High-Tech Fire Hydrants Will Tap Into Smart Grid to Save Water

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Photo via D’Arcy Norman

When talking about the water crisis, we usually pinpoint things like low-flow shower heads and drought tolerant landscaping in households, or the overuse of water in manufacturing or agriculture. But what gets far less attention is the water infrastructure right under our city streets. Aging, cracked, rife with problems, urban water systems are the source of a significant amount of water loss, with leaks going undetected and unfixed for ages. But there’s one barely-noticed tool that can help us change all that — the fire …Read the full story on TreeHugger