Tag: water efficiency

Water efficiency is reducing water wastage by measuring the amount of water required for a particular purpose and the amount of water used or delivered. Water efficiency differs from water conservation in that it focuses on reducing waste, not restricting use.

Embracing Water Audits

Embracing Water Audits

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.

Analysis: Unlocking Flow of Capital to Water Sector Requires Smart, Integrated Strategies

Analysis: Unlocking Flow of Capital to Water Sector Requires Smart, Integrated Strategies

Scan provides roadmap for accelerating green infrastructure, planning and preparedness solutions that protect the most vulnerable

Unlocking the flow of capital to accelerate improvements to water infrastructure that advance climate resilience and protect urban low-income communities from flooding requires integrated strategies for investments and grantmaking, concludes a recently released analysis.

“Giant Toilets You’re Unable to Flush”

“Giant Toilets You’re Unable to Flush”

After the devastating floods from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we’re hearing a lot about the houses and other structures that have been destroyed. But what if your house was flooded and is salvageable? It’s not only water you’re dealing with—which would be bad enough—but also the many toxins and pathogens

Rainfall, Nutrients, and the Dead Zone

Rainfall, Nutrients, and the Dead Zone

A few weeks ago in this space, I mentioned the algae blooms plaguing Florida this year, largely the result of nutrient-rich water being released from Lake Okeechobee. Unfortunately, it’s not just Florida that’s experiencing the problem—there’s plenty to go around.

A recently published study in Science shows that excess nutrients

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

In recent years, municipalities and utility companies have endeavored to learn how to capture, access, and manage data provided by Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Now, they have another challenge: Teach the public about the benefits of AMI.

“There’s confusion about what AMI is,” postulates Robb Barnitt, CEO of Dropcountr.com, a software

Squeezing Water From the Sea

Squeezing Water From the Sea

By forcing salt water against polymer membranes that trap salt ions and allow fresh water through, reverse osmosis (RO) desalination is an effective water treatment technique. It is relatively expensive, however, due to the energy used to push water molecules through the membrane. But a remarkable facility in Israel, is

Project Profile: Energy Storage Integration

Project Profile: Energy Storage Integration

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA/Agency) is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water. The Agency is responsible for serving approximately 875,000 people over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County, which is located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles in southern California. The

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