Many of the nation's water-supply systems need expensive improvements. In southwest Minnesota, for instance, the town of Worthington and conservation groups spent $2 million turning 520 acres of farmland near its wells into wildlife areas. On a much larger scale, New York City has spent $1.7 billion on programs to protect the watersheds around its drinking...» Read More
Despite extreme drought conditions causing restrictions in California, water itself isn't so expensive in the Golden State.
Contrary to expectations, California's water bills haven't gone up as the drought continues. Here's why.
Desalination is an expensive option compared to other methods of providing water, but many American habits take more energy than we realize.
Despite strict water restrictions, California's water parks are still wet, fairways are still green and showering at hotels is still possible.
"California has a lot of growing up to do on how to use water well," says a Napa wine grape grower who uses recycled wastewater to irrigate his vines.
CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips on how to stop wasting water and cut down your water bill.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on developments in residential water recycling.
Bottled water is coming under attack during the drought. Tim Brown, Nestle Waters North America CEO, discusses how much water is used to create beverage products, and how to save water in California.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports California bottled water has been targeted by protests in wake of the state's drought emergency.
California is adopting new drought-fighting rules, but many people in the state don't seem interested in cutting back on water use.
Mark South, Beneficiary Communications Delegate at British Red Cross, says access to rural areas of Nepal remain difficult following a serious earthquake over the weekend.
Challenges have bedeviled some of California water conservation efforts, and experts expect uneven levels of compliance and success.
Discussing the economic impact of California's drought, with Richard Howitt, University of California Davis, and J.R. Deshazo, UCLA Public Policy & Urban Planning professor.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports water is a problem in California 100 years in the making.
The landscaping business is booming in California during the drought, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan. Eva Koppel, owner of Garden of Eva, says her business is exploding.
As desalination talks heat up during California's drought, two pros debate whether the process is efficient. Robert Sulnick, OC Wise executive director, and Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute, debate.
California is running out of choices for water during its drought, and is working to finance a desalination plant, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Water bills will go up about $6 per customer.
Jay Famiglietti, NASA senior water specialist, reveals the results of a one-year study that shows the Golden State has about one year of water left in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Basins, which supplies most of the state.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the water dilemma in California. Radio hosts at KFI Radio are leading the push back against water cuts mandated only for residents and businesses.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the growing feud between farmers and families over the state's dwindling water supply as restrictions slash residential and business usage by 25 percent.