Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. The majority of human uses require fresh water.
Thirty-two water utilities are being recognized for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.
The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient, value-added service to communities.
The Utility of the Future
Thirty-two water utilities are being recognized for transformational work in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.
The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from the traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and
The SP360 is Precon’s patented, unique low impact development (LID) retention best management practices (BMP) for stormwater management. It is designed to reduce the potential for downstream flooding, recharge groundwater basins where feasible, and reduce the likelihood of combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The SP360 provides the engineer with
Dry-weather runoff, or non-stormwater discharge, is flow that enters the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) from a combination of activities including lawn watering, over-irrigation, car washing, illegal discharges, and groundwater seepage. These flows, often called “urban drool,” pose an environmental threat due in large part to the trash, sediment,
EPA protects water quality by regulating municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) to reduce the pollutants that stormwater runoff carries into storm sewers. Nonpoint source pollutants from impervious surfaces such as oil, grease (hydrocarbons), heavy metals from vehicles and atmospheric deposition, fertilizers, pesticides, and sediments are commonly picked up by
With many states in the Southwest facing prolonged drought, the question of who has access to water—when and how much of it—is heating up. Arizona, which ranks lowest in priority among several states for obtaining water from the Colorado River, initially agreed to cut a third of its annual use,
By Rachel Sim
Earlier this year, we discussed Cape Town, South Africa’s extreme water crisis. Three years of drought, population expansion, and insufficient planning brought the city to the brink of cutting off municipal water supplies and imposing emergency rationing, also known as “Day Zero.” Thanks to extreme conservation efforts, Day Zero has
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has initiated research on future and innovative recycled water uses other than irrigation, including highly refined drinking water, under two grants totaling $4.5 million recently awarded by the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board).
The State Water Board awarded the grant funds to
IN CITRUS COUNTY, FL, irrigation accounts for about half of residential water consumption, “and our water use is threatening to grow beyond our permit limits,” notes Debra Burden, water conservation manager in Florida’s Citrus County Department of Water Resources. To enforce two-day maximum weekly water restrictions, a team patrols the