Water Management

Saving Water in Silicon Valley: San Jose Water uses permanent leak detection to address water loss

Saving Water in Silicon Valley: San Jose Water uses permanent leak detection to address water loss

January 13, 2020 at 11:34 am 0 comments

For many cities throughout the country, severe drought conditions have reduced water sources, making water an even more invaluable commodity. San Jose Water was faced with such a challenge after one of the worst droughts to the region in U.S. history. After a successful pilot program, the utility selected EchoShore-DXRead More

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

January 13, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Under legislation approved by the House of Representatives last week, the U.S. EPA would be given two years to finalize a drinking water regulation for two common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The measure, the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535), would also put in place an expedited processRead More

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

NAWC names Gere chairman for 2020

January 13, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Andy Gere, president and chief operating officer of San Jose Water, has been named chairman of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) for 2020. Gere previously held the role of vice chairman at NAWC. NAWC represents regulated water and wastewater companies, as well as those engaging in partnerships with municipalRead More

Plastics Pipe Institute names new executive director

Plastics Pipe Institute names new executive director

January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has named David M. Fink as its new president and executive director effective at the end of January 2020. Fink, a veteran of the plastics pipe industry, previously served as the chairman of the PPI Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019, and hasRead More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Spring Series

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Spring Series

January 6, 2020 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Spring 2020 series. The Spring series will offer four weekly sessions throughout the month of May and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr at afarr@benjaminmedia.com by January 31. TheRead More

Tennessee utility contracts Itron for smart water project

Tennessee utility contracts Itron for smart water project

January 3, 2020 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. recently signed a contract to modernize the water distribution system at Consolidated Utility District (CUDRC) of Rutherford County, Tennessee. The utility will install Itron smart water communication modules throughout their 1,400 miles of water lines. CUDRC will leverage Itron’s network to improve operational efficiency, monitor water loss andRead More

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

January 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October released its long-awaited proposal for the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The proposal includes many far-reaching provisions that, if put into law, will have a lasting impact on how water utilities in the United States address leadRead More

San Jose Water applies for AMI investment

San Jose Water applies for AMI investment

January 2, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

San Jose Water announced last month it had filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) throughout its service area. AMI technology includes advanced meters that can take up to hourly readings daily, along with a data transmission system to provide waterRead More

Assessing the Return on Investment of AMI

Assessing the Return on Investment of AMI

December 18, 2019 at 11:30 am 0 comments

By David Rubin Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is widely considered to be the gold standard in modern communications networks among utilities of all kinds. It provides myriad advantages over older Automated Meter Reading (AMR) systems, from providing regular and timely meter reads to its ability to accommodate two-way communications. AMIRead More

How to Evaluate Connectivity Options for Smart Water Meters in the IoT Age

How to Evaluate Connectivity Options for Smart Water Meters in the IoT Age

December 18, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

The promise of connected smart meters has been discussed for years, and many utilities have used mobile reading solutions for years, but only a few are starting to look seriously at the implementation of fixed network connectivity, especially in North America and Europe. Wireless connectivity is more widely seen asRead More