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Wine Flowed Like Water Into Italian Town's Homes

Bad valve sends Lambrusco into pipes flowing from winery in area hit by coronavirus

(Newser) - When residents of a town in northern Italy realized wine was coming from their faucets, they did the neighborly thing and called the nearby winery to report it. And, of course, they bottled it. A valve in the washing circuit on the bottling line at Cantina Settecani failed, CNN reports,... More »

Workers Laying Pipes Unearth Coins—1,300 Pounds of Them

Their mint condition suggests they were never in circulation

(Newser) - What should've been a simple maintenance project involving new water pipes in Spain has become something else entirely. Construction workers near Seville Wednesday stumbled upon about 1,300 pounds of bronze Roman coins from the third and fourth centuries crammed into 19 ancient amphoras, the AFP reports. The Washington ... More »

Flint Bypasses Governor, Will Drop $55M on New Pipes

Mayor hopes 15K lines can be replaced in year's time

(Newser) - Less than two weeks ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said replacing Flint's lead-coated pipes in the city's water distribution system wasn't on his "short-term agenda" and that coating the pipes with phosphates might serve as a stopgap. But it looks like Flint is moving on with... More »

Thousands of Fish Dying ... in Molasses Spill

1.4K tons of the sticky stuff went into Honolulu harbor from a leaky pipe

(Newser) - Thousands of fish are expected to die in Honolulu waters after a leaky pipe caused 1,400 tons of molasses to ooze into the harbor, say state officials. Hundreds of fish have been collected so far, the Department of Health said in a statement yesterday, and many more are expected... More »

US Will Need $1T to Fix Water Pipes

Industry estimate sees steep costs over next 25 years

(Newser) - The US could be facing a $1 trillion plumbing bill. That's how much it will cost over the next 25 years to mend or replace the disintegrating pipes that carry drinking water throughout cities and build new ones to accommodate a rising population, according to an industry study. And... More »

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