Daily Archives: July 22, 2012

Modesto Irrigation District postpones vote on San Francisco water sale

San Francisco is thirsty and wants to buy water from Modesto Irrigation District (MID). A vote that would allow this is postponed. City officials objected to the wording of the draft sales contract because it would give San Francisco priority access to MID water during drought years. Let them thirst….Click here for news coverage…

Zimbabwe typhoid outbreak blamed on water shortages

“A Health Ministry official has blamed water shortages and sewerage problems in Chitungwiza for an outbreak of typhoid, which the Ministry has been trying to stop from becoming a nationwide crisis.” Click here for news article….

New Yorkers purchase filtered city tap water at local store

A store in the East Village now sells New York City tap water treated using a $25,000 filtering machine with ultraviolet rays, ozone treatments and reverse osmosis in a seven-stage processing treatment….They call it pure H20. Click here for more….

Tulsa, Oklahoma begins chloramine treatment

Tulsa’s water treatment plant will start adding chloramine to disinfect the water supply in addition to chlorine. The city changed to meet higher standards for disinfection byproducts in drinking water. Click here for news article….

Ohangwena II aquifer discovered under Namibia

The Ohangwena II aquifer, which lies under the boundary between Angola and Namibia,  could supply northern Namibia for hundreds of  years. Namibia is one of the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here for more….

California bay-delta water wars to resume….

The $23.7 billion twin-tunnel proposal is facing heavy criticism…..so let the water wars continue…..click here for more details….