The Case for Fixing the Leaks: Protecting people and saving water while supporting economic growth in the Great Lakes region

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November 18, 2013

By Danielle Gallet, Harriet Festing.

Every day, nearly six billion gallons of expensive, treated water is simply lost. Why? Crumbling infrastructure. Leaky, aging pipes and outdated systems are wasting an estimated 14 to 18 percent of our nation’s daily water use. At the same time, water utility rates are rising. Through new research, education and awareness, technical assistance, and supportive policies, CNT is working to help utilities across the Great Lakes states adopt improved water management practices. Foreword by David B. LaFrance, Executive Director of the American Water Works Association.

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