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Inside New York City's $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

Inside New York City's $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

The Delaware Aqueduct has been leaking 15-35 million gallons of water since the 1990s! To make repairs to the 85-mile aqueduct, it is predicted to take $1.2 billion dollars for structural fixes, $900 million to supply the city with water during the reconstruction period and to be completed by 2022.

The Cost of Water Waste

The Cost of Water Waste

Did you know that a toilet with a malfunction can result in $556 a year in water waste? That number could drastically increase if you have repair costs to pay because of damage caused by a leak. Consider that if you are a building owner that has more than one running toilet! With the cost of water rising, those numbers could significantly increase depending on what city you are in. FirstDrops™ could detect those running toilets before they cost you!

Fix a Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week

WaterSense is a great resource to learn how to tell if your household or business is losing money by paying for water that is going down the drain. Minor water leaks result in 1 trillion gallons of water waste a year! FirstDrops™ could be the solution that monitors your water consumption and detects leaks before they cost you money.

Price of Water 2018: Utilities Revise Household Water Rates Formula

Price of Water 2018: Utilities Revise Household Water Rates Formula

The price of residential water continues to increase, about 3.3% for a family of four, but a slower increase than we have seen in years. There is a more drastic rise in California’s water rates at about 7% due to environmental causes like the five year drought and attempting to reverse water pollution. There has been a decrease in the consumption of water which has slowed the rise in water rates, but as a result utility companies are adding a fixed rate on water bills.