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- New Reclaimed Water Legislation Effective in Washington (3/29/2018) - On February 23rd a piece of legislation addressing all aspects of the utilization of reclaimed water across Washington became effective. Lawmakers are confident this piece of legislation, Chapter 173-219 WAC, will ensure that reclaimed water supplies are more adequate, safe, and readily available to supplement existing water supplies for Washington residents.  This new rule establishes a regulatory framework for the generation, distribution, and use of reclaimed water by Washington state communities. Uses include: domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational, and fish and wildlife habitat creation and enhancement purposes (including wetland enhancement).  The rule now applies to all existing and proposed [...]
- Hospitals Conserve Water, while Prices Increase (3/29/2018) - A new survey released by Grumman/Butkus Associates found that hospitals across the country may be conserving more water, but they might not be saving any money. The 2017 Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey focused on resource usage trends and costs for healthcare facilities in 2016 had some interesting findings when it comes to water and sewer usage. The survey found the water and sewer usage by hospitals is about 48 gallons per square foot per year compared to about 70 gallons per square foot per year in 2008. While that’s good news for hospitals the water and sewer prices [...]
- Deal Made for Phoenix Water Supply (3/29/2018) - The capitol city of Arizona has made a deal to help solve a huge water problem. The State of Arizona relies heavily on the Colorado River for their water supply. The river that also supplies resources to California and Nevada is drying up and drying up quickly. By next year Arizona will lose 12 percent of its supply of the river. This means serious cutbacks for farming, a halt in new housing subdivisions, and increased water rates for residents.  To guarantee long-term emergency water supply the Phoenix City Council has entered into a partnership with the Salt River Project [...]