Big Changes

Posted on March 22nd, 2010 by Phil in Cool Stuff, Phil Says, Rainwater Recovery News

And I mean BIG changes.
First off, Rainwater’s Waltham office has been closed up and the Rainwater team have moved to Brookline. Specifically, the Geosyntec office in Brookline. Yes, that’s right. Geosyntec Consultants has acquired Rainwater Recovery.
Geosyntec is an exciting place to be right now, with so many smart and innovative people working on hundreds of [...]

The October 19, 2009 Water Efficiency Newsletter ran a fascinating piece entitled ‘Drought, Demand, and the GW  Bogeyman.’ The message is compelling: In short, studies are showing that water shortages in the southeastern U.S. (think metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia and neighboring states) have less to do with drought conditions than they do with prolonged mismanagement of the [...]

By Executive Order, President Obama this week extended the Federal government’s commitment to sustainable design and environmental performance for government facilities by setting sustainability goals for all Federal agencies. The Order set specific, although rather extended, milestones for achieving water savings as well as energy, waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Most notable for the water and [...]

Water spotters

Posted on June 22nd, 2009 by Phil in Phil Says

A San Diego, CA suburb has come up with an ingenious approach to enforcing water conservation regulations: the Neighborhood Watch Program!
At the risk of pitting neighbor against neighbor, the City of Poway, California has instituted a web- and phone- based reporting system for residents to report water wasting practices such as sprinklers operating during rain [...]

By issuing a State of Emergency Proclamation on Friday 2/27/09,  the Governor has formally declared a state of emergency for the State of California due to the protracted drought being experienced by the state.  The proclamation includes  18 directives and 3 requests for coordination and cooperation among various stakeholders, many of which directly or indirectly [...]


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