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Social Media Should Be Added To Your Congressional Tool Box

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With Water Week now upon us, the time has come to think about ways to reach out to members of Congress and their staff.  One thing is clear from a recent survey on preferred methods of communication for congressional staffers: There is absolutely no one-size-fits-all method.  With services like Facebook and Twitter allowing elected officials […]

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How DC Water Made a Bad Day Better Using Social Media

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Imagine if in the midst of rush hour during the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, a water main break occurs in the middle of a major metropolitan area, completely inundating a large section of the public transportation system and affecting tens of thousands of commuters.
This nightmare actually occurred in our nation’s capital […]

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Utility of the Future: Facing Historic Drought, California Focuses on Water Reuse

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In the face of California’s driest year in the state’s history, Governor Jerry Brown officially declared a State of Emergency in February. A $687 million drought relief bill signed by Gov. Brown on March 1, allocates funding and resources for the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) to develop water reuse projects which would […]

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I Know the Value of Water . . . Do You?

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Most of us don’t give much thought to the role water plays in our daily lives – much less realize that the apple we snacked on this afternoon was the result of 19 gallons of water, or that glass of wine we enjoyed with dinner last night took a whopping 32 gallons of water to […]

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These are a Few of Our Favorite {Virtual} Things

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Maria von Trapp wasn’t the only one to have a list – ours are just more virtual!  We’ve spent the better part of the summer coming up with our favorite places accessible from your computer or mobile device, and we’re sure that you’re already aware that Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter are worth checking out.  […]

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Social Media: A Missed Opportunity?

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It’s no secret that clean water agencies have been slower to embrace social media than most other industries, including service-providers. Which is a shame, because by not taking advantage of the power of social media clean water agencies are missing out on some great opportunities.

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