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How much water are you gobbling?

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How much water are you gobbling?
A recent survey by American Water shows most Americans under estimate their water footprint.
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The IIJA in action

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The IIJA in action
In late 2021, the White House announced the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, which will distribute funding made available from the U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) to benefit you and your local water infrastructure. We're already seeing some results.
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It’s Fix a Leak Week

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It’s Fix a Leak Week
Fix a Leak Week is an annual event that encourages homeowners to find and fix leaks inside and outside their homes. Fixing them not only saves water, but it also saves money.
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New White House action plan focuses on getting the lead out
Clean drinking water took center stage in Washington, DC, recently when revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule became final as part of a larger Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan. The White House describes the plan as “a historic effort of unprecedented ambition that will deploy catalytic resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law while leveraging every tool across federal, state, and local government to deliver clean drinking water, replace lead pipes, and remediate lead paint.”
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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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There's a debate many have very strong opinions on - whether or not to brush your teeth in the shower.
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It's Smart Irrigation Month!

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It's Smart Irrigation Month!
We're right in the middle of summer, so now is a good time to review some reminders on what it means to be "water wise".
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Meet an engineer during Engineers Week

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Meet an engineer during Engineers Week
In celebration of this week's Engineers Week, we talked to Alex Gerling, AWWA's reuse engineer, about her experiences.
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'Green roofs' are in

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Denver just approved an initiative requiring rooftop gardens or solar panels be placed on large new buildings, according to an ABC News article.
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Prevent water damage at home while traveling

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You don't want to have to worry about water damage or flooding from burst or leaking water pipes while you're traveling or on vacation.
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