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Improving water infrastructure reduces risk of emergency
If water emergencies concern you, you are not alone. A 2023 survey of water professionals called the State of the Water Industry indicated the nation’s aging water infrastructure is the second-most concerning challenge facing the sector. But help is on the way.
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Water utilities armed against cyber threats

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Water utilities armed against cyber threats
Cybersecurity for public infrastructure systems, such as water utilities, has been making national news headlines recently. This stems from bad actors attempting to hack or otherwise compromise the technology that controls important aspects of water treatment. U.S. water systems are diligently preparing to defend themselves against cyber threats from bad actors, whether on the screen or in real life.
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Lead service line removal is a team effort

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Lead service line removal is a team effort
Replacing lead service lines is a worthy endeavor. Lead is a known health concern, particularly for young children. The sooner we can remove all sources of lead from our communities, the better off we will be.
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| Categories: | Tags: lead, lead and copper rule, lcr, epa, environmental protection agency, epa, rules, regulation, drinking water, infrastructure | View Count: (373) | Bookmark and Share
Keep your water pipes warm during wintry weather
As winter’s grip tightens and January temperatures fall, it is important to take proper precautions for your home’s water pipes. This is important because water expands as it freezes, putting pressure on the pipes, which can cause them to break.
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| Categories: | Tags: pipes, cold, freeze, care, infrastructure, winter, wintry, snow, burst, break, emergency, weather | View Count: (448) | Bookmark and Share
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Explaining water rate increases

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Explaining water rate increases
Some water utilities around the North America are announcing planned increases to water rates. Rate increases aren’t usually celebrated by consumers – especially among households struggling to meet essential needs -- but it’s worthwhile to consider for a moment why they are necessary.
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Hawaiian officials draw on wildfire lessons from the past
The devastating wildfires in Hawaii have been heartbreaking from afar and their widespread impacts on the community continue to unfold. Based on lessons learned from previous wildfires, officials are recommending people in Hawaii, especially those in hard-hit Maui, use bottled water or fill jugs at water tankers (called water buffalos) until safe drinking water service is restored.
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Celebrate health, hydration, and hygiene during National Water Quality Month
August is National Water Quality Month, an opportunity to appreciate that a lot of work goes into ensuring safe, great tasting tap water is there when we need it.
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Drinking Water Week is a time to celebrate your drinking water
We’re not one to tell anyone how to celebrate a holiday. Whether you enjoy festive meals, solemn introspection or gathering with family, holidays are celebratory times, and Drinking Water Week is no different.
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New movie offers security measures reminder

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New movie offers security measures reminder
A recently released movie offers an opportunity to remind consumers that water systems and other providers of critical services make a significant investment in both money and resources to protect themselves from physical or cyberattacks.
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| Categories: | Tags: movie, security, cyber, physical attack, book, climate change, protection, america's water infrastructure act | View Count: (1072) | Bookmark and Share
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Taste and odor

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Taste and odor
On rare occasion, however, your water may have an unusual taste, odor or appearance. Fortunately, aesthetic issues don’t always mean the water has become unsafe. A quick call to your water provider may reveal the cause of the issue.
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| Categories: | Tags: taste, odor, appearance, montreal, fixtures, pipes, infrastructure, water quality | View Count: (615) | Bookmark and Share
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