Residents fill up during the Cape Town water crisis in May. (Credit: Widad Sirkhotte/flickr)

Capturing and reusing urban storm water could be a boon for water-stressed cities—if we can find a way to clean it up

3 promising new technologies could help send storm water to taps in thirsty cities

In March, residents of Cape Town, South Africa stood in line for hours to buy drinking water at supermarkets or pump it from springs amid severe water shortages.

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Otsego retests city water after dioxin is found in 19 private wells

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Concerns addressed as Navy tests water for contaminants

As the Navy tests water wells for possible containments in and around Naval Air Station Jacksonville, representatives held an open house Thursday to address the concerns of residents.
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