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Investing in New Jersey’s Infrastructure for Reliability

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Historic underinvestment in out-of-sight, out-of-mind water infrastructure has contributed to a dramatic state of disrepair across the nation. Much of our nation’s infrastructure was laid in the late 1800′s. According to the U.S. EPA, $354 billion is needed nationwide to revitalize our essential water infrastructure. New Jersey is no exception. A report by Facing OurRead the Rest...

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Earth Day: Time for (Environmental) Spring Cleaning

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Out of sight, out of mind. It’s a misguided approach which has harmed our environment since at least the Industrial Revolution. It’s allowed manufacturers to bury chemical waste by the barrel load, for cities to use rivers as sewers, for the country to neglect underground water infrastructure, and for individuals to use everything beyond theirRead the Rest...

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Safety First: Call in before digging in

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  It’s beginning to look a lot like springtime! And that means it’s time to work outdoors and tackle many “do it yourself” DIY projects around the house and neighborhood. Are you planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Hiring a contractor? Wait! Here’s what you need to knowRead the Rest...

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United Water Women “Lean In”

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Are you one of the 1.5 million people – men and women – who have read Lean In or one of the 419,000 followers of Lean In on Facebook?  If not, you may be aware that Facebook COO and self-made billionaire Sheryl Sandberg released a book in 2013 that launched a movement and sparked discussionsRead the Rest...

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Employee volunteer group to contribute expertise to water and sanitation crisis in Haiti

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As we mark another World Water Day, the statistics remain astounding; globally, 768 million people do not have an adequate source of drinking water and 2.5 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. Among those are 4 million Haitians who lack access to clean water and 8 million who lack improved sanitation. Haiti is consideredRead the Rest...

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Leaving nothing to waste in Edmonton

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Hunting practices that use all of a hunted animal’s body parts so as to leave no waste come to mind when you hear about the state-of-the-art waste management operations – or lifestyle really – that exist in Alberta, Canada’s capital city of Edmonton. Our Canadian sister company, SENA Waste Services, is excited to have beenRead the Rest...

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An Interview with Author James Salzman on the History of Drinking Water: Part II

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  The United Water Blog sat down with Professor Jim Salzman from Duke University to speak about his new book, Drinking Water: A History.  We’re both water wonks who have an interest in bringing important information about the most essential public service – water – to a general audience.  And that is exactly what hisRead the Rest...

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An Interview with Author James Salzman on the History of Drinking Water: Part I

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The United Water Blog sat down with Professor Jim Salzman from Duke University to speak about his new book, Drinking Water: A History. We’re both water wonks who have an interest in bringing important information about the most essential public service – water – to a general audience. And that is exactly what his newRead the Rest...

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Preparing for New Jersey’s Super Bowl and Providing Reliable Water Service

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A great deal of preparedness work goes on behind the scenes to host an event that the world is watching.  From our vantage point – we’ve done our job well when we go undetected and have a boring, uneventful night. (We didn’t expect The Broncos and The Seahawks to do the same.  We plead notRead the Rest...

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Results of Super Bowl “big flush” — not so big this year

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In the water world, it is widely known that a “Big Flush” happens at Super Bowl halftime.  So goes the urban legend of water and wastewater treatment operators:  a major spike in water use has traditionally occurred when people collectively rush to the toilet during halftime so as not to miss any crucial moments ofRead the Rest...

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