Blog  /  February 2017

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The Age of Water Scarcity: What Are Our Options?

By Ebie Holst

When it comes to water, we’re headed for trouble.  As industry and production have grown in regions all over the world, so too have economies, and so too has water contamination.  Droughts, as well as floods and storm conditions, are on the rise. Aging infrastructure undermines dependable  storage, treatment, and delivery of water, not only for small communities and major metro areas, but for a range of institutions we may depend on. Everything from agriculture and industry, to schools, golf courses, and car washes depend on reliable infrastructure. Population growth all over the world means more water demand, not just to feed, clothe, and house us, but to provide us power, pharmaceuticals, and products to consume – water is critical to all of it.    In the next 15-20 years, water demand to support population and economic growth will outstrip usable supply by 40%. 

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Lead Reduction in Drinking Water

By Kyla Jacobsen

Following months of discussions, debates and negotiations, on January 16, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed Public Act 00-0922 (Senate Bill 0550) into law.  Senate Bill 0550 establishes protocols for lead testing requirements and protocols for all water sources used for cooking and drinking within some schools and day care facilities as well as requirements for water providers to compile a lead materials inventory and provide notification  prior to water distribution work.

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