Develop a Sustainable Water Loss Reduction Strategy

April 26, 2012 — 952 views  
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There are many benefits to water loss reduction - particularly because this program can deliver significant economic and environmental differences. While forming an effective strategy might seem challenging, understanding the benefits may help you develop a proactive approach to water loss.

Clean water is critical to good health, so when it is unavailable there could be several detrimental consequences. For example, people could be at greater risk of illness, and local crops are less likely to stay productive without water. Creating a sustainable water loss reduction plan is crucial to cities and towns nationwide, giving them the opportunity to access water in emergencies.

For example, roughly 18,000 residents in Alabama were left without municipal water service for 12 days after below-freezing temperatures led to water main breaks and residential water pipes bursting in February 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and National Guard provided emergency water to the affected communities.

You can develop a plan to handle situations like these. Whether it's creating strategies to reduce the risk of water main breaks or helping national organizations provide water in emergencies, these programs can benefit your organization's operations in a variety of ways.