The Next Crime Wave in Farm Country: Stealing Water
Counties in the rural Central Valley have been dealing with an uptick in farm crimes: thieves stealing everything from copper wire to tractors. But new concerns are emerging about people stealing water, too. Now, Madera County is piloting a new effort to nip it in the bud.
One Engineer's Pipe Dream Could Quake-Proof L.A.'s Water Supply
Seismologists say a massive earthquake could severely impair Southern California's water pipes. In Japan, that's less of a concern. It has pipes with flexible joints that have protected the water system from earthquakes for more than 40 years. In Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley, one engineer has spent more than a decade trying to give those pipes a try.