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California prepares to transform sewage into pure drinking water under new rules

California is set to approve regulations for transforming wastewater into pure drinking water. Experts say the highly treated water isn't 'toilet-to-tap.'
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Arizona’s new governor takes on water conservation and promises to revise the state’s Groundwater Management Act

As Gov. Katie Hobbs assumes office, the state is facing drought, diminishing Colorado River water, surging development and unregulated groundwater use in rural areas.

Municipal water among most vulnerable in Colorado River crisis
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Municipal water among most vulnerable in Colorado River crisis

About one-fifth of Wyoming’s population relies on domestic water subject to the Colorado River Compact, and could see water cuts by 2028.

Tucson, Arizona is facing up to a megadrought

How Tucson, Arizona is facing up to a megadrought

As the south-western United States faces the worst drought in more than a millennium, a city on the banks of a dry riverbed may have answers for gleaning water from the desert.
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St. Charles, Mo., mayor says city's water source may be in danger

The Elm Point Wellfield is the primary drinking water supply source for the city of St. Charles.
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Students return to campus amid water crisis in Jackson

While its water crisis continued, students in Mississippi’s capital were able to return to class for the first time in a week Tuesday with assurances that the toilets and sinks in their buildings would finally work.

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Rawlins’s municipal water failure part of a growing climate concern

Aging infrastructure and drought led to a temporary boil advisory and continuing lawn-watering restrictions in south-central Wyo town. Upgrades are underway, but experts warn of a growing problem.