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Automating 811 Process Saves Time, Improves Compliance for Southern California Water District

Automating 811 Process Saves Time, Improves Compliance for Southern California Water District

May 9, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

East Orange County Water District uses Sedaru Field Force to access and record information on site. The East Orange County Water District (EOCWD) in Southern California is responsible for managing more than 15 square miles of sewer and water service areas for approximately 100,000 residents. Like many smaller utilities, EOCWDRead More

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

Utilities and Tech: Partnering the Way to Success

April 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

By Quinn Jackson-Elliott When public water utilities look to upgrade their infrastructure or provide more modern services to customers, there are plenty of technology companies knocking at their door, each offering new ways to shape or revolutionize the water industry. And while there’s a lot of great technology out thereRead More

Sliplining in Urban Areas

Sliplining in Urban Areas

April 25, 2022 at 8:52 am 0 comments

By Todd Grafenauer With cities needing to replace a vast amount of aging water and sewer infrastructure, many find value in one of the oldest and simplest trenchless technologies of sliplining. The method installs a new pipe inside the existing failing pipeline. The new pipe is typically installed either byRead More

Realistically Planning to Spend Federal Infrastructure Money

Realistically Planning to Spend Federal Infrastructure Money

April 18, 2022 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Joe Crea The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or Infrastructure Bill) promises to inject $1.5 trillion across the country to “rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climateRead More

Unprecedented Federal and State Infrastructure Investment Bodes Well for Nation’s Water, Sewer Assets

Unprecedented Federal and State Infrastructure Investment Bodes Well for Nation’s Water, Sewer Assets

April 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Wayne Hofmann This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which has generated a legacy of improved water quality in our rivers and lakes and healthier drinking water sources while creating significant fiscal challenges for many communities in removing hazardous materials from drinking water and meetingRead More

Commentary: How to Handle the Revised Lead and Copper Rule’s Reputation-Threatening Public Communication Challenges

Commentary: How to Handle the Revised Lead and Copper Rule’s Reputation-Threatening Public Communication Challenges

April 8, 2022 at 7:09 am 0 comments

By Mike McGill On my first day in the Water World in 2007, I was assigned a bit of an unenviable task.  Due in large part to several straight years without rate increases, my utility was heading into the heart of winter knowing its water mains were going to popRead More

How to Prioritize Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

How to Prioritize Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

March 28, 2022 at 6:15 am 0 comments

By Jennifer Glynn We’ve all heard the story before…the single most important issue facing North American municipalities is the renewal or replacement of aging water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. According to recent estimates, more than $600 billion is required to rehabilitate failing infrastructure within the next five years. Many municipalitiesRead More

Commentary: For Better Water System Security, We Need More Carrots, Not Sticks

Commentary: For Better Water System Security, We Need More Carrots, Not Sticks

March 2, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Charlie Moskowitz It has been another record-breaking year for cybersecurity incidents. According to Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) research, data breaches in just the first nine months of 2021 surpassed all breaches in 2020 by 17 percent. Many of these incidents have been met with a collective shrug fromRead More

Commentary: How Engagement on Federal Infrastructure Funding Is Playing Out Locally

Commentary: How Engagement on Federal Infrastructure Funding Is Playing Out Locally

February 28, 2022 at 8:27 am 0 comments

By Ahmed Badruddin Both the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (infrastructure bill) represent landmark moments in the U.S. infrastructure industry. Their impact on business development and strategic planning is unlike anything we’ve seen in our 10 years serving the water industry. In particular,Read More

Asset Management: Keys to Maximizing Return on Investment in Concrete Assets

Asset Management: Keys to Maximizing Return on Investment in Concrete Assets

February 24, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

By Edward Faust, Ross Smith & Joseph Greiner According to the Global Cement and Concrete Association, concrete is the most used man-made material on the planet. This should come as no surprise. Its strength, durability, resilience, safety and affordability have contributed to its use in much of the world thatRead More