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A Terminal Lake’s Fate

A Terminal Lake’s Fate

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The Salton Sea is a terminal lake with no outlet. It was created by accident between 1905 and 1907, when water from the Colorado River flooded the basin. Since then, it has been fed largely by water flowing from the Imperial Valley’s farms. And today this desert lake is the  … Read More

Water Efficiency—Reader Favorites

Water Efficiency—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Water Efficiency magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Pipe Rehabilitation and Trenchless Pipe Repairs for Urban Environments

Pipe Rehabilitation and Trenchless Pipe Repairs for Urban Environments

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The responsibility for repair and maintenance of pipelines is borne by the entity that installed it in the first place. Major pipelines such as interstate aqueducts may be the responsibility of the federal or state governments. Regional storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and water supply mains are managed by county and  … Read More

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

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A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half  … Read More

A Rate Structure Rubik’s Cube

A Rate Structure Rubik’s Cube

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Water agency rate structures typically recover costs by charging consumers per gallon, which means that when usage drops, rates have to go up. In many cases, that means that it costs rate payers more to conserve water.

The financial logic is simple. If a company sells less of something, it has  … 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

Groundwater for Google

Groundwater for Google

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Data centers use water for cooling hot servers and electrical equipment—an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two days, in fact, according to Data Center Dynamics.  

Air exiting electrical equipment is cooled by passing though an air/liquid heat exchanger. The liquid coolant picks up heat from the exchanger on its way to  … Read More

Stopping a Sinkhole to Save an Alabama Highway

Stopping a Sinkhole to Save an Alabama Highway

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With flooding, sinkholes, danger, and suspense, this story may resemble the latest Hollywood adventure film. However, it is the real-life saga of a stormwater pipe collapse on Birmingham, AL’s Highway 280 and a race against time along one of the state’s busiest roadways. Its dramatic narrative rivals any blockbuster action  … Read More

Global Awareness and Grace

Global Awareness and Grace

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In an effort to better understand women’s participation in the water industry and the water supply network, last May Water Efficiency magazine explored the topic by way of an interview with Kirsten deVette of the International Water Association.

We learned that in many parts of the world women bear the primary responsibility for  … Read More

Embracing Water Audits

Embracing Water Audits

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Water remains a scarce resource throughout the country. But it’s important, even for utilities that aren’t serving drought-stricken areas, to make sure that they are getting paid the right amount for the water they are delivering. It’s important, too, that they quickly identify and repair costly leaks throughout their systems.  … Read More

“A Rich Set of Data Points Is the First Step”

“A Rich Set of Data Points Is the First Step”

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In May, more than 150 affiliate organizations are coming together to create discussion about infrastructural renewal. These efforts support Infrastructure Week (May 15 to May 19), a national advocacy and education campaign aimed at highlighting infrastructure as a critical issue in America. Water Efficiency magazine is an Infrastructure Week media  … Read More

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

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A few weeks ago we discussed the repeal of the Waters of the US rule, a policy that in 2015 expanded the types of waterways protected by the federal government to include smaller streams that drain into major rivers, bays, and drinking water sources.

On February 28, President Trump signed an executive  … Read More



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