Mandates Needed to Spur Water Tech

Moresco, Justin
March 2009
Red Herring;3/12/2009, p1
Trade Publication
The article emphasizes the significance of mandates to the water industry in the U.S. and other countries. The author argues that mandates could lure startups into the water business and could also increase investments on water utilities. If national or state governments mandated that water utilities reduced their per capita use or recycled a growing percentage of their water over time, the author notes that technological solutions would be in higher demand and innovation could increase. However, he notes that mandates would cost utilities money, which they could pass onto consumers.


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