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WaterProof®: The Sustainable Water Journal Review
- Water Futures as a Water Management Practice - Water, perhaps the most precious natural resource, prompts feelings of insecurity for certain geographical areas and raises questions as to best practices for its management, especially as climate change, droughts, pollution and population growth create ongoing water scarcity. California struggles with management decisions that impact not only the state but also the rest of the country as the state ranks first in national agricultural receipts, accounting for 13.5%. Water shortages drive farmers to seek water from others with easier access, but in times of scarcity often prompted by droughts farmers experience colossal price hikes making farming, for some, a cost… [...]
- Raising Rates in San Diego - It has been ten years since San Diego has seen an increase in wastewater rates, but the city is proposing a rate increase over the next four years of 5% starting in January 2022, up to 4% in 2023 and 2024 and up to 3% in 2025 and 2026. Additionally, the Public Utilities Department is proposing a rate hike in water and sewer services of 2%. The motivating forces behind the rate increases are the same for countless water utilities across the country: maintenance, upgrades and future projects. The Public Utilities Department of San Diego serves over 3,400 miles water… [...]
- Expanding the Use of ASR at Lake O - Increased water insecurity is driving creativity on the preservation front. Mitigation efforts range from individual commitments to reduce water consumption (through the use of water efficient appliances, faucets, toilets, shower heads, and reduced irrigation), to local water reduction mandates, to large-scale water reuse projects and technologies. One technology that has been employed for 40 years is Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), also known as deep injection wells. ASR is the injection of surface water supplies into an aquifer for later recovery and use, such as in times of drought. Florida has used such technology for as long as it has… [...]