Water and Wastes Digest Archive


February 2009
The Wellington Oro Mine in Summit County, Colo., actively produced silver, gold, lead and zinc from the late 1880s to the 1970s, eventually ceasing operations in 1972. The mine site was producing acid mine drainage, a process that occurs at approximately...
As is all too common these days, the infrastructure of the piping system at the Clark County Water Reclamation District (WRD) in Las Vegas has been crumbling. In 2007, Doug Drury, deputy director of the Clark County WRD, said the district began a...
On May 13, 2008, a public-private partnership in the city of Loma Linda, Calif., took the next step in an 11-year process to improve the local water system. That is when Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s leading aerospace companies, transferred to the...
“A cynic is one who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing,” wrote Oscar Wilde. When it comes to water infrastructure, we need more enthusiasm and less cynicism. Investing in these often unseen and chronically underappreciated community...
While vacationing in Mexico last month, I met a friendly Canadian from Calgary who—among general conversations about the sunny weather and great food—happened to mention that there are a number of areas in Alberta where there is no water metering in...

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