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Central Valley farms come at a cost for dry California

Feb 18, 2015
Agriculture uses 80 percent of the water in California
Posted In: water, drought, Agriculture, california
Toledo Tap Water Ban

Calculate how much water you use

Feb 13, 2015
The average family of five uses 500 gallons of water a day. How much do you use?
Posted In: water, footprint
Flooding in the low-lying Miami area, like that shown here from 2007, will get worse as sea-levels rise, putting much of the areas property values at risk.

The market doesn't charge for Florida's climate risk

Feb 13, 2015
Not yet, anyway. It's not built to recognize risks more than a few years away.
Posted In: Miami, Florida, water, climate change, rising seas, property values, bond market
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

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