#waterroundup for June 29th, 2018
Friday, June 29, 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:
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.
Remember that crazy romaine lettuce recall? Well it turns out that the deadly E. Coli contaminating it all came down to the water.
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.
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.
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.