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.

Insights on the 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

Insights on the 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its evaluation of America’s infrastructure on March 9th and across 16 different categories, the average was a D+. Its highest mark, a B, was awarded to the country’s railway systems, and its lowest rating, a D- went to transit. In other words, our

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Vivax-Metrotech offers the tracer gas leak detector HL5000-H2, which can also be used with acoustic sensors. This leak pinpointing system saves the cost of having a second device. Its ease of use and special features make it a versatile instrument suitable for the toolbox of anybody in the leak

Reuse: Global Reach, Local Impact

In just 14 years, the United Nations estimates the world will only have 60% of the water resources it needs, if we do nothing different. Obvious solutions to water scarcity can include water reuse, wastewater reclamation, and conservation. But, what if we are just hitting the tip of the iceberg

Editor’s Comments: The Scent of Rain

Editor’s Comments: The Scent of Rain

PETRICHOR—THE FRESH, MINERAL-LADEN SCENT that emerges as rain comes in contact with the earth—is my all-time favorite smell. And for the first time in years, the California air is filled with it.

As I write this, the state is receiving the third in a string of winter storms. Creeks and rivers are flowing again, and

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

IAPMO-Supported Legislation to Create NIST Plumbing Research Lab Reintroduced

IAPMO-Supported Legislation to Create NIST Plumbing Research Lab Reintroduced

The National Institute of Building Sciences’ Consultative Council released its 2016 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. The report is delivered to the President of the United States and Congress and contains detailed recommendations reflecting the consensus of the

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

A Didactic Drought: Lessons from Australia’s Conservation Strategy

A Didactic Drought: Lessons from Australia’s Conservation Strategy

Buckminster Fuller, considered one of the greatest minds of our times, developed several technologies and strategies that improved human lives by doing more with less. He called this concept “ephemeralization.” In today’s world, amid increasing climate variability, population growth, and water scarcity, Fuller’s approach seems more necessary and relevant

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