#Waterroundup for November 8th, 2018

What does voting, University of North Carolina – Chapil Hill, sleep, hovercrafts and the Pope have in common? They all are the topics of this weeks, weekly water roundup.


$9 Billion California Water Bond Trailing in Early Returns

FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, water flows down the Oroville Dam’s crippled spillway in Oroville, Calif. Voters will decide whether California borrows nearly $9 billion for water infrastructure projects in the state where its scarcity often pits city dwellers, farmers, anglers and environmentalists against one another.

In early voting polls, Californians were leaning against borrowing $9 billion for water projects. Californina is known for its subpar water infrastructure. The money would go towards restoring dams, watershed and fishery improvements and habitat protection and restoration.


Boil-water advisory lifted for Chapel Hill, Carrboro after water main break

Orange Water and Sewer Authority employees clean up a section of Jones Ferry road in front of the Water Treatment Plant where a major water main break occurred on Monday morning. jwall@newsobserver.com The Orange Water and Sewer Authority lifted its boil advisory Tuesday afternoon in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, clearing the way for most customers to use their tap water again.

University of North Carolina canceled classes on Tuesday, October 6th, due to a water main break. This is the second time in two years, where the main pipe has broken, disrupting all of the residents of Chapel Hill.


This Unexpected Reason You Wake Up Gasping For A Drink Will Leave You With Questions

Most of us are familiar with the sensation: you got in the house at 6 p.m., turned on Netflix at half past, and suddenly it’s 2 in the morning and you need to be up in five hours. But the grogginess of the following day might not just be down to…

Is coffee really necessary? According to Penn State’s new research study, drinking water can help you feel less tired. Published in the journal Sleep, the study looked into levels of hydration and inadequate sleep patterns.


Alaska case could be landmark in water rights disputes

The fate of a moose hunter flying a hovercraft on an Alaska river will either protect or limit water uses across America, depending on how the Supreme Court rules after hearing argument today in Sturgeon v. Frost.

In the landmark case, Sturgeon v. Frost, the Supreme Court will decide what rights Americans have, when it comes to water use. In a nearly decade long battle with the National Park Service, John Sturgeon has fought for his right to fly his hovercraft upstream, so that he access the hunting grounds above them.


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In his statement, on October 8th, the Pope has affirmed that access to clean and safe drinking water, is a human right. In his statement, he explained that access to water is often corrupted by financial greed, and that people’s health is sacrificed, in return.

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