Thursday, August 6, 2015

Williston's effluent way of measuring an oil bust

Sewage flow becomes Williston's oil bust indicator.  (Reuters, 8/6/2015)
Williston, North Dakota, has seen its population drop about 6 percent since last summer, according to wastewater data relied upon heavily by city planning officials.

They turned to measuring effluent because it was a much faster and more accurate way to track population than alternatives such as construction permits, school enrollment, tax receipts or airport boardings.

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First Bank of Baldwin: The Williston North Dakota connection.  (3/18/2015) 
For the good times.  (2/9/2015)
Experiencing "testosterone overload", Williston North Dakota sees a boom in sex, drugs, and crime to go along with a population boom.  (2/8/2015)
The most expensive place to live in the U.S.  (2/25/2014)
Boom and bust in Montana and North Dakota.  (12/1/2013)

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