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Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

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As many of you know, one of my favorite books is a collection of poems called Odes to Common Things. In it, Pablo Neruda writes about ordinary objects that we often take for granted. In “Ode to my Socks,” he outlines the fundamentals of comfort. He analyzes a universe of  … 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

Successful Water Leak Detection and Audit Methods

Successful Water Leak Detection and Audit Methods

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Every drop of clean water is precious. Unfortunately, 30–50% of water is lost through aging infrastructure. And lost water equals lost revenue to the water service supplier. Water is lost through leaks and cracks in pipes and their fit­tings. Since most infrastructure is underground, it is virtually impossible to visually  … Read More

Water Pipe Restoration

Water Pipe Restoration

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More than a million miles of underground pipes carry water to our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. These pipes last a long time, but pipes placed during the late 19th century through the middle of the 20th century are nearing—or have already reached—the end of their useful life.  … Read More

Wastewater to Wine

Wastewater to Wine

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Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe is a landscape of contrasts. Vibrant green vineyard rows are bordered by arid desert. Water is scarce in this winegrowing region known for its crisp whites and complex red blends. Therefore, it has begun turning wastewater into wine.

Just north of the Valle de Guadalupe, Camillo  … Read More

Incentivized Conservation

Incentivized Conservation

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Farmers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley raise potatoes, alfalfa, barley, and quinoa. But the arid, 8,000-square-mile area between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges only receives an average of 7 inches of rainfall each year. So for decades, farmers have irrigated their fields from the subsurface groundwater.

In  … Read More

How to Clean a Cannon

How to Clean a Cannon

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The aquatic choreography of the Bellagio Hotel’s fountains is awe-inspiring. Water is sculpted into graceful formations and launched to unfathomable heights to produce a dynamic work of art.  Behind these elegant bursts of water is an elaborate masterpiece of hydraulic engineering—a system of high-tech pumps, piping, vessels, and compressors.

The  … Read More

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

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For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.  … Read More

Get Organized: A Look at Comprehensive Tool Tracking

Get Organized: A Look at Comprehensive Tool Tracking

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If you’re like most contractors, you’ve invested a lot of money to ensure that your teams have the required tools for completing jobs. However, despite these large investments in tool assets, you might not be tracking their usage and location like you do with your big machinery. We get  … Read More

We’re Drinking Dinosaur Tears

We’re Drinking Dinosaur Tears

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Nobody wants to think about it, but all water is essentially recycled—it’s dinosaur tears, a colleague of mine likes to joke. Since most of the water that we drink each day has passed through other humans at some point before it reaches us, why are we so repelled by the  … Read More

How to Nix Non-Revenue Water With Acoustic Leak Detection

How to Nix Non-Revenue Water With Acoustic Leak Detection

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Providence Water, the public water utility based in the city of Providence, RI, is no small operation. The utility serves more than 17 cities and towns, providing more than 60% of the state’s drinking water. The utility relies on more than 950 miles of piping to deliver this water.  … Read More

A Water Fountain on Wheels

A Water Fountain on Wheels

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Cars today are hyper-capable. As they’ve gained computing power, they have developed abilities far beyond transportation. Not only can they function as Wi-Fi hotspots, energy storage batteries, and backup power generators; they can also serve as a remote control to turn on the lights in your home. And Ford engineers  … Read More



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