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Why are water costs rising across the U.S.?

Each glass of water, shower or flush costs far more than it did just eight years ago — and your water is bill is likely to go up again in 2019.

The average water and sewer bill in 50 cities jumped 3.6% this year, marking the eighth consecutive year of increases, according to a recent annual study from Bluefield Research. Since 2012, water bills have surged 31%, outpacing inflation.

This year, the typical household will pay $104 per month for water and wastewater services, the Boston-based company said. That's a faster pace than increases in prices for most groceries or gasoline, based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Most commonly asked questions regarding waterless urinals

As the oldest manufacturer of waterless urinals in North America, Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co., says he has heard just about every question imaginable about the devices.

Years ago, he says, the questions were more elementary, like:

•   How do they work?
•   How much water can they save?
•   How do you use them? 

However, today, building owners know more about waterless urinals and have “far more weighty questions.”

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Time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required to accelerate climate action.

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The SRA made the comments in the foreword to edie’s new insight report on the hospitality and leisure industry, which outlines how the sector can achieve a sustainable future – and ties into the Mission Possible campaign.

The SRA's chief executive Andrew Stephen, said: “If the environmental externalities of our recipes were priced in, then our menus would look very different and price out most of the ‘food citizens’ that we call consumers.


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Urinals have some suprising facts

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Urinals are not something we think about very often - women, probably never - but the truth is that urinals have a long and storied history and women have played a role in its evolution.
 
"For instance, it is believed that a woman actually invented the first urinal during the civil war," says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co, Inc. "However, in the 1800's women could not register a patent, so Andrew Rankin followed her and was awarded the first urinal patent in 1886."
 
Reichardt lists some other surprising urinal facts such as the following:
 
 • The oldest waterless urinal was found a few years back in Sri Lanka. The urinal dates back to the 9th century.
 
 • The U.S. industrial revolution made urinals famous. Factories hired hundreds of men, which meant large areas of the factory floor had to be designated for restrooms. By installing urinals, less restroom space was necessary.

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