The Stream, May 23: Texas Water Infrastructure Bill Funded

The Texas House of Representatives and Senate both agreed to fund major water infrastructure improvements in Texas. The House, StateImpact Texas reported, created two accounts to loan money from, and the Senate authorized $2 billion for a water bank from state’s rainy day fund.

Flawed Filtration
In Montreal, more than one million residents were told to boil their water after a malfunction at Canada’s second-biggest filtration facility. The mishap sent a foul aroma, ABC News reported, wafting around the city.

Flouride Vote
Voters in Portland, Oregon rejected a measure to add fluoride to the city’s water. Opponents said the chemicals did more harm than good to human and environmental health, The Los Angeles Times reported, while supporters said the city missed a chance to dramatically reduce tooth-decay rates.

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