Water Management

Badger Meter issued recertification for security management, data privacy

Badger Meter issued recertification for security management, data privacy

May 27, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Badger Meter, manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, recently announced it was again awarded ISO 27001 recertification and successfully conducted a SOC 2 (Service Organization Control) Type 2 examination of its Information Security Management System (ISMS). Since 2015, Badger Meter has completed an annual ISO 27001 certification andRead More

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

May 25, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Jeff Lipton Challenges Due to COVID-19 As a recent McKinsey study points out, many professional organizations have excess structural capacity due to reduced demand from the COVID-19 crisis. There is an urgent need to rightsize the capital base of operations and convert fixed costs to variable costs as muchRead More

UMS launches ‘Metering-as-a-Service’ offering to drive advanced metering adoption

UMS launches ‘Metering-as-a-Service’ offering to drive advanced metering adoption

May 20, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Raleigh, N.C.-based Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) today announced the general availability of netAMP™ Metering-as-a-Service (MaaS). According to UMS, it’s the water industry’s first subscription-based metering program. The program provides utilities an expedited migration path to advanced metering – delivering all the equipment, meters, software and services to upgrade antiquated infrastructures. EliminatingRead More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

May 18, 2020 at 8:44 am 0 comments

By Kristy Neckowicz I recently read an article from a well-regarded industry veteran who was excited about all the new technologies available to our industry. Everything from big data, IoT to AI and machine learning. I can’t disagree with his enthusiasm as it has been a long-time coming for theRead More

WaterSmart Software acquired by VertexOne

WaterSmart Software acquired by VertexOne

May 15, 2020 at 9:22 am 0 comments

VertexOne, a provider of SaaS solutions to the utility industry, recently announced it has completed the acquisition of WaterSmart Software, a pioneer in the use of behavioral customer engagement and analytics to drive conservation in the water utility industry, with functionality that is directly applicable to both the electric andRead More

120Water to work with Denver Water in lead reduction program

120Water to work with Denver Water in lead reduction program

May 14, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Digital water platform 120Water has been selected by Denver Water for a three-year, $19 million program to help the utility manage its sweeping and proactive Lead Reduction Program. 120Water will facilitate the program’s supply and distribution of pitchers and water filters certified to remove lead as well as its targeted testingRead More

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

May 13, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Brian Sliger, Erik Waligorski, Matoya Darby & Bob Isaac King County’s Eastside Interceptor (ESI) collects the majority of wastewater flows from the Puget Sound Area Cities of Kirkland, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Issaquah, Newcastle and Renton, and conveys it to the County’s South Treatment Plant. This aging reinforced concrete pipeRead More

City-Scale Digital Twins for Flood Resilience

City-Scale Digital Twins for Flood Resilience

May 11, 2020 at 10:17 am 0 comments

By Robert Mankowski Extreme weather events and rising populations are straining existing (and often inadequate) drainage infrastructure in cities around the world, leading to flooding that damages property and infrastructure, impacts human safety and weakens economies. In 2015, the United Nations reported that over the previous decade, floods accounted forRead More

Senate committee approves water recycling investments

Senate committee approves water recycling investments

May 11, 2020 at 10:16 am 0 comments

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee last week passed legislation that will make significant investments in water recycling programs and resources. The two pieces of legislation — America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 — include numerous provisions that will advanceRead More

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

May 11, 2020 at 10:14 am 0 comments

The Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils recently met to approve WSSC Water’s nearly $1.5 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. The approved budget will allow WSSC Water to continue protecting public health by upgrading aging pipes, plants and pumps across both counties to ensure safe, clean drinking water continuesRead More