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Sustainable water systems in the future will use, treat, store, and reuse water efficiently at a small scale and will blend designs into restorative water hydrologies.

Our current water infrastructure is on the path to failure. Big-pipe, centralized infrastructure for water, stormwater, and wastewater services is not sustainable over the long-term. These municipal systems consume too much water, disrupt too many ecosystems, and use too much energy to move water and wastewater around. Growing populations, increasing land development, and climate change will make these problems much worse.

Decentralized technologies will beautify our cities and towns, stimulate our local economics, and improve our health and environment. Implementing these ideas will require a major change in the way society approaches water systems.