24 Aug '12, 10pm

How companies are coping with water risks

How companies are coping with water risks

With at least 60 percent of the United States now experiencing drought conditions, companies are focusing more than ever on intelligent water usage. They are opting to conserve and to work with their watershed stakeholders to keep costs down and avoid potential compliance and reputational problems. The price of water has jumped an average of 18 percent since 2010 and 7 percent over last year in 30 major cities -- the 20 largest ones plus 10 regionally representative ones, according to Circle of Blue, a water research and information organization. Rates have risen highest this year in Chicago, by almost 25 percent. Water rates are rising faster than inflation in the United States, not to mention faster than those of most other utility services, including gas, electricity, and telephone, said the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University. Prices for garbage ...

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