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Finding uses for hidden water

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Finding uses for hidden water
Fulfilling all our water needs takes some creativity during drought conditions.
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| Categories: | Tags: irrigation, Austin, Texas, drought, creative, household, potable, non-potable, home, hidden, ingenuity, Fonda San Miguel, restaurant | View Count: (588) | Bookmark and Share
Flooding in Northeast United States reminds us to plan for emergencies
Recent flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall in New England, particularly Massachusetts, highlights the importance of being ready for emergencies.
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| Categories: | Tags: emergency, flood, Massachusetts, New England, prepare, plan, store, boil water | View Count: (639) | Bookmark and Share
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Tips for a successful Smart Irrigation Month

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Tips for a successful Smart Irrigation Month
July is Smart Irrigation Month, and we’d like to help your home’s landscape make the grade while also conserving water.
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| Categories: | Tags: conservation, irrigation, plants, landscape, outdoor, water, use, drip, watering, smart irrigation month, July | View Count: (963) | Bookmark and Share
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: (979) | Bookmark and Share
Whether its golf or water use, low score wins
Like golf, smart water usage is won by the lowest water usage, so it is very good news to see the United States Golf Association (USGA) committing to reduce water usage for irrigation and implementing a new device that uses artificial intelligence to save water.
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| Categories: | Tags: golf, landscape, irrigation, technology, groundworx, usga, united states golf association, use, usage, forbes, fast company | View Count: (748) | Bookmark and Share
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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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| Categories: | Tags: water, footprint, turkey, pie, pecan, pumpkin, Thanksgiving, American Water, gallons, use, conservation | View Count: (995) | Bookmark and Share
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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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| Categories: | Tags: Infrastructure, White House, Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, IIJA, EPA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Michael Regan | View Count: (1175) | Bookmark and Share
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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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| Categories: | Tags: Fix a Leak Week, water, holiday, event, household, repair, leak, flapper, toilet | View Count: (1354) | Bookmark and Share
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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| Categories: | Tags: lead, lead and copper rule, copper, lcr, revision, white house, biden, harris, pipe, service line | View Count: (625) | Bookmark and Share
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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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| Categories: | Tags: reuse, reclaimed water, recycled water, filtration, downstream | View Count: (1479) | Bookmark and Share
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