28 Jul '11, 4pm
Slashing Water Waste with Smart Software Could Save Billions of Dollars : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger
Slashing Water Waste with Smart Software Could Save Billions of Dollars Photo: Flickr , CC "Any industry that mislays 25-30% of its product in the process of delivering it might reasonably be thought to have a problem." Between the water treatment plant and the tap in your kitchen, a lot can happen to water. Old pipes sometimes have slow leaks that are hard to detect, and sometimes there are bigger leaks that can waste a lot of potable water in a short time. According to a World Bank report published a few years ago, these leaks cost at least $14 billion a year. View the entire comment thread.