NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

October 11, 2021

In the wake of the global pandemic and among other pressing challenges facing the water utility sector, resilience has emerged as a top issue. To highlight this, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) are co-hosting the 2021 Water Utility ResilienceRead More

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

NACWA, AMWA to partner for Water Utility Resilience Forum in Miami

October 11, 2021

In the wake of the global pandemic and among other pressing challenges facing the water utility sector, resilience has emerged as a top issue. To highlight this, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) are co-hosting the 2021 Water Utility ResilienceRead More

The Financing Gap: Re-examining the Role of Private Financing & P3s

The Financing Gap: Re-examining the Role of Private Financing & P3s

October 26, 2021

By Bastien Simeon The pressure to invest in water infrastructure is steadily increasing due to aging assets, more stringent standards, climate change and urbanization, while the global crisis has left many governments and municipalities over-indebted. They are therefore looking to push more responsibility for financing water assets onto the utilities,Read More

Cities Turn to Tech to Find New Ways to Optimize Meters, Recover Revenue

Cities Turn to Tech to Find New Ways to Optimize Meters, Recover Revenue

October 18, 2021

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott Every day brings a new headline that reinforces the severity of the drought in the Western United States: Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States and part of a system that supplies water to at least 40 million people across seven states and northern Mexico,Read More

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

October 11, 2021

By Greg Baird In asking the question, “How much should I spend on pipe condition assessments?” one must first ask about the design, construction, installation and inspection of the pipeline. Pipe Installation Considerations If you did not install pipes correctly, you are already, on average, losing 20 to 50 percentRead More

Cities Turn to Tech to Find New Ways to Optimize Meters, Recover Revenue

Cities Turn to Tech to Find New Ways to Optimize Meters, Recover Revenue

October 18, 2021

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott Every day brings a new headline that reinforces the severity of the drought in the Western United States: Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States and part of a system that supplies water to at least 40 million people across seven states and northern Mexico,Read More

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

October 11, 2021

By Greg Baird In asking the question, “How much should I spend on pipe condition assessments?” one must first ask about the design, construction, installation and inspection of the pipeline. Pipe Installation Considerations If you did not install pipes correctly, you are already, on average, losing 20 to 50 percentRead More

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October 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Doug Hatler The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals for global development to the year 2030 (Figure 1). They are a non-binding framework that provides countries, organizations and communities with aspirational goals to work toward. The SDGs are not mutually exclusive. They relyRead More

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October 26, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Bastien Simeon The pressure to invest in water infrastructure is steadily increasing due to aging assets, more stringent standards, climate change and urbanization, while the global crisis has left many governments and municipalities over-indebted. They are therefore looking to push more responsibility for financing water assets onto the utilities,Read More

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October 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

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MCD flood protection levees in downtown Dayton at the RiverScape MetroPark.

Miami Conservancy District Embraces Data Management in the Cloud

October 25, 2021 at 9:10 am 0 comments

By Michael Casey Miami Conservancy District (MCD) was created in response to the devastating floods of 1913 when the Great Miami River burst its banks, killing 360 people and devastating the Dayton region of Ohio. Under the engineering direction of Arthur Morgan, MCD built a comprehensive flood protection system thatRead More

Columbus, Brown and Caldwell set for ‘pioneering’ wastewater acid digestion project

Columbus, Brown and Caldwell set for ‘pioneering’ wastewater acid digestion project

October 25, 2021 at 8:53 am 0 comments

The City of Columbus has engaged a team led by Brown and Caldwell to deliver professional design services for a new and improved acid phase digestion system at its Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant (SWWTP). The SWWTP is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country, situated onRead More

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October 25, 2021 at 8:35 am 0 comments

According to new research conducted by global research agency Opinium on behalf of American Water, Americans underestimate the amount of what they use daily by 90 percent. Most believe they use less than 100 gallons of water each day, when the actual number is more than 2,000 gallons on average (according to WaterRead More

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October 18, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott Every day brings a new headline that reinforces the severity of the drought in the Western United States: Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States and part of a system that supplies water to at least 40 million people across seven states and northern Mexico,Read More

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October 15, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The name Walla Walla means “many waters.” Unfortunately, the city was losing more than 30 percent of its water annually due to failing pipes and aging meters. That’s when they began their journey toward long-term improvement by transitioning to a smart utility network from Sensus, a Xylem brand. “We’re one of theRead More

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

October 15, 2021 at 7:16 am 0 comments

As California faces recurring drought, dry conditions and challenges to water reliability, the Orange County Water District continues to take bold action to implement local water supply projects, as well as support the creation of new water supplies throughout the state. Recently, the OCWD Board of Directors voted to adoptRead More

ASTERRA to host Vessel, first U.S. leak-finding dog, at WEFTEC 

ASTERRA to host Vessel, first U.S. leak-finding dog, at WEFTEC 

October 14, 2021 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

ASTERRA, a division of Utilis, is hosting a surprising new player in the leak detection game at WEFTEC 2021: a black retriever named Vessel, the first dog to be trained to detect water leaks in the United States. For her potable water-saving efforts, Vessel will be receiving well-deserved celebratory patsRead More