Energy Risk: Sharp Rise In U.S. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking

Article resource: The Energy Collective This double repost excerpts the releases for two new important articles in the journal Science. The first is “Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Injection Sites in the Midwestern United States” (subs. req’d). The second is a review article, “Injection-Induced Earthquakes” (subs. req’d) by U.S. Geological […]

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On the Road toward the Utility of the Future

Article Source:  Water Environment  Federation By Matt Ries July 11, 2013   Excerpts from Ries’ welcoming remarks at the WEF Activated Sludge Forum at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., last month   Just over a year ago WEF released its new strategic plan, the result of a yearlong process with input […]

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Connecting the Drops

Article Source: Stormwater Report In downtown Burlington, Vt., people stop to examine a blue rain barrel decorated with a metal submarine. It is one of 19 barrels transformed by local artists to tell the story of a raindrop and how it affects local water quality. The rain barrels line Burlington’s downtown […]

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Affordability Assessment

As federal requirements to meet specific environmental standards drive up water bills in many US households, a joint issue brief from the US Conference of Mayors, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation proposes that the US Environmental Protection Agency reassess its definition of affordability. According to […]

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Cities Cite Stormwater as Primary Climate Change Concern

Article Source: Stormwarter Report On May 16, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization released Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms. According to the report, severe Midwestern rain storms — those totaling 75 mm (3 in.) or more in 1 day — have doubled in the last […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Approves Guidelines for Wastewater Operator Apprenticeship

WEF developed apprenticeship standards that provide pathway into the profession Evidence of commitment to operators by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) continues to grow. In 2010, WEF launched its Operator Initiative to provide knowledge and services to wastewater systems operations personnel. As part of this initiative, WEF has obtained U.S. […]

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Local Drinking Water Information

To learn more about the quality of your drinking water, check out this EPA website. Each year by July 1 you should receive in the mail a short report (consumer confidence report, or drinking water quality report) from your water supplier that tells where your water comes from and what’s […]

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Bottled Water and Tap Water Just the Facts

Though this report is a little dated, the information is interesting and needs to be shared. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The information presented in this report supports the fact that drinking water, whether from the tap or a bottle, is generally safe, and that regulatory requirements for both tap water and bottled […]

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Importance of Water to the United States Economy

This study is informative.  The panel discussions are interesting too View the videos of roundtable panels of featured speakers from the symposium held on December 4. Water is vital to a productive and growing economy in the United States, directly and indirectly affecting the production of goods and services in […]

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American Water Works Association

Interesting article on Conservation that I just came across. Conservation practices have successfully reduced per capita water use, spurring utilities to find alternate ways to bolster supplies. Graywater and blackwater have been tapped as potential sources to augment supply in San Francisco, Calif. Meter management and customer engagement programs are […]

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