Blog  /  July 2018

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Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?

By Jim Lauria -- Water Business Leader, Mazzei Injector Company LLC

Talk about making waves.  Cryptocurrency—digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks—have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months.  The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

Cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise and market turbulence have challenged people to think hard about what confers value.  Cryptocurrency proudly leaves gold and silver standards, and even the faith in national economies that buoys other currencies, in the dust.  Instead, it is intimately tied with what I call the water standard.

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Q2 2018 Regional Roundup: Part 3/3

By The SplashLink Team

This blog series examines major trends and newsworthy events that occurred in the US water industry during the second quarter of 2018.  The third part of the series focuses on activity within the Midwest/Great Lakes and Central Plains regions of the US, as well as grant and funding information related to the water industry.

 

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Q2 2018 Regional Roundup: Part 2/3

By The SplashLink Team

This blog series examines major trends and newsworthy events that occurred in the US water industry during the second quarter of 2018.  The second part of the series focuses on activity within the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and South regions of the US.  Also check out part three of the series, which covers the Midwest/Great Lakes and Central Plains regions, as well as grant and funding information related to the US water industry. 

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Q2 2018 Regional Roundup: Part 1/3

By The SplashLink Team

This blog series examines major trends and newsworthy events that occurred in the US water industry during the second quarter of 2018.  The first part of the series focuses on activity within the Southwest and West regions of the US.  Also check out part two of the series, which covers the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and South regions of the US; and part three of the series, which covers the Midwest/Great Lakes and Central Plains regions of the US, as well as grant and funding information related to the water industry.

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Pumps and Valves – Who needs ‘sexy’?!

By Lee Ann Woods, Walnut Ridge Group

Pumps and valves are 'not very sexy', you say; well... who needs 'sexy' when you can save money, save energy, save the environment, AND create jobs?!

WATER EFFICIENCY is critical to the sustainability of a water systems’ development and management.  Some water utilities estimate that they are only billing for 50% (or less) of the water that they treat and pump to distribution.  Some studies estimate that up to 5.9 billion gallons of non-revenue water loss occurs daily across the US.  The right tools, materials, and systems support a reduction of water loss.  Flow management and leak reduction saves a great deal of water every year.  Without efficiency, you’re operating at a loss.  It’s that simple.  It’s basic.  It’s…boring?  Hardly.

 

 

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