ARTH Magazine: Declining U.S. Water Use a Challenge For Models

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From EARTH Magazine, 09/30/2015  --  Water demand in communities nationwide is decreasing due to better efficiency and more effective conservation programs, but also due to demographic shifts that may require a rethink in the way that water usage is modeled. 

In the October issue, EARTH Magazine reports on changes in how U.S. citizens use water, how water usage varies by state, and how demand is no longer as strongly correlated with population growth as it once was. By accurately forecasting water usage over time, cities can make more informed decisions regarding infrastructure, which can save taxpayers money. 

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