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Articles

  • CDC: Drought is a Public Health Issue

    Drought can affect air quality and increase the incidence of illness and disease, according to the agency. Currently, parts of California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada are experiencing extreme or exceptional drought.

  • Honeywell Agrees to Acquire Elster

    Honeywell has agreed to pay approximately $5.1 billion for the company, which has three divisions -- Elster Gas, Elster Electricity, and Elster Water -- and will post sales this year estimated to be $1.8 billion.

  • Let's Be Frank about Fracking: Is Unconventional Gas and Oil Drilling Really Worth It?

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    Linked to earthquakes, water contamination, and general pollution, fracking becomes more controversial by the day. Meanwhile, 13,000 new wells are being drilled every year. There have been over a thousand documented cases of water contamination next to areas of gas drilling—cases of sensory, respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological damage. From the water we drink to the ground beneath our feet, is it too late to ask, “What gives?”

  • Washington Department of Ecology Offering Drought Relief Grants

    A total of $16 million is available thanks to an appropriation by the state Legislature.

  • WV DEP Reminds Big Water Users of Reporting Obligation

    As of Jan. 1, 2015, the new reporting threshold is 300,000 gallons withdrawn from surface or groundwater sources in a 30-day period. The data collected is required to be reported to the department starting Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Study Shows Huge Variation in Fracking Operations' Thirst

    The first national-scale analysis of hydraulic fracturing water usage found that water volumes averaged within watersheds across the United States range from as little as 2,600 gallons to as much as 9.7 million gallons per well.


Whitepapers

  • Lean Water Operations

    How to control the cost and pricing of water while improving efficiency.

  • Thinking Differently About Water

    What is the value of water? It turns out that the answer to that question is not straightforward. While the element water - two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen atom - is simple, water as a resource is highly complex and filled with contradictions. Water is abundant yet scarce; priceless yet “free,” life-sustaining yet if contaminated, life-threatening.

  • Investing in Wastewater Treatment Upgrades: Boosting the Triple Bottom Line

    Johnson Controls explains how projects that improve wastewater treatment infrastructure can increase operating efficiency, help the local environment, provide economic benefits, improve the reliability of compliance, and enhance the community’s quality of life. Cities and water authorities can attain these benefits without investing their own capital up front and yet earn immediate long-term guaranteed cost savings.


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