Majority of Operators Want COVID-19 Vaccine
Two-thirds of workers in the water and wastewater industry have said they will get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them, according to a new survey. The Water and Wastewater Digest magazine survey also revealed that one in five did not want to be vaccinated, while 13% said they were still undecided.
Of those who wanted to get the vaccine, the primary reason was to protect friends and family and speed up a return to normal life. The 20% who did not want to be vaccinated cited already having had the virus or insufficient evidence of a vaccine’s success as the primary drivers of their decision.
Water Body Urges Partnering Approach to W/WW Management
The US Water Alliance, an umbrella group representing utilities and private water/wastewater companies, has identified utility partnerships and consolidations as one of the five key solutions to transforming water and wastewater management in a post COVID-19 era.
In their latest report, “Recovering Stronger”, the organization urges partnerships between smaller cities, private enterprise and consolidation as the way forward to maximize transformation within the 40,000 community water systems that serve fewer than 3,300 people.
It’s something PeopleService already facilitates, helping neighboring communities to come together and share resources to minimize cost and maximize efficiency.
And Finally: Think About It…
If everyone in the U.S. flushed the toilet just one less time per day, we could save a lake full of water about one mile long, one mile wide and four feet deep.