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Water utilities support each other during crises
When the City of Calgary’s water infrastructure unexpectedly failed after a 78-inch water main broke, creating a crisis, a fellow water utility quickly stepped up to help.
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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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| Categories: | Tags: infrastructure, Atlanta, emergency, emergencies, leak, pipe, Plain Talk, State of the Water Industry | View Count: (138) | Bookmark and Share
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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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| Categories: | Tags: water, cyber, security, infrastructure, defense, hack, protect, morley | View Count: (435) | Bookmark and Share
‘Splashstreet Boys’ parody offers tips to water the right way
Denver Water's recent parody song, "I Water That Way," is one of the funniest and best-done parodies you'll ever see. But when you get done laughing, remember the great tips for outdoor water use.
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| Categories: | Tags: irrigation, denver, water, parody, splashstreet boys, outdoor, conservation, responsible, tips | View Count: (375) | Bookmark and Share
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What’s in your water bill?

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What’s in your water bill?
Whether you receive your water bill online or have it mailed to you, you may routinely skim through it without really reviewing the information it may contain.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, bill, affordability, rate, customer, information, data, mail, electronic | View Count: (613) | Bookmark and Share
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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: (432) | Bookmark and Share
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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| Categories: | Tags: hydration, drinking, animal, kangaroo rat, dog, cat, giraffe, elephant, bird, pigeon, insect, head-stander beetle, amphibian, saltwater, fish | View Count: (565) | Bookmark and Share
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Steer clear of fatbergs

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Steer clear of fatbergs
Fatbergs are a national problem, but they can be avoided.
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What is a saltwater intrusion?

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What is a saltwater intrusion?
An ongoing situation in Louisiana that has generated a lot of news coverage is introducing the term “saltwater intrusion” to many people. It also highlights the potential impact of more familiar challenges facing the water sector – climate change, drought and source water protection.
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| Categories: | Tags: saltwater intrusion, climate change, source water, louisiana, weather, drought, New Orleans, rain, precipitation, army corps of engineers | View Count: (752) | Bookmark and Share
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