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How Water Scarcity Impacts Regulations and Why It Matters to Utility Companies

Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is an issue in some local governments. Water is an essential part of human and ecological health. It also plays an important role in a range of industries, including agriculture, sanitation, recreation, food and beverage, and much more. The public understands the importance of water, but many don’t realize it’s a limited resource. Water shortages lead to conflict as competition grows to obtain diminishing resources for use. As a result, utility companies rely on local water regulations to ensure their services run smoothly. Read below to learn how this industry is impacted by water regulation.


How Utility Companies and Water Impact Each Other

When people think of energy, they picture coal, gas, solar, and wind power. But, water is another essential resource used in energy power. Due to scarcity, it’s leading to more competition amongst utility companies and reducing their overall profits. Furthermore, due to their continued usage of the resource, utility companies are depleting and contaminating local water supplies. This causes the business to look for another source of water and is often objected by local communities and governments. As a result, State and local governments implement laws to protect and maintain the water in their region. 


Water Scarcity Becomes a Local Issue

To protect their water resources from overconsumption, local governments adopt regulations designed to maintain safe effective standards. As a result, municipalities are beginning to implement regulations to promote sustainable solutions. This may include:

  • Setting limits for consumption and pollution in certain bodies of water
  • Establishing water footprint benchmarks
  • Government agencies can engage with businesses to encourage efficiency and transparent in their water use
  • Educate citizens on their water footprint and ways they can reduce it

This is only a fraction of what local government agencies are adopting and thinking of for their communities. Because of this, utility companies must abide by these regulations.


Utility Companies Must Stay on Top of Local Water Regulations

Water shortages have influenced local governments to adopt new regulations to maintain efficiency standards for their water supply. Making it important for utility companies to stay current with the laws and regulations of the areas they operate. To ensure they don’t miss out on important meetings or updates to local regulations, utility companies must find a way to successfully monitor local government activities.


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Regulations are always changing, and utility companies must stay on top of policies that could impact their operations. With the Agenda Discovery software, every business can ensure they are alerted of any meetings, agendas, or regulations that could affect their industry. By simply following keywords relating to your industry, your business will benefit from greater government transparency. Request a demo today and see how our software can enhance your business. 


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