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Volunteer Network Rescues Small Alabama Water System with Operator under Quarantine

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Water utilities are concerned that the new coronavirus will lead to staffing shortages.

Water Utilities’ Biggest Coronavirus Concern Is Staffing

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As the coronavirus spreads across the country, water utility leaders say that potential staffing shortages due to illness and quarantine are their biggest current concern in the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Bid for Cleaner Water, California Seeks Arranged Utility Marriages

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Uniting small, failing utilities with larger neighbors can fix water problems.

When the Water Is Shut Off

Cities employ vastly different strategies for late-paying customers.

Water Sector Prepares For Cyberattacks

Security threats evolve as water systems connect to the internet. By…

Infographic: Average U.S. Household Water Use and Bills, 2015-16

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High prices do not necessarily mean high bills.

Study: Efficient Fixtures Cut U.S. Indoor Water Use

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America’s households are using less water. By Brett…

Could Insurance Markets Help Water Utilities Respond to Drought?

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Drought restrictions and wet summers shake utility budgets. Researchers…

Saving Money by Storing the Rain

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Rainwater harvesting, a disruptive idea, catches on with businesses. CoB reporter Brett Walton responds to a recent article in the Guardian.

Western U.S. Water Utilities Take Financial Responsibility for Reducing Watershed Wildfire Risk

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When residents in Santa Fe, New Mexico pay their water bills,…

EPA Water Infrastructure Survey Reveals Little About Utilities’ Climate Readiness

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Though few reported climate change adaptation projects to the…

The Price of Water 2013: Up Nearly 7 Percent in Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 25 Percent Rise Since 2010

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Utilities tinker with rate structures designed to stabilize revenue.