Energy Department proposes showerhead standards rollback after Trump complains

“Showerheads — you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out. So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because my hair — I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect,” he […]

What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?

That means that gas stoves will need to be replaced by electric or induction stoves, gas water heaters will be replaced by electric water heaters, and furnaces that run on natural gas will likely be replaced by heat pumps, which make use of the constant heat underground to transfer heat inside when it’s cold (in […]

Boil Water Advisory Issued For 2 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods After Water Main Break

Before you use water to drink, make ice, wash dishes, brush your teeth or prepare food, you should boil it first. If you don’t know if your property has lead pipes or solder, the PWSA recommends you first flush your lines by running water from the tap at least one minute before boiling.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister orders release of water in Lower Bhavani Project canals from August 14

In a press release issued on Wednesday, he said that based on requests from farmers, water would be released from the dam from August 14 for 120 days in the LBP main canal with ‘odd number’ sluice gates, and ‘even number’ sluice gates in the Chennasamudram canal ayacut areas.

From damp bed sheets and sleeping outside to freezing a hot water bottle: Sweaty Britons share ingenious ways to get some precious hours of shuteye as UK swelters in 95F heatwave

Holly Baleen was short of a regular hot water bottle and so decided to improvise with plastic Sprite bottles. But her idea proved successful, commenting that ‘it was still half frozen this morning’ after a night in bed.

First hosepipe ban in eight years is threatened as homes are left without water after lockdown demand and 96F heatwave temperatures heaped ‘strain on the system’

‘If filling a paddling pool keep it shallow. I was shocked to be told that the average paddling pool now needs a whopping 530 litres of water to fill them – more than three times the total daily amount of water usually used by one person. This is adding to the high demand for water […]

Only two-thirds of UK bathing waters rated excellent in EU survey

Poland appeared to score worst, with only 22% of sites being of excellent quality, far below the next lowest on the list, Albania, where 59% of sites qualified for the top rating. However, the survey’s compilers noted that Poland’s poor showing was affected by the large number of newly identified sites – 419 out of […]

Water at England’s beaches is cleanest on record

Of the 413 beaches monitored up to 20 times a year by the Environment Agency for their pollution, 98.5% passed the minimum EU limit. Of these, 69% were rated “excellent” and 27% “good”. Water at five persistently failing beaches met the minimum standard for the first time, but six beaches failed.

Full quantum of Tungabhadra water for Anantapur still a distant dream

Contractors of all the six packages in the HLC Stage -I had applied for pre-closure and work worth ₹148.6 crore has not been completed. In the HLC Stage-II project for modernisation of HLC’s branch canals, work on Yadiki Canal System is nearing completion with ₹22 crore and the balance remained due to land acquisition problems. […]

KCR yet to convey dates for meet on AP-TS water dispute

The postponement of the Apex Council meeting had invited flak from the Congress and BJP which blamed Mr. Rao for not sparing time to participate in such an important event at a time when Andhra Pradesh was speedily executing the Rayalaseema lift-irrigation scheme by inviting tenders. They wondered what use the meeting would be after […]