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A pedestrian walks through New York City.

Fun fact Friday: What a waste of water

Feb 6, 2015
A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun facts, Sony, water, Amazon
A groundskeeper waters flowers.

Counting gallons: How much water do you use?

Feb 5, 2015
A Marketplace reporter tracks the water his family uses in a day – and its cost.
Posted In: water, price, commodities
Waukesha, Wisconsin, wants to tap Lake Michigan for its water supply.

Waukesha fights for a share of Lake Michigan's water

Feb 4, 2015
So close yet so far away: A town short on water tries to tap the lake 15 miles away.
Posted In: water, milwaukee, lake michigan
Downtown Wakesha.

Waukesha: A spa town that took its water for granted

Feb 3, 2015
Cities hit water problems even in wet regions, and finding a new source of water is difficult.
Posted In: local economy, water, waukesha
Water gushes from the ground from a water main break oustide of a mobile home park in Napa, California.

'Smart' devices used to hunt for water leaks

Jan 12, 2015
Entrepreneur's company tracks down leaky water pipes with data collected by sensors.
Posted In: technology, water, Israel

Why water conservation doesn't mean lower water rates

Oct 8, 2014
Water and sewer utilities raise rates to meet infrastructure costs.
Posted In: water, drought, conservation
Detroit Water

Donations flow in to help Detroit water customers

Aug 28, 2014
Donations provide relief as Detroit resumes shutting off delinquent customers' water.
Posted In: water, Detroit

Keeping the water clean at American Water

Jun 26, 2014
Susan Story, CEO of American Water, talks about plans to avoid a water crisis.
Posted In: water

In the U.S., a water main breaks every two minutes

May 12, 2014
Last year, the country’s infrastructure got a grade of D+.
Posted In: infrastructure, water

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