Retrofit Hybrid Technology Splashes into Market

As sustainable building design has evolved, the market has moved to minimize water consumption through decreasing the volume of urinal fixture flush rates. What was once a forceful flush of 1 or 2 gallons, has now become a trickling of a pint of water through a building’s infrastructure- ultimately creating unanticipated performance issues in a system built for Continue Reading

California Misses Water Savings Target

Last April, Gov. Jerry Brown called for a statewide water-savings mandate of 25%. During the four months following this mandate, Californians quickly adapted to the new conservation requirements. But as temperatures have dropped, conservation has stalled. This February, for the first time since the mandate began, urban water users have missed the conservation goal. With California going into Continue Reading

Unlocking the Mystery of Purple Pipes

Across the United States, utility companies in large urban areas are bringing recycled water directly to consumers’ homes and commercial sites through recently introduced “Purple Pipes”. Color-coded pipes are used by utility companies to reduce the chances of accidental cross-connections within plumbing and piping infrastructures. Colors often have various symbolic meanings: blue pipes indicate potable water, green Continue Reading

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