Sustainable solutions could also be classified as "essential solutions." Fact is, as the population of our nation continues to grow and more pressure is placed on water resources, sustainability must be the rule, not the exception.
A sustainable solution is one that remains productive without exhausting resources or having a negative impact on the environment. When it comes to water, sustainable solutions may be found in technologies such as water reuse, where wastewater is treated and reused for irrigation, energy generation or agriculture.
Advanced leak detection technologies are helping to reduce the volume of water lost to leaky pipes, creating a way to not only reduce waste, but bolster supply. Acoustic sensors allow professionals to find leaks with sensitive microphones instead of heavy equipment and torn-up pavement. And with 97 percent of the earth's water taking the form of saltwater, there is tremendous opportunity to add to the supply of fresh water through desalination.
The most sustainable solutions can transform the availability and management of resources, especially water.
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