Is California in a wetter place?

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It’s not news that California has been in a drought for the past several years.

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. In the last 30 days San Francsico has gotten 8.65 inches of precipitation – 4 inches over the “average” month total for January. January 2015 was shocking with literally no precipitation at all. The previous two years before that wasn’t much better.

San Diego? It’s gotten 3 inches this past month, a full inch more ...

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Flint, Michigan: a lead poisoning epidemic

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Could more be done?

That’s the question a lot of Flint, Michigan residents are asking about their water. It’s been 1,000 days since the city of Flint began drawing water from the Flint River. What was the reason behind switching to begin with? Oh, to save money. That didn’t go as planned – and not just at the expense ...

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How many more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil?

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It’s gross outside: bits of brownish gray chunks create mushy ruts in the roads. It’s cold. My usually-hyperactive dogs roll their eyes and nuzzle into their beds when I inquire about taking a walk. The snow has been here a while: so long that it hasn’t been white for many days. Chunks of ice on the sidewalk are dyed a light cerulean. My guess is a teaspoon of de-icer on a sheet of 2 inches of snow-turned-ice isn’t sufficient. ...

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Current updates: Location coordinates, and font size

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It’s 2017, and we’re not slowing down with feature updates! Making changes is how we keep up with tech – or, more importantly, ahead of the curve. It’s how we create a better product. What has Syncta updated to help you out over the past week or so? A couple things!

Having a native app changes how we create features and updates

Before we had native apps, customers used Syncta in a web browser on their smartphones and tablets. Now, ...

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Corpus Christi to talk about water quality control

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Over the past several weeks, Corpus Christi’s water supply has been in the news more than the city would like. The truth is this: the backflow incident at the base of center of these news articles could likely have been avoided.

How often should a city require backflow testing?

Most recently, Corpus Christi has decided to discuss ordinances regulating how often backflow prevention devices should be tested. Currently, the city requires residential backflow devices to be tested every 3 years. ...

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