Encourage Water Conservation with These Four Tools

Water seems ubiquitous – we turn on the tap, and it’s there. However, less than two percent of water on the planet is freshwater, and only 1 percent is available as drinking water – the rest is frozen. The United Nations predicts that two-thirds of the world population will be water-stressed by 2025. The U.S. uses 322 billion gallons […]

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Water Conservation: Partnering With Ratepayers To Reduce Costs

Potable water is valuable and requires time, labor and resources to produce and deliver to ratepayers, and water utilities are expected to maintain a constant, clean supply with aging infrastructure and rates that are less than ideal. We’ve looked at recouping costs through water conservation, reducing loss and theft, but you also can partner with […]

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How To Conserve Water When You’re Losing It

Three percent of water on our planet is freshwater and only 1 percent is suitable for drinking, so it’s not difficult to see that we must conserve water for the planet – a plan that can save utilities and their customers money. Conservation is good for the planet and your bottom line, but it’s not […]

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Smart Meters Can Help Stop The Loss Of Water… And Dollars

A state audit found that Pittsburgh is losing half of the clean water it processes; Olean, N.Y., loses two of every five gallons; Ontario, Canada, is losing $700 million a year in water leaks – the list goes on and on. America alone loses an estimated 2.1 trillion gallons of water each year. The causes […]

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Green Infrastructure: Three Ways To Partner With Residents

As municipal officials turn to the cost-savings and environmental and social benefits of green infrastructure, there’s one important factor that can mean the difference between success and failure: community buy-in. How do you convince residents not only to buy-in to green infrastructure, but to green their own homes and businesses? Residents need to get informed, […]

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Green Infrastructure: Three Key Concepts

As municipal officials look to improve infrastructure, rehabilitate distressed neighborhoods and make communities more livable, many are turning to green infrastructure, which uses existing infrastructure, such as parks, to contain and filter water and direct it away from storm sewers. Green infrastructure improves water quality, reduces flood risk and manages storm water. It also provides […]

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Water Conservation in Drought: A Three-Pronged Approach

Here are a few tips to help residents with water conservation in a drought: Use washing machines and dishwashers for full loads only. When washing dishes or hands, brushing teeth or shaving, don’t let the water run. Take shorter showers and install low-flow shower heads. Mulch plants and trees, while watering either early in the morning […]

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America’s Water Infrastructure Crisis: The Six Pillar Solution

Clean water technologies (filtration and chlorination) are likely the most important public health intervention of the 20th Century. —Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Every day, we habitually turn on a faucet, draw a bath, and flush a toilet with no more thought than we give to breathing or walking. Yet over the vast span […]

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Day Without Water

Turning on a spigot is something we do several times a day – whether to brush our teeth, wash dishes or cook. It’s not only routine, it’s something we don’t think about. But what if you turned on a spigot and there was no water? Or perhaps worse, the water was contaminated? You might think […]

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Flashback Friday: Put Your Landscape On A Water Diet

When plants absorb sunlight to produce oxygen through photosynthesis, the water in their leavesevaporates, requiring the plant to pull water from the ground – which could be trouble for some plants in drought-prone areas. During periods of extreme heat and drought, this process can use all of a plant’s water resources quickly. As a result, […]

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