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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.
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What an Emergency Manager Might Mean for Detroit’s Water Utility

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There are many questions and few conclusions right now about…
Music lovers congregate at Hart Plaza Fountain in downtown Detroit during the Movement Electronic MusMusic lovers congregate at Hart Plaza Fountain in downtown Detroit during the Movement Electronic Music Festival in May 2012.ic Festival in May 2012.

The Stream, February 4: Smart Metering Facing Resistance

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Smart water meters—digital meters that measure usage and transmit…
Music lovers congregate at Hart Plaza Fountain in downtown Detroit during the Movement Electronic MusMusic lovers congregate at Hart Plaza Fountain in downtown Detroit during the Movement Electronic Music Festival in May 2012.ic Festival in May 2012.

The Stream, January 30: After Cyclone, Water Supplies Tight in Brisbane

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Storms spawned by Tropical Cyclone Oswald created "record turbidity…