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2024 offers opportunity to celebrate the Safe Drinking Water Act
The year 2024 marks a significant milestone in the water sector. The U.S. Congress originally passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1974, making 2024 its 50th anniversary.
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How do animals hydrate?

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How do animals hydrate?
This space has a lot of information about the important role hydration plays for humans. But did you know hydration is also essential for almost all animals?
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Is a new low-income household assistance program coming?
All of us are feeling the pinch, but for households near the poverty line, rising water bills can be devastating. Fortunately, there are conversations about creating a large-scale customer assistance program happening in the water sector.
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| Categories: | Tags: affordability, bills, Washington D.C., low-income, household, water, bills, rates, government, American Water Works Association, AWWA, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, AMWA, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, NACWA, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Water Environment Federation, WEF | View Count: (813) | Bookmark and Share
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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Why are the differences in snowflakes important to water systems?
In geographic regions that rely on snowpack for their source water, like Denver, this is a very important issue. The National Weather Service calls the amount of water in snow the “snow ratio.” As a rule, 12 inches of snow can represent one inch of water in the Upper Midwest states.
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A squirmy wastewater treatment system

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A squirmy wastewater treatment system
A treatment system, called vermifiltration or worm-based biofiltration, utilizes countless earthworms to digest nearly all contaminants in wastewater without the need for chemicals.
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| Categories: | Tags: worms, earth, vermifiltration, biofiltration, conservation, conserve, wine, winery, california, biofiltro | View Count: (795) | Bookmark and Share
Which water celebration should you commemorate?
You may be overwhelmed if you’ve checked out our events calendar. The water sector seems to embrace the “work hard, play hard” philosophy, in that there are numerous opportunities throughout the year to recognize and celebrate the integral role water plays in our lives.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, celebrate, celebration, occasion, event, Fix a Leak Week, Drinking Water Week, Smart Irrigation Month, World Water Week, Source Water Protection Week, Imagine a Day Without Water | View Count: (492) | Bookmark and Share
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Naturally pulling water from thin air

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Naturally pulling water from thin air
A recent demonstration at the University of Texas at Austin shows a low-cost device that can pull water out of the air.
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Drinking water daily is important but how much?
A recent article reviewed what medical and sports science experts had to say about that. They all seemed to agree that there is no specific amount of water all people should drink.
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Reusing water benefits cows and salmon alike

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Reusing water benefits cows and salmon alike
A new filtration system in use at a dairy farm in Washington is reusing water and keeping a Pacific Northwest river clean.
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