Water Conservation & Reuse

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    Water Reuse = Energy Efficiency

    One California water utility plans to be off the grid by 2020.

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    December 2008 Upfront News & Views

  • Going Underground

    Keyhole coring and reinstatement offers a less intrusive repair method.

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    A Fitting Solution

    Although less than 2% of the nation's drinking water plants use membranes for filtration, Manitowoc Public Utilities in Wisconsin and the Kennewick Public Works Department in Washington are using the technology to produce additional clean water without significant additional expense.

  • Bird Control

    Fourteen ways to (humanely) block, bedevil, and otherwise banish feathered pests.

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    Walking the Tightrope

    How to cope with discharge requirements that apply lake-specific criteria to streams and rivers.

  • California water reuse applauded

  • Ripple effect

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    Demanding a better way

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    Smart Water

    Las Vegas is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, but it's in the middle of the desert. Here's what the city is doing to make sure there's enough water to go around.

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    Watersense Pushes to Drop the Drips

    According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, 36 states anticipate a water shortage by 2013. That's an alarming number, and it's only six years away.

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    Cities reward water conservation

    To combat water shortages, many cities are creating and expanding programs that give residents and businesses rebates or utility-bill credits for conserving water.

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    Reserving resources

    Faced with escalating population growth and drought, Colorado has reason to be concerned with its water supply. Now more than ever, thoughtful management of Colorado's water resources is essential to ensure a healthy economy while protecting the state's environmental resources.

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    Soap ingredient mucks up agriculture

    According to a recent study, an ingredient in antibacterial hand soap remains in municipal sludge after waste-water treatment and accumulates in crop fertilizer.

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    Detroit suburbs explore water options

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    Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to waste

    A Chinese proverb advises, “When you drink the water, remember the spring.” With an exploding global population placing ever-greater demands on a precious, finite resource, that maxim takes on a new urgency.


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