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Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.| Short Read

By Nancy Love, Richard Jackson, and Shawn P. McElmurry

Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are called shrinking cities. Although shrinking cities exist across the U.S., they are concentrated in the American Rust Belt and Northeast. Urban shrinkage can be bad for drinking water in two ways: through aging infrastructure and reduced water demand.

This article is republished from The Conversation. Read the original article.

illustration of parker solar probe in front of the sun

Parker Solar Probe: ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

First data holds clues to a decades-old mystery, and major implications for space weather prediction | Medium Read