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Opinion: Set the Record Straight on Water Conservation

Responding to articles linking a drop in water demand to rising water rates, Mary Ann Dickinson of the Alliance for Water Efficiency says misrepresenting that relationship can have a negative effect on conservation efforts.

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In response to articles that have linked a drop in water demand as the cause of rising water rates, Mary Ann Dickinson of the Alliance for Water Efficiency says that misrepresenting that relationship can have a negative effect on conservation efforts. She says that rates will rise irrespective of conservation efforts, and that conservation can actually slow the rise of rates. (National Geographic)

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