Water Management

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021 at 10:29 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

April 12, 2021 at 10:23 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2021 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of April 28 with Session 1, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting new trends and approaches, as well as industry-wide initiatives for asset management as they relate to the modern water utility. The datesRead More

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

EPA announces $67 million stormwater grant program

April 5, 2021 at 8:32 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $67 million in grant funding through the new Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant program. This funding will support public health and environmental protections by helping states and cities improve stormwater management to address sewer overflows and reduceRead More

Utilis launches MasterPlan for water utility asset management  

Utilis launches MasterPlan for water utility asset management  

April 5, 2021 at 7:42 am 0 comments

Utilis has announced the launch of MasterPlan, a new condition assessment tool capable of assessing an entire pipe system using multiple images taken months apart. The launch comes shortly after the company received a new investment of $6 million by Beringea, as part of Utilis’ strategy to release multiple productsRead More

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Greensboro, N.C., Makes Quick Repair on 100-Year-Old Pipe

April 1, 2021 at 10:24 am 0 comments

By Vince McCaffrey Mike Strader is the construction and maintenance supervisor for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina (population roughly 295,000). The city’s water infrastructure is made up of 1,500 miles of public water mains with 33,000 valves and 15,000 hydrants. Most of the pipes are constructed with cast iron, ductileRead More

Oldest city in Kentucky implements AMI project

Oldest city in Kentucky implements AMI project

March 29, 2021 at 7:45 am 0 comments

As water utilities continue to realize the value of smart water technology investments, the City of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, has undertaken a project that will transform its water utility and bring its 8,000-plus citizens an unparalleled new customer service experience. Founded in 1774, Harrodsburg is the oldest city in the state.Read More

ACE21 shifts to all virtual format

ACE21 shifts to all virtual format

March 22, 2021 at 9:12 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced that it is transforming its 2021 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE21) into an all-virtual event from June 14-17. Registration is now open. In a letter to members, AWWA President Melissa Elliott and CEO David LaFrance said in March that ACE21 All Virtual will be a top-tierRead More

Sedaru acquired by Aquatic Informatics

Sedaru acquired by Aquatic Informatics

March 22, 2021 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Sedaru Inc., a provider of water utility management software, has been acquired by Aquatic Informatics, and will join Danaher’s Water Quality platform. Headquartered in San Dimas, California, Sedaru delivers its turnkey software-as-a-service (SaaS) application for critical water infrastructure asset management and real-time monitoring of water system operations. The Sedaru softwareRead More

New report shows U.S. water utilities still in early stages of digital transformation

New report shows U.S. water utilities still in early stages of digital transformation

March 22, 2021 at 8:47 am 0 comments

Dodge Data & Analytics and partner Bentley Systems recently launched a new study and report titled, The Digital Capabilities of US Water Utilities SmartMarket Brief, which establishes a benchmark for municipal water systems and the readiness of this market for digital transformation. The findings showed that the ability to gather,Read More

Construction complete on major five-year water supply project in Atlanta

Construction complete on major five-year water supply project in Atlanta

March 19, 2021 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

PC Construction and its joint venture partner, H.J. Russell, recently announced the completion of a major five-year water supply program project that has helped the City of Atlanta secure a water contingency plan for the first time in its history. The $321 million construction management-at-risk project – which is the largestRead More