Water

Water Distribution

Strategies for Preventing Non-Revenue Water Loss

Strategies for Preventing Non-Revenue Water Loss

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Lack of dedicated utility funding for non-revenue water is a perceived barrier to progress. “The irony is that NRW reduction actions don’t have to be funded out of stressed operating budgets where funds may be already tight,” says Dickinson. “They can be funded out of capital improvement programs or performance-based  … Read More

Before the Break: Piping Repair and Rehab

Before the Break: Piping Repair and Rehab

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When is it a good time to rehabilitate or repair a water pipe? Certainly, when the news crews are filming the break, the time for a proactive approach has passed.

However, there are several factors to consider when deciding whether to do a repair, retrofit, or replacement, industry experts note. They include  … Read More

Say “No” to Non-Revenue Water

Say “No” to Non-Revenue Water

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If water utilities were charities, they would be expected to give their water away for free, and if water wasn’t so difficult and expensive to process in the first place to make sure it is safe for human consumption, then it wouldn’t matter if millions of gallons “disappeared” from the  … Read More

Soluble Solutions: Reinvestment in America’s Water Infrastructure

Soluble Solutions: Reinvestment in America’s Water Infrastructure

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One of the most impactful shifts during the era of 1870–1920 was the transformation of the American home as it became connected by electricity and plumbing. Energy and water revolutionized the domestic landscape, improved the healthfulness of our society, and forever changed the world that we live in.

A recent New  … Read More

When You Need to Make It Flow Uphill

When You Need to Make It Flow Uphill

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When deploying sustainable water networks, we can observe the watersheds they’ll inhabit to seize opportunities to serve both people, and the planet. In the 21st century, we’re getting used to scientific facts running circles around science fiction, yet water will always behave the same. Whether we use sophisticated electronic pumping  … Read More



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