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Reuse has been widely implemented in recent years, but many times capital cost is a barrier to implementing reuse systems. Even after overcoming capital cost, water suppliers are sometimes at a loss when determining appropriate rate structures for reuse customers that will benefit both the customers and the supplier.

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Manual M1 Principles of Water Rates, Fees, and Charges has long been the gold standard for water suppliers in determining what rates to...

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Earlier this month, leaders from across the globe agreed to a public-private water innovation strategy that addresses the “supply of our nation’s water resources and calls on private sector and other stakeholder groups to help significantly scale up research and investment in water efficiency solutions.” The two-part approach aims to 1) Boost water sustainability and long-term water security by increasing use of water-efficient and -reuse technologies 2) Promote and invest in breakthrough research and development that will reduce the price, energy costs, and emissions requirements of new...

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Co-authored by Nick Landes

WateReuse, an organization focused on alternative water supply development, developed a Global Connections Map, which “spotlights some of the ways in which water is used and reused across the globe for potable reuse.”

Featured on the map:...

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As people across the globe join together to celebrate Earth Day, many minds often turn to how we can make a difference and make the world a better place to live. For Freese and Nichols, improving quality of life is a topic on our minds daily. While our projects and employees embrace sustainability in a variety of ways, through low-impact development, reuse, energy efficiency, and other means, we are linked by a single, uniting interpretation.

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Last month, Freese and Nichols attended the annual Water Reuse in Texas conference in Houston. David Jackson, P.E., BCEE, Water/Wastewater Treatment Group Manager, presented an update on the City of Cleburne’s water reuse program. Freese and Nichols has assisted the City with the development of their reuse program since its inception in 1997 and was recently selected to help with expansion of the program to provide additional industrial supply and indirect potable reuse....

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