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With Conservation, Indiana's Cities Cope With Drought

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Indianapolis has cut water consumption by 28 percent in the last two weeks.

The Stream, July 17: Drought in the United States

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Low water levels in the Mississippi River have prompted salt…

Liquid Assets: Tide Turns Against Privatization of City Water Systems

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There's nothing like a fiscal deficit to prompt municipal leaders to think hard about how to save money. Everything is on the table and no city service or asset is untouchable. So last November when the mayor of Carbondale, Illinois made several suggestions for bailing out the cash-strapped city, the idea of selling the municipal water and sewer system gained serious traction.