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New Legislature in California Shows Increase in Awareness for Water Conservation

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In California, bills have been introduced to mitigate future water crises from causing a widespread negative impact on the golden state. After having faced one of the longest, most damaging droughts in its history, California’s residents have experienced and learned first-hand the consequences of drought and the importance of water conservation efforts. In a state like California where water scarcity is a very present and recurring issue, the shift in usage behavior is extremely vital to the state’s well-being and sustainability – and though the drought has come to an end, Californians aren’t taking a naïve approach to their times of water availability. 

During the drought, the awareness of the importance of water conservation wasn’t the only thing taking place. The widespread lack of water sparked a motivation to prevent similar water shortages from occurring again. Making note of climate change and the rapidly growing population and the inability to meet the demand of the state when sourcing water from rivers and aquifers, officials decided that it was time for a change.

During the drought, Californians stepped up to the plate and displayed an ability to significantly reduce water consumption as awareness for the need of water efficiency and conservation grew. In recognition of the need for this awareness to propel water conservation efforts forward, Connect the Drops businesses are supporting a new set of bills and proposals for funding that would allocate monies to be dedicated to remedying California’s water crises. 

Where new technology and water treatment plants require a great deal of time and money to implement, Californians have proven their ability to conserve water and reduce the depletion of water from other sources. The new bills will support the widespread conservation of water as well as the collection of water that is conducive to healthier soil and increased crop production. Additionally, the bill directs urban water municipalities to evaluate their water sources and put into place a definitive plan that would sustain their cities in the event of another drought, ensuring that adequate supplies would be accessible in times of need. 

The legislative initiatives are anticipated to provide fewer disruptions in water availability to the consumers while ensuring that efforts are being made to remedy a long-standing problem, long-term. Promising sound solutions, the bills will not only prepare the state for drought before it strikes, but it will better enable the state to respond if a drought does occur. 

Interested in learning more about advanced water technologies that can help alleviate drought conditions. Call us today. 

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New Legislature in California Shows Increase in Awareness for Water Conservation

california-drought-riverbed-AP_1901880237170-FB.jpg

In California, bills have been introduced to mitigate future water crises from causing a widespread negative impact on the golden state. After having faced one of the longest, most damaging droughts in its history, California’s residents have experienced and learned first-hand the consequences of drought and the importance of water conservation efforts. In a state like California where water scarcity is a very present and recurring issue, the shift in usage behavior is extremely vital to the state’s well-being and sustainability – and though the drought has come to an end, Californians aren’t taking a naïve approach to their times of water availability. 

During the drought, the awareness of the importance of water conservation wasn’t the only thing taking place. The widespread lack of water sparked a motivation to prevent similar water shortages from occurring again. Making note of climate change and the rapidly growing population and the inability to meet the demand of the state when sourcing water from rivers and aquifers, officials decided that it was time for a change.

During the drought, Californians stepped up to the plate and displayed an ability to significantly reduce water consumption as awareness for the need of water efficiency and conservation grew. In recognition of the need for this awareness to propel water conservation efforts forward, Connect the Drops businesses are supporting a new set of bills and proposals for funding that would allocate monies to be dedicated to remedying California’s water crises. 

Where new technology and water treatment plants require a great deal of time and money to implement, Californians have proven their ability to conserve water and reduce the depletion of water from other sources. The new bills will support the widespread conservation of water as well as the collection of water that is conducive to healthier soil and increased crop production. Additionally, the bill directs urban water municipalities to evaluate their water sources and put into place a definitive plan that would sustain their cities in the event of another drought, ensuring that adequate supplies would be accessible in times of need. 

The legislative initiatives are anticipated to provide fewer disruptions in water availability to the consumers while ensuring that efforts are being made to remedy a long-standing problem, long-term. Promising sound solutions, the bills will not only prepare the state for drought before it strikes, but it will better enable the state to respond if a drought does occur. 

Interested in learning more about advanced water technologies that can help alleviate drought conditions. Call us today. 

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New Legislature in California Shows Increase in Awareness for Water Conservation

california-drought-riverbed-AP_1901880237170-FB.jpg

In California, bills have been introduced to mitigate future water crises from causing a widespread negative impact on the golden state. After having faced one of the longest, most damaging droughts in its history, California’s residents have experienced and learned first-hand the consequences of drought and the importance of water conservation efforts. In a state like California where water scarcity is a very present and recurring issue, the shift in usage behavior is extremely vital to the state’s well-being and sustainability – and though the drought has come to an end, Californians aren’t taking a naïve approach to their times of water availability. 

During the drought, the awareness of the importance of water conservation wasn’t the only thing taking place. The widespread lack of water sparked a motivation to prevent similar water shortages from occurring again. Making note of climate change and the rapidly growing population and the inability to meet the demand of the state when sourcing water from rivers and aquifers, officials decided that it was time for a change.

During the drought, Californians stepped up to the plate and displayed an ability to significantly reduce water consumption as awareness for the need of water efficiency and conservation grew. In recognition of the need for this awareness to propel water conservation efforts forward, Connect the Drops businesses are supporting a new set of bills and proposals for funding that would allocate monies to be dedicated to remedying California’s water crises. 

Where new technology and water treatment plants require a great deal of time and money to implement, Californians have proven their ability to conserve water and reduce the depletion of water from other sources. The new bills will support the widespread conservation of water as well as the collection of water that is conducive to healthier soil and increased crop production. Additionally, the bill directs urban water municipalities to evaluate their water sources and put into place a definitive plan that would sustain their cities in the event of another drought, ensuring that adequate supplies would be accessible in times of need. 

The legislative initiatives are anticipated to provide fewer disruptions in water availability to the consumers while ensuring that efforts are being made to remedy a long-standing problem, long-term. Promising sound solutions, the bills will not only prepare the state for drought before it strikes, but it will better enable the state to respond if a drought does occur. 

Interested in learning more about advanced water technologies that can help alleviate drought conditions. Call us today. 

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USFCR Client Active Water Solutions, LLC Receives Army Corps of Engineers Contract

Houston, Texas, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — US Federal Contractor Registration – the world’s largest third-party government registration firm – is pleased to announce that Verified Vendor Active Water Solutions received its first government contract since completing its System for Award Management (SAM) Registration.

The contract, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, calls for Active Water Solutions to design and manufacture a packaged wastewater treatment plant, which should have a lifespan of 30 years, given routine operational maintenance.

The contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – the second contract Active Water Solutions has received – is valued at $693,000.

In business since 2009, Active Water Solutions makes available to its commercial and government clients wastewater treatment plants in a packaged containerized design.

“Our solutions provide a mobile wastewater treatment plant for temporary or permanent use that is easier to maintain and operate compared to other conventional wastewater treatment plants,” said consultant Stephen Lewis. “By focusing on low flow (less than 500 gallons per day), we can provide customized systems depending on our clients’ situations.”

Though based in Houston, Texas, Active Water Solutions can ship its products anywhere in the world.

“Our products are easily installed, operated, and maintained, and can be shipped nationally and internationally,” said Lewis. “We’ve designed our products with flexibility, durability, transportability, and ease of use in mind.”

Lewis described his experience working with US Federal Contractor Registration as “wonderful and beneficial,” and added that the company “is extremely reliable and finds solutions to any concerns I bring to them.”

He added that his acquisition specialist, Gina Wright, “goes out of her way to ensure we take advantage of all resources at our disposal.”

Eric Knellinger, president of US Federal Contractor Registration, says that companies like Active Water Solutions are exactly the types of companies that the government looks for when considering contract awards. 
                                                                                                
“By providing high-quality products and services, and being able to work with clients not only in Houston but also across the country, Active Water Solutions has positioned itself to excel as a government contractor,” said Knellinger. “And, in my opinion, it’s the companies that deliver time and again that seem to find the most success.”

US Federal Contractor Registration helps its clients complete and maintain a System for Award Management (SAM) Registration, access contact information for federal buyers in their industries, develop award- and contract-winning marketing techniques and plans, and also uniquely position themselves for success.

Interested in learning more about Active Water Solutions? Contact us today. 

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USFCR Client Active Water Solutions, LLC Receives Army Corps of Engineers Contract

Houston, Texas, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — US Federal Contractor Registration – the world’s largest third-party government registration firm – is pleased to announce that Verified Vendor Active Water Solutions received its first government contract since completing its System for Award Management (SAM) Registration.

The contract, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, calls for Active Water Solutions to design and manufacture a packaged wastewater treatment plant, which should have a lifespan of 30 years, given routine operational maintenance.

The contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – the second contract Active Water Solutions has received – is valued at $693,000.

In business since 2009, Active Water Solutions makes available to its commercial and government clients wastewater treatment plants in a packaged containerized design.

“Our solutions provide a mobile wastewater treatment plant for temporary or permanent use that is easier to maintain and operate compared to other conventional wastewater treatment plants,” said consultant Stephen Lewis. “By focusing on low flow (less than 500 gallons per day), we can provide customized systems depending on our clients’ situations.”

Though based in Houston, Texas, Active Water Solutions can ship its products anywhere in the world.

“Our products are easily installed, operated, and maintained, and can be shipped nationally and internationally,” said Lewis. “We’ve designed our products with flexibility, durability, transportability, and ease of use in mind.”

Lewis described his experience working with US Federal Contractor Registration as “wonderful and beneficial,” and added that the company “is extremely reliable and finds solutions to any concerns I bring to them.”

He added that his acquisition specialist, Gina Wright, “goes out of her way to ensure we take advantage of all resources at our disposal.”

Eric Knellinger, president of US Federal Contractor Registration, says that companies like Active Water Solutions are exactly the types of companies that the government looks for when considering contract awards. 
                                                                                                
“By providing high-quality products and services, and being able to work with clients not only in Houston but also across the country, Active Water Solutions has positioned itself to excel as a government contractor,” said Knellinger. “And, in my opinion, it’s the companies that deliver time and again that seem to find the most success.”

US Federal Contractor Registration helps its clients complete and maintain a System for Award Management (SAM) Registration, access contact information for federal buyers in their industries, develop award- and contract-winning marketing techniques and plans, and also uniquely position themselves for success.

Interested in learning more about Active Water Solutions? Contact us today. 

Learn More

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USFCR Client Active Water Solutions, LLC Receives Army Corps of Engineers Contract

Houston, Texas, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — US Federal Contractor Registration – the world’s largest third-party government registration firm – is pleased to announce that Verified Vendor Active Water Solutions received its first government contract since completing its System for Award Management (SAM) Registration.

The contract, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, calls for Active Water Solutions to design and manufacture a packaged wastewater treatment plant, which should have a lifespan of 30 years, given routine operational maintenance.

The contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – the second contract Active Water Solutions has received – is valued at $693,000.

In business since 2009, Active Water Solutions makes available to its commercial and government clients wastewater treatment plants in a packaged containerized design.

“Our solutions provide a mobile wastewater treatment plant for temporary or permanent use that is easier to maintain and operate compared to other conventional wastewater treatment plants,” said consultant Stephen Lewis. “By focusing on low flow (less than 500 gallons per day), we can provide customized systems depending on our clients’ situations.”

Though based in Houston, Texas, Active Water Solutions can ship its products anywhere in the world.

“Our products are easily installed, operated, and maintained, and can be shipped nationally and internationally,” said Lewis. “We’ve designed our products with flexibility, durability, transportability, and ease of use in mind.”

Lewis described his experience working with US Federal Contractor Registration as “wonderful and beneficial,” and added that the company “is extremely reliable and finds solutions to any concerns I bring to them.”

He added that his acquisition specialist, Gina Wright, “goes out of her way to ensure we take advantage of all resources at our disposal.”

Eric Knellinger, president of US Federal Contractor Registration, says that companies like Active Water Solutions are exactly the types of companies that the government looks for when considering contract awards. 
                                                                                                
“By providing high-quality products and services, and being able to work with clients not only in Houston but also across the country, Active Water Solutions has positioned itself to excel as a government contractor,” said Knellinger. “And, in my opinion, it’s the companies that deliver time and again that seem to find the most success.”

US Federal Contractor Registration helps its clients complete and maintain a System for Award Management (SAM) Registration, access contact information for federal buyers in their industries, develop award- and contract-winning marketing techniques and plans, and also uniquely position themselves for success.

Interested in learning more about Active Water Solutions? Contact us today. 

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The Rising Cost of Water

There’s a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of water has entered into serious questioning. 

The price tag on water increased 4 percent this past year, according to Circle of Blue’s annual survey of 30 major U.S. Cities. The increase persists a steady upwards climb in drinking water prices that display investment in new facilities and a reply to declining drinking water sales. The normal price climbed 48 percent since 2010.

However, the demand is changing as businesses and homeowners nurture a conservation ethic. They are simply installing appliances and fixtures that use considerably less water than their forebears. They are also purifying and recycling their wastewater.

Relating to Jeff Hughes, director of the Infrastructure Finance Center at the Infrastructure of North Carolina is the necessity to recognize that normal water demand, like demand for energy, is not increasing at the speed that was once projected. It may fall even.

Utilities feel the pressure from all sides

Three main causes push against Normal water Utility managers. The first is revenue. Utilities must earn enough money to keep Drinking water treatment and circulation systems that, for large systems, include thousands of miles of pipe and vast amounts of US dollars in assessed value, while buying new facilities such as water recycling plants also.

Another factor is conservation. Utilities are observing sustained declines in the quantity of water resident’s use. Indoor drinking water use in America decreased to about 22 percent since 1999, basically because of reliable clothes washing techniques and toilets, according to a recently available study.

The third concern is equity. Utilities must be sure that rates are reasonable: affordable for those that are the poorest in our country and more severe for those that love to waste our precious resource.

Controlling the three causes is always a hard job. More conservation can dent revenue, for instance, and the necessity for more earnings can upend affordability. These conflicting fads exerted more pressure on utilities last year than previously.

Response of Utilities

Utilities are changing their billing methods. Changing, quite simply, the way in which they create revenue. Many utilities are employing an increasing block rate structure. For instance, Fort Worth, which uses increasing block rates, shrunk how big the blocks are. Under this kind of rate, the first gallons of normal water is cheap relatively, but the cost increases as more gallons are consumed.

The San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) also revamped its rate framework because of earnings concerns. Inside the restructuring, San Antonio lower its rate for very low volumes of drinking water, supplying conservers a discount, and spread the rest of its earnings more across the year evenly. This structure comes from the realization the water is valuable all year round not just in the summer months.

Philadelphia, at the demand of the City Council, which was functioning on concerns about affordability, is creating a water rate predicated on income.

Just as in the declining revenue available to build and repair highways — the total result of rising costs, more gas efficient vehicles, and less travelling — financing water systems is a challenge due to a mismatch between costs to operate a water utility and the utility’s earnings source.

The size of the infrastructure need, reveals three problems for the government: using existing federal government funds better, attracting general population and private financing, and dealing with affordability issues for poor households.

The thousands of miles of distribution pipes beneath the city roads, the lengthy drinking water distribution and treatment System are damaged or brittle now. Rebuilding will never be cheap but it is achievable if the political difficulties in the allocation of water decrease, and that using prices to lessen consumption can be more acceptable. In these dry times, water must not be free.

Interested in learning about technologies that could save you time and money when it comes to water reuse and treatment? 

Contact us today to learn more about our extensive product offerings and we’re revolutionizing the way the world treats wastewater and reuse.  

Learn More

[Read More …]

The Rising Cost of Water

There’s a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of water has entered into serious questioning. 

The price tag on water increased 4 percent this past year, according to Circle of Blue’s annual survey of 30 major U.S. Cities. The increase persists a steady upwards climb in drinking water prices that display investment in new facilities and a reply to declining drinking water sales. The normal price climbed 48 percent since 2010.

However, the demand is changing as businesses and homeowners nurture a conservation ethic. They are simply installing appliances and fixtures that use considerably less water than their forebears. They are also purifying and recycling their wastewater.

Relating to Jeff Hughes, director of the Infrastructure Finance Center at the Infrastructure of North Carolina is the necessity to recognize that normal water demand, like demand for energy, is not increasing at the speed that was once projected. It may fall even.

Utilities feel the pressure from all sides

Three main causes push against Normal water Utility managers. The first is revenue. Utilities must earn enough money to keep Drinking water treatment and circulation systems that, for large systems, include thousands of miles of pipe and vast amounts of US dollars in assessed value, while buying new facilities such as water recycling plants also.

Another factor is conservation. Utilities are observing sustained declines in the quantity of water resident’s use. Indoor drinking water use in America decreased to about 22 percent since 1999, basically because of reliable clothes washing techniques and toilets, according to a recently available study.

The third concern is equity. Utilities must be sure that rates are reasonable: affordable for those that are the poorest in our country and more severe for those that love to waste our precious resource.

Controlling the three causes is always a hard job. More conservation can dent revenue, for instance, and the necessity for more earnings can upend affordability. These conflicting fads exerted more pressure on utilities last year than previously.

Response of Utilities

Utilities are changing their billing methods. Changing, quite simply, the way in which they create revenue. Many utilities are employing an increasing block rate structure. For instance, Fort Worth, which uses increasing block rates, shrunk how big the blocks are. Under this kind of rate, the first gallons of normal water is cheap relatively, but the cost increases as more gallons are consumed.

The San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) also revamped its rate framework because of earnings concerns. Inside the restructuring, San Antonio lower its rate for very low volumes of drinking water, supplying conservers a discount, and spread the rest of its earnings more across the year evenly. This structure comes from the realization the water is valuable all year round not just in the summer months.

Philadelphia, at the demand of the City Council, which was functioning on concerns about affordability, is creating a water rate predicated on income.

Just as in the declining revenue available to build and repair highways — the total result of rising costs, more gas efficient vehicles, and less travelling — financing water systems is a challenge due to a mismatch between costs to operate a water utility and the utility’s earnings source.

The size of the infrastructure need, reveals three problems for the government: using existing federal government funds better, attracting general population and private financing, and dealing with affordability issues for poor households.

The thousands of miles of distribution pipes beneath the city roads, the lengthy drinking water distribution and treatment System are damaged or brittle now. Rebuilding will never be cheap but it is achievable if the political difficulties in the allocation of water decrease, and that using prices to lessen consumption can be more acceptable. In these dry times, water must not be free.

Interested in learning about technologies that could save you time and money when it comes to water reuse and treatment? 

Contact us today to learn more about our extensive product offerings and we’re revolutionizing the way the world treats wastewater and reuse.  

Learn More

[Read More …]

The Rising Cost of Water

There’s a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of water has entered into serious questioning. 

The price tag on water increased 4 percent this past year, according to Circle of Blue’s annual survey of 30 major U.S. Cities. The increase persists a steady upwards climb in drinking water prices that display investment in new facilities and a reply to declining drinking water sales. The normal price climbed 48 percent since 2010.

However, the demand is changing as businesses and homeowners nurture a conservation ethic. They are simply installing appliances and fixtures that use considerably less water than their forebears. They are also purifying and recycling their wastewater.

Relating to Jeff Hughes, director of the Infrastructure Finance Center at the Infrastructure of North Carolina is the necessity to recognize that normal water demand, like demand for energy, is not increasing at the speed that was once projected. It may fall even.

Utilities feel the pressure from all sides

Three main causes push against Normal water Utility managers. The first is revenue. Utilities must earn enough money to keep Drinking water treatment and circulation systems that, for large systems, include thousands of miles of pipe and vast amounts of US dollars in assessed value, while buying new facilities such as water recycling plants also.

Another factor is conservation. Utilities are observing sustained declines in the quantity of water resident’s use. Indoor drinking water use in America decreased to about 22 percent since 1999, basically because of reliable clothes washing techniques and toilets, according to a recently available study.

The third concern is equity. Utilities must be sure that rates are reasonable: affordable for those that are the poorest in our country and more severe for those that love to waste our precious resource.

Controlling the three causes is always a hard job. More conservation can dent revenue, for instance, and the necessity for more earnings can upend affordability. These conflicting fads exerted more pressure on utilities last year than previously.

Response of Utilities

Utilities are changing their billing methods. Changing, quite simply, the way in which they create revenue. Many utilities are employing an increasing block rate structure. For instance, Fort Worth, which uses increasing block rates, shrunk how big the blocks are. Under this kind of rate, the first gallons of normal water is cheap relatively, but the cost increases as more gallons are consumed.

The San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) also revamped its rate framework because of earnings concerns. Inside the restructuring, San Antonio lower its rate for very low volumes of drinking water, supplying conservers a discount, and spread the rest of its earnings more across the year evenly. This structure comes from the realization the water is valuable all year round not just in the summer months.

Philadelphia, at the demand of the City Council, which was functioning on concerns about affordability, is creating a water rate predicated on income.

Just as in the declining revenue available to build and repair highways — the total result of rising costs, more gas efficient vehicles, and less travelling — financing water systems is a challenge due to a mismatch between costs to operate a water utility and the utility’s earnings source.

The size of the infrastructure need, reveals three problems for the government: using existing federal government funds better, attracting general population and private financing, and dealing with affordability issues for poor households.

The thousands of miles of distribution pipes beneath the city roads, the lengthy drinking water distribution and treatment System are damaged or brittle now. Rebuilding will never be cheap but it is achievable if the political difficulties in the allocation of water decrease, and that using prices to lessen consumption can be more acceptable. In these dry times, water must not be free.

Interested in learning about technologies that could save you time and money when it comes to water reuse and treatment? 

Contact us today to learn more about our extensive product offerings and we’re revolutionizing the way the world treats wastewater and reuse.  

Learn More

[Read More …]

The Rising Cost of Water

There’s a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of water has entered into serious questioning. 

The price tag on water increased 4 percent this past year, according to Circle of Blue’s annual survey of 30 major U.S. Cities. The increase persists a steady upwards climb in drinking water prices that display investment in new facilities and a reply to declining drinking water sales. The normal price climbed 48 percent since 2010.

However, the demand is changing as businesses and homeowners nurture a conservation ethic. They are simply installing appliances and fixtures that use considerably less water than their forebears. They are also purifying and recycling their wastewater.

Relating to Jeff Hughes, director of the Infrastructure Finance Center at the Infrastructure of North Carolina is the necessity to recognize that normal water demand, like demand for energy, is not increasing at the speed that was once projected. It may fall even.

Utilities feel the pressure from all sides

Three main causes push against Normal water Utility managers. The first is revenue. Utilities must earn enough money to keep Drinking water treatment and circulation systems that, for large systems, include thousands of miles of pipe and vast amounts of US dollars in assessed value, while buying new facilities such as water recycling plants also.

Another factor is conservation. Utilities are observing sustained declines in the quantity of water resident’s use. Indoor drinking water use in America decreased to about 22 percent since 1999, basically because of reliable clothes washing techniques and toilets, according to a recently available study.

The third concern is equity. Utilities must be sure that rates are reasonable: affordable for those that are the poorest in our country and more severe for those that love to waste our precious resource.

Controlling the three causes is always a hard job. More conservation can dent revenue, for instance, and the necessity for more earnings can upend affordability. These conflicting fads exerted more pressure on utilities last year than previously.

Response of Utilities

Utilities are changing their billing methods. Changing, quite simply, the way in which they create revenue. Many utilities are employing an increasing block rate structure. For instance, Fort Worth, which uses increasing block rates, shrunk how big the blocks are. Under this kind of rate, the first gallons of normal water is cheap relatively, but the cost increases as more gallons are consumed.

The San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) also revamped its rate framework because of earnings concerns. Inside the restructuring, San Antonio lower its rate for very low volumes of drinking water, supplying conservers a discount, and spread the rest of its earnings more across the year evenly. This structure comes from the realization the water is valuable all year round not just in the summer months.

Philadelphia, at the demand of the City Council, which was functioning on concerns about affordability, is creating a water rate predicated on income.

Just as in the declining revenue available to build and repair highways — the total result of rising costs, more gas efficient vehicles, and less travelling — financing water systems is a challenge due to a mismatch between costs to operate a water utility and the utility’s earnings source.

The size of the infrastructure need, reveals three problems for the government: using existing federal government funds better, attracting general population and private financing, and dealing with affordability issues for poor households.

The thousands of miles of distribution pipes beneath the city roads, the lengthy drinking water distribution and treatment System are damaged or brittle now. Rebuilding will never be cheap but it is achievable if the political difficulties in the allocation of water decrease, and that using prices to lessen consumption can be more acceptable. In these dry times, water must not be free.

Interested in learning about technologies that could save you time and money when it comes to water reuse and treatment? 

Contact us today to learn more about our extensive product offerings and we’re revolutionizing the way the world treats wastewater and reuse.  

Learn More

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