Monday, March 27, 2017

Loss report

How leaky is your water utility? DWR explains new law

Todd Thompson, a senior engineer at the California Department of Water Resources, is in charge of drafting regulations for water suppliers to conduct water loss audits. TODD THOMPSON for Water Deeply

Water Deeply

Water Deeply

It's long been known that water distribution systems have leaks, and most utilities work to correct those leaks aggressively, because they also represent lost revenue. But how much do water distribution systems leak? A new state law requires large California water utilities to begin reporting losses in their distribution systems. Todd Thompson of the Department of Water Resources explains the process.

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Why this town's water costs more than average

KQED San Francisco

In his 100-day action plan, President Trump proposed privatization as the best strategy for fixing the country's infrastructure, including roads, bridges and water systems. That's already happened in Lucerne and other small towns throughout California — but it's not working out so well for some families, who are paying up to three times the average cost for a typical household.

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Updating state's quest to preserve Salton Sea

KPCC Pasadena & Palm Springs Desert Sun

The largest lake in the state of California could soon finally be on its way to recovery after years of delays and hand-wringing. Supports say the plan is long overdue and a step in the direction of finally resolving the expensive environmental crisis at the Salton Sea. Critics that no one knows how the restoration will be paid for.

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