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- A $300 Billion Crossroad (11/30/2017) - America’s water infrastructure is facing a crisis and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive order. According to a feature article by the New York Times, two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are currently arm wrestling over the proposed $300 billion that local governments are expected to spend on water and sewer pipes over the next decade. Traditional materials like iron and steel make up almost two-thirds of existing municipal water infrastructure. However, much of this infrastructure has surpassed its useful life. By the year 2020, the average age of the 1.6 million miles of water and sewer pipes [...]
- Great Salt Lake has Lost 40% of its Original Volume (11/30/2017) - Years of drought and water withdrawals from inflowing streams have caused Utah’s Great Salt Lake to shrink by 40%, recent study shows. Since 1847, the Great Salt Lake has steadily receded, reaching its lowest recorded level in 2016. As of 2017, the lake is more than 3.6 meters below its 1847 level and just half its original volume. According to Wayne Witsbaugh, the primary author of the Decline of World’s Saline Lakes, these dramatic declines can be directly attributed to years of human interference – primarily, diverting river water, for agriculture and industry. Water that once spread across approximately 1,600 [...]
- WaterHub Reclaims 150 Million Gallons (11/30/2017) - The WaterHub® at Emory University recently reached a milestone by reclaiming 150 million gallons of campus wastewater. Since May of 2015, the WaterHub has mined wastewater from Emory's sewer system, turning what was once a waste, into highly treated reclaimed water that is used for toilet flushing and process make-up demands at the University utility plants. During its operation, the WaterHub has made a substantial impact on not only the University, but the surrounding community as well. The innovative ecological technologies that drive the decentralized facility provide a real-life example as to what sustainable water and wastewater management look like [...]
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