Communes told to boil water after faecal contamination

Communes told to boil water after faecal contamination

Oct. 11, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
Two communes in canton Zurich are being told to boil their water for the time being, as it’s been contaminated ...
Grand Theatre water damaged after years of renovation

Grand Theatre water damaged after years of renovation

Oct. 7, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
The newly renovated Grand Theatre in Geneva suffered significant damage after the sprinkler system went off two morni...
Man drowns in Lake Geneva saving dog

Man drowns in Lake Geneva saving dog

Sept. 16, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
A man has died in canton Vaud after jumping into Lake Geneva to rescue his dog on Saturday evening.  
French water plant raises concerns in Bern

French water plant raises concerns in Bern

Sept. 3, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
Plans to open a mineral water bottling plant in the French border town of Divonne-les-Bains is now being discussed at...
Valais villages warned to boil tap water

Valais villages warned to boil tap water

Aug. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Some villages in Valais are being warned to boil their tap water before using it. 
Bern tourists advised not to drink Aare river water

Bern tourists advised not to drink Aare river water

Aug. 9, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Tourists to Bern are being told to ignore comments on TripAdvisor that it’s safe to drink the water direct from...
Basel water still contaminated

Basel water still contaminated

July 10, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Residents in and around Basel are being warned tap water still may not be safe to drink.
Water to be cut in commune as temperatures soar

Water to be cut in commune as temperatures soar

June 26, 2019, 8:22 a.m.
A commune in canton Solothurn is up in arms as construction work means the water to their town will be cut for the da...
VW camper van disappears in flood

VW camper van disappears in flood

June 14, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
Two German tourists have been rescued after the VW camper van they were sleeping in was swept away in flood water in ...
Police dog saves hypothermic teen in Lake Zug

Police dog saves hypothermic teen in Lake Zug

June 6, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
A police dog saved a 17-year-old in Lake Zug yesterday morning.
Geneva concerned over proposed water bottling plant

Geneva concerned over proposed water bottling plant

April 5, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
Concerns are being raised in Geneva over plans by the neighbouring French town of Divonne-les-Bains to open a mineral...
Survey finds 72% of homes unprepared for crisis

Survey finds 72% of homes unprepared for crisis

Nov. 21, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
The Swiss government has long recommended each household has enough food to last for seven days in case of a crisis.&...
Man found dead in Aadorf town well

Man found dead in Aadorf town well

Oct. 19, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
A man has been found dead in a well in the town of Aadorf in canton Thurgau.
Autumn drought warning troubles experts

Autumn drought warning troubles experts

Oct. 18, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
In a move that’s unheard of at this time of year – some communes have issued a drought warning and are ur...
Lakeside town needs to save water

Lakeside town needs to save water

Sept. 11, 2018, 6:25 a.m.
The commune of Sursee in canton Lucerne is pleading with the people to save water.
Calls to cut power from nuclear plant to bring down river temperature

Calls to cut power from nuclear plant to bring down river temperature

Aug. 6, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Members of a fishing organization in canton Aargau are demanding the power from the Benznau nuclear plant is cut back...
Farmers call for government heatwave help

Farmers call for government heatwave help

Aug. 6, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Farmers are calling on the government to help as the ongoing heatwave is causing crops to fail and livestock lack water.
Further warning of forest fires and water shortages

Further warning of forest fires and water shortages

July 25, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
As the heatwave continues, St. Gallen has become the latest canton to ban making fires in or near forests.
Swimmers and sailors warned of dangers near docks on Lake Geneva

Swimmers and sailors warned of dangers near docks on Lake Geneva

July 20, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Swimmers, paddlers and people in small boats on Lake Geneva have been warned that getting too close to landing stages...
Water restrictions being triggered

Water restrictions being triggered

July 13, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
The dry weather is beginning to trigger water conservation plans. From today, canton Thurgau is limiting the amount o...
Human waste found in Solothurn tap water

Human waste found in Solothurn tap water

July 10, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
Three communes in canton Solothurn are being warned to boil their tap water and drink bottled water after sewage wast...
Government to allow drink-boating

Government to allow drink-boating

April 13, 2018, 6:41 a.m.
The government is set to change the rules over drink-boating. Currently anyone on the water with a boat shouldn&rsquo...
Thousands slip and slide through Lausanne streets

Thousands slip and slide through Lausanne streets

Aug. 7, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Nearly 3,000 people donned swimsuits and swimming trunks in the centre of Lausanne this weekend as they slid through ...
Parents and children complain about new water levels in pool

Parents and children complain about new water levels in pool

June 1, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
A Geneva commune’s children’s pool could be threatened by new health and safety laws. In the past, the sm...
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