Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Crucial step

Washington WWTP increases awareness about water

The education center features water-centric artworks, including this installation near the entrance, which uses the language of household plumbing products to channel stormwater from the roof to the rock bed below. BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER

Green Building & Design Magazine

Green Building & Design Magazine

Woodinville, Washington’s Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant, possibly the most sophisticated and certainly the most beautiful sewer plant ever built, turns the mystery of wastewater on its head. Since opening in 2011, the place has become so popular that it regularly hosts classes and even serves as an event venue for weddings.

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Idaho takes action to protect Teton River

Teton Valley News

Idaho may soon implement new pollution limits to help protect the Teton River. After conducting more in-depth monitoring than usual, and being prompted by concerns from citizens, the Department of Environmental Quality will implement the new rules as part of a statewide review of its 2003 water standards.

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U.S. water use at lowest levels since before 1970

U.S. Geological Survey

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a USGS report, about 355 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.

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