Water use

CORRECTS LAST NAME TO MCKENZIE, INSTEAD OF MCKENVIE In this photo provided by Cynthia McKenzie is sewage backup that flooded her home, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in the Jamaica, Queens section of New York. Officials say a water condition is causing human waste to back up into several hundred homes in the area there. (Cynthia McKenzie via AP)
December 01, 2019 - 12:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A blocked sewer main flooded basements Saturday with brown filth and left residents in the neighborhood near New York City’s Kennedy Airport feeling sickened by the stench. A water condition caused the backup, pushing human waste into about 300 homes in Jamaica, Queens, officials...
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A woman collects water in a settlement near Cape Town on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. South Africa's drought-hit city of Cape Town introduced new water restrictions in an attempt to avoid what it calls "Day Zero," the day in mid-April when it might have to turn off most taps. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
February 03, 2018 - 6:44 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — "Day Zero" is approaching as South Africa's showcase city of Cape Town prepares to turn off most water taps amid the worst drought in a century. Tensions among the four million residents are highlighting a class divide in a country with one of the world's highest...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 08, 2018 - 7:36 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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October 10, 2017 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear a decades-long dispute between Florida and Georgia over water rights. The justices on Tuesday issued a brief order in a lawsuit that Florida filed at the high court challenging water use by its neighbor. The court set not set a date for...
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May 23, 2017 - 3:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain...
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May 23, 2017 - 3:53 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, plunges the survey tube into the snowpack as he conducts the first snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, April 7, 2017, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 08, 2017 - 5:46 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Thirsty California lawns faded to brown from a lack of water in four extraordinarily dry years have revived to bright green in neighborhoods across the state. Dry riverbeds of sand and tumbleweeds that snake their way through farmers' fields now charge with water swelling up...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, plunges the survey tube into the snowpack as he conducts the first snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, April 7, 2017, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 08, 2017 - 3:09 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Thirsty California lawns faded to brown from a lack of water in four extraordinarily dry years have revived to bright green in neighborhoods across the state. Dry riverbeds of sand and tumbleweeds that snake their way through farmers' fields now charge with water swelling up...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, fourth-generation rice farmer Josh Sheppard walks across the dried-up ditch at his rice farm in Richvale, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, April 7, 2017, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 07, 2017 - 2:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. The governor'...
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April 07, 2017 - 1:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. The drought...
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