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- United States and Mexico Renew Colorado River Pact (10/31/2017) - Early this month the United States and Mexico renewed a long-term arrangement to preserve the overdrawn Colorado River. The international pact includes spending millions of dollars on conservation, environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with future water shortages. The nine-year renewal expands on the original 1944 water treaty that governs how the U.S. and Mexico share and manage the river. A vital source of freshwater for the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, the Colorado provides water to 40 million people and more than 6,300 square miles of farmland in the U.S. alone. In a report by the Denver [...]
- Virginia Cities Prepare for Potential Long-Term Drought (10/31/2017) - The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a drought watch advisory for the Middle James, Roanoke River, Northern Piedmont, and Shenandoah regions. The latest drought monitor shows 70% of the state as “abnormally dry”. Cities within the “drought watch” regions include Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Danville, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Fredericksburg, Petersburg and Richmond. According to the DEQ, the drought watch is intended to increase awareness of conditions that can precede a long-term drought event. In a public announcement, the DEQ cited that precipitation totals and stream flows are 75 percent lower than normal for the past three months across [...]
- New Jersey Energy Provider to Use Reclaimed Water (10/31/2017) - In New Jersey, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) has arranged to trade one million gallons a day of effluent from the wastewater treatment plant for energy produced by the neighboring Covanta Energy Plant. The agreement between CCMUA and Covanta Energy plant is designed to create a “sustainable loop”, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Covanta will use treated wastewater instead of potable water for cooling. In exchange, Covanta will deliver electricity to the wastewater treatment plant at a reduced rate. With the energy plant only a mile away, this application of municipal reclaimed water is unique. [...]
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