State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as oil field dumps.
Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.
Cities must cut water use by 25 percent in 2015.
No comprehensive data exist on agricultural water consumption.
A breakdown of where California’s water is used most, from fracking and Nestle’s bottling plant to almonds and lawns.
Debate demonstrates the power of water in the drying American West.
Rock barriers will deflect saltwater intrusion in California’s most important water body.
Despite a signed contract, Sitka city officials say the real test is whether water is actually delivered.
Cities object to mandatory limits on water use.
Cities raise rates to pay for repairs and to respond to conservation.
Map of the cost of water service in 30 major U.S. cities.
Ohio passes its first regulations on farm practices and wastewater discharges since the Toledo drinking water crisis eight months ago.
As urban water use declines, utilities change business models.
Court decision makes it easier for EPA to leave nutrient pollution control to Mississippi River Basin states.
State emergency funds help public water systems and private well owners.
Era of ample water supply and cheap prices is ending.
State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.
Abysmal snowpack ‘obliterates’ record; cities told to conserve 25 percent.
Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.
New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term fixes.