Water

Water Conservation

Straight to the Source

Straight to the Source

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It has been estimated that California wastes about 350,000 acre-feet of treated drinking water each year—a significant amount for an already water-challenged state. Proponents of Senate Bill 555, however, hope that legislative action helps address non-revenue water issues state-wide by providing data and valuable insight.

In last week’s blog we discussed  … Read More

Required Reporting for Water Utilities

Required Reporting for Water Utilities

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Water delivery systems leak. Therefore, non-revenue water is an issue concerning all water delivery systems—not only because water lost represents dollars lost, but because it also means the waste of a precious resource.

According to a study by the World Bank, “The total cost to water utilities caused by non-revenue water worldwide  … Read More

Challenges of Urban Water Infrastructure

Challenges of Urban Water Infrastructure

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AT PRESENT, 80.7% OF the US population resides in urban areas (US Census Bureau 2012). Increased urbanization (paved areas and buildings) and urban population growth has exerted significant pressure on urban water demand and expansion of urban water infrastructure—i.e., potable water supplies, wastewater treatment and discharge, and urban stormwater runoff  … Read More

Efficiency Is En Vogue

Efficiency Is En Vogue

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It takes about three years’ worth of drinking water—about 713 gallons—to make your favorite cotton T-shirt according to Kirsten James of Ceres. James recently toured New Fashion Products, a Los Angeles textile supplier, and discovered just how essential water is to the apparel industry’s supply chain—from growing plant fibers like  … Read More

How Social is Your Utility?

How Social is Your Utility?

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An ever-increasing number of conversations and click-throughs, page-likes, and purchasing decisions are happening in the digital space today. 1.18 billion users log onto Facebook each day as active users, according to the platform’s analytics for November 2016. And according to Forbes magazine, 41% of US small businesses have chosen to  … Read More

How an Oil Refinery Recycles 100% of Its Wastewater for Steam Production

How an Oil Refinery Recycles 100% of Its Wastewater for Steam Production

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“Save water, save money” is the mantra of the City of Regina, Saskatchewan. It calls on consumers and businesses alike to be mindful of water scarcity issues while protecting, preserving, and carefully managing a precious natural resource. As one of the single largest fresh water consumers in the city, Federated  … Read More



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