Tag: safe water

Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water safe enough for drinking and food preparation. Globally, in 2012, 89% of people had access to water suitable for drinking.

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth

Inspection and Cleaning

Inspection and Cleaning

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of more than $33 million in 197 high-priority watersheds across the country to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

The NWQI helps farmers and ranchers implement voluntary

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of more than $33 million in 197 high-priority watersheds across the country to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

The NWQI helps farmers and ranchers implement voluntary

A Fresh Perspective: The Interdependence of Infrastructure

A Fresh Perspective: The Interdependence of Infrastructure

This spring, more than 100 affiliate organizations from all sectors of the nation’s economy and civil society are working together to create discussion about infrastructural renewal. These efforts support Infrastructure Week (May 16–May 23), a national advocacy and education campaign aimed at elevating infrastructure as a critical issue in America.

Women at Water’s Leading Edge

Women at Water’s Leading Edge

We profile one reader in every issue of Water Efficiency, and maybe you are accustomed to going directly to the back page to see who is there and what they are doing. This issue, as in every issue, we have an inspiring reader profiled right where you are used to

Ready for Our Closeup

This might be the year that stormwater finally comes up in the world, making a transition from a lowly nuisance—flooder of basements, carrier of pollutants—to being recognized as the valuable resource it is.

Despite many good intentions over the years, stormwater has never quite had its big moment. The primary purpose

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