flying, and residents are hoarding bottled water. People in the metropolitan area have taken to social media to show glasses...

Governor calls Rio de Janeiro water problems "inadmissable"

Jan. 14, 2020 8:51 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After days of reports of foul tasting or smelling tap water in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, Gov. Wilson Witzel has called for analysis of the water's quality as well as management at local utility Cedae. “The disorder the population has been suffering due to the...

Aquifer storage well marks first for New Mexico utility

Jan. 14, 2020 12:11 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest water utility has started operating its first aquifer storage well, and officials say more direct injection wells are planned within the utility's service area through Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Testing of the new system began Monday. The well will...

38K lost power in Memphis-centered county in Saturday storm

Jan. 11, 2020 1:00 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than 38,000 customers in the Tennessee county that includes Memphis lost power during heavy storms Saturday, a utility said. Memphis Light, Gas and Water says that approximately 23,000 customers remained without power Saturday morning due to the high winds and lightning that...

Danny Rohloff, construction management coordinator, shows Minneapolis Director of Public Works Robin Hutcheson and Gov. Tim Walz around a storm tunnel beneath the ground during a tour of the system in northeast Minneapolis on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

Walz goes downs sewer to highlight need for water projects

Jan. 10, 2020 4:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz went into a storm sewer Friday to call attention to his proposal for Minnesota to borrow $300 million to protect its water supplies by replacing aging infrastructure and upgrading treatment facilities. The package was the second of four installments of his public works...

Water company pleads guilty to hazardous waste violations

Jan. 9, 2020 10:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that produces Crystal Geyser bottled water pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste and agreed to a $5 million fine, federal prosecutors said. The waste was produced by filtering arsenic out of Sierra Nevada spring water at CG...

A worker hands a piece of lead pipe to a colleague as they work to remove water service lines Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Trenton, N.J. The city announced it is replacing 37,000 lead pipes over five years as part of an an effort to remove the potentially harmful pipes. (AP Photo/Mike Catalini)

Old lead pipes pushes replacement plan in New Jersey capital

Jan. 9, 2020 1:54 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — All 37,000 of the lead water pipes in New Jersey's capital city will be replaced over the next five years at an estimated cost of $150 million, Trenton officials said Thursday. The announcement comes about five months after the state's biggest city, Newark, said it would speed up the...

Nitrate problem shows up in Amana Colonies water supply

Jan. 7, 2020 10:05 AM EST

MIDDLE AMANA, Iowa (AP) — A private utility providing water to 850 customers in east-central Iowa's Amana Colonies has stopped using three wells because tests show a nitrate level above federal safety standards. The Amana Society Service Co. instead is using water from three other wells that have tested as...