#waterroundup for June 29th, 2018

From Infrastructure to availability, and dangerous contaminants to a potentially healthy one, this week the water news was just as varied as ever. Here’s the weekly water roundup:


Water infrastructure employment: A pipeline to opportunity

Americans don’t often think about water infrastructure – or all the workers who help maintain it -but these workers are essential to our lives and well-being. Holding jobs that range from lawyers to technicians, water workers oversee the infrastructure that allows Americans to drink clean water, take reliable showers, and perform other routine tasks every day.

The need for improvements to water infrastructure is growing ever more important, and with it comes jobs. The Brookings Institution took a look at how these projects can be a boon to workers.


It Was The Water, FDA Says Of Romaine E. Coli Outbreak That Killed Five

An E. coli outbreak that sickened people in 36 states and triggered warnings not to eat romaine lettuce this spring has been traced to water in a canal in the Yuma, Ariz., region – and the outbreak is now officially over, federal officials say.

Remember that crazy romaine lettuce recall? Well it turns out that the deadly E. Coli contaminating it all came down to the water.


Cape Town Averts ‘Day Zero’ By Limiting Water Use

Authorities in Cape Town say they’ve averted a crisis as the threat of Day Zero has been zeroed out by stringent limits on water use as well seasonal rainfall. The city will not run dry this year or next. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: The city of Cape Town, South Africa, made a big announcement today.

The looming water crisis in South Africa’s Cape Town is being kept at bay for now. NPR took a look at exactly how the city is avoiding the dreaded “Day Zero” by curbing water usage.


Why California’s Limit on Residential Water Use Doesn’t Really Exist

California has always been America’s leader on environmental policy, and water is no exception. So it was hardly surprising when the state made headlines across the nation in early June with a new policy on residential water use: Californians will be limited to 55 gallons per person per day for their indoor water needs.

Speaking of water usage, residents using the perennially at risk water supply in California (which we took a better look at earlier this week) are supposedly under strict usage limits to avoid a crisis of their own. Pacific Standard took a look at why those limits may not be quite as strict as they seem.


Here’s What You Need to Know About All of Those Trendy Activated Charcoal Products

Whether you’re late-night browsing the hottest Amazon items or strolling down the beauty aisle in your local supermarket, you’ve probably noticed that activated charcoal products have practically taken over every section of the beauty market. Teeth-whitening toothpastes, face masks, detox drinks, deodorants – there’s no doubt that activated charcoal is the beauty trend of the year.

This week in trendy water, it’s activated charcoal. Brit & Co. took a look at what activated charcoal infused water is and what it may do for your body.

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