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Archive for August, 2014

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Do You Check Expiration Dates?

Written by Alicia Bowers

My family just finished a bottle of barbecue sauce — that had expired two years ago! A friend had given it to us a month before, and I didn’t notice the expiration date until we had already finished it!. Ironically, I had put the bottle upside-down, to get all the remaining sauce and was just turning it back upright when I noticed the long-ago expiration.

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Bottled-Up Drama: How One Rogue Water Bottle Made a Big Splash

Written by Jill Burdette

Are you familiar with Downton Abbey, a British television drama that first aired in 2010? If not, its fourth season finale earned approximately 8.5 million viewers, and its fifth season is about to start. So if you tune in, you’ll be in good viewing company.

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The “Major Prize” of Measurement

Written by Alan Hinchman

I had the honor of being a presenter at a “Digital Conference” two weeks ago. You know — the type of conference where everyone talks in hashtags and techDigital conferencenology stacks. I had been asked to speak about how Our Water Counts had grown so rapidly into the top non-charity water feed on Twitter.

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That’s the Breaks: What Happens When Water Infrastructure Is Stuck in the Past

Written by Jill Burdette

Last week a water main break in LA got national coverage. What a mess—overWater main 8 million gallons of water lost, and in the middle of a drought. This week another main break, this time in Maryland, caused a loss of 6 million gallons. And several others across the U.S.

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