Tantalizing tales about toilets – News on TAP

World Toilet Day spotlights global sanitary issues. But we can also celebrate with some light-hearted facts.

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Paying for a five-year, $1.3 billion capital plan – News on TAP

Denver Water’s fair approach to balancing water rates avoids rate shock and prepares the system for the future.

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Why Denver water costs more in the ’burbs – News on TAP

History, usage and development determines water pricing for customers outside city boundaries.

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Investing in the heart of a water utility – News on TAP

Major projects underway to upgrade water treatment facilities and benefit 1.4 million people in the Denver metro area.

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Decision point: Where to build a new state-of-the-art treatment plant – News on TAP

From mines to wetlands and hills to homes, finding the perfect spot for the Northwater facility wasn’t easy.

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Millennials gain hands-on experience – News on TAP

Local youth corps learn leadership and technical skills, while helping Denver Water steward our resources.

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New ADWR “Story Map” Uses High-Tech Imagery To Tell Story Of Willcox Area Land Subsidence

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Since the dawn of modern science – since Copernicus struggled to bring around 16th century skeptics to his evidence of a heliocentric solar system – illustrating complex science to a general audience has proved challenging.

A century or so after Copernicus, Galileo and his famous telescope would (eventually, at least) help illustrate the Polish astronomer’s claim that the earth revolved around the sun, as opposed to the other way around.

Proving, in other words, that images matter. Text is good. Text and way-cool images? Even better.

Following in Galileo’s footsteps, researchers in the Arizona Department of Water Resources’ Hydrology Division have developed one of the department’s most visually appealing presentations ever:

A “story map” depicting land subsidence in the Willcox Groundwater Basin, where ADWR recently completed work on a comprehensive groundwater-flow model.

Focusing on the prevalence of land subsidence in the Willcox Basin, the story map…

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