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UF/IFAS-Developed App Saves Significant Water and Money

October 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—An app developed by scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences may save homeowners about 30 percent on water usage, which translates into lower utility bills, new research shows. Kati Migliaccio,…

Farmers Irrigation District Unveils New Hydropower Turbine

October 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables, Water

Farmers Irrigation District, Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Governor’s office will unveil at a ribbon-cutting ceremony an efficient 3-megawatt…

Pilot Projects to Boost Colorado River Levels Underway

October 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

T​he Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch in Colorado stopped irrigating its grass fields for hay production July 1 as part of a pilot project to…

San Francisco to Require Water Recycling Systems in New Construction Projects as Drought Persists

July 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed an ordinance mandating water recycling and conservation measures for large buildings. Buildings more than 250,000 square feet will be required to maintain alternate water sources such as graywater for…

Chloride Contamination of Wichita’s Water Supply Inevitable Unless Actions Taken

August 8, 2014 - in Drinking water, Modeling, Projects, Water

Chloride contamination of Wichita’s water-supply wells is inevitable unless actions are taken, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists and authors of a new modeling report describing chloride movement in the area's aquifer. Possible actions include…

Is a Smart Grid a Better Way to Manage Water Resources?

August 15, 2013 - in Water

Smart water grids are based on sensors set up is various places along the water course. They transmit data to the centralized control systems. This in turn helps assess the potential water flow to make better decisions. Just as smart power grids help switch…