Water Management

Finding the Right Solution: Kentucky Utility Builds Smart System with AMA

Finding the Right Solution: Kentucky Utility Builds Smart System with AMA

August 19, 2019 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By John Fillinger Located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, Paducah is a popular river town in western Kentucky. The city was founded in 1927 and is a UNESCO Creative City. Its municipal water utility, Paducah Water, works diligently to serve its approximately 27,000 water customers, ensuringRead More

Justifying SCADA Projects

Justifying SCADA Projects

August 16, 2019 at 8:18 am 0 comments

A Balanced Scorecard Approach Incorporating Intangible Benefits Helps Articulate the Benefits of SCADA and Other Automation Projects By Dave Kubel SCADA projects frequently support strategic initiatives not focused on purely economic benefits. However, many utilities often look first to an economic return on investment (ROI) analysis to justify projects. Experience showsRead More

Asset Management Inside the Fence in Mesa, Arizona

Asset Management Inside the Fence in Mesa, Arizona

August 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

The City of Mesa, Ariz., provides water and wastewater service to more than a half-million people every day through its Water Resources Department. In 2014, the city began a process that culminated in one of its largest projects to date with construction of the Signal Butte Water Treatment Plant. BeforeRead More

COMMENTARY: Trust Your Engineers to Choose the Right Project Materials

COMMENTARY: Trust Your Engineers to Choose the Right Project Materials

August 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

By Abe Munfakh As a professional engineer, I have spent my career focused on infrastructure projects. While this has given me a unique perspective on the importance of these efforts, over the years I have also worked very closely with community leaders and elected officials on their major infrastructure upgrades, suchRead More

Louisville leaders release first-ever water equity roadmap 

Louisville leaders release first-ever water equity roadmap 

August 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and leaders from the city’s water and sewer utilities, transit agency and workforce development organizations, in partnership with the US Water Alliance, recently released “An Equitable Water Future: Louisville.” The report describes strategies for expanding opportunities in Louisville’s infrastructure workforce and contracting practices. The report is availableRead More

Eyes Underground: Advances in Sewer Inspection Cameras, Software Help Us Know What’s Below

Eyes Underground: Advances in Sewer Inspection Cameras, Software Help Us Know What’s Below

August 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

By Mike Kezdi It would stand to reason that the four steps to a successful trenchless rehabilitation project are clean, inspect, assess and repair. Some might flip the cleaning and inspection component, but that’s for a different article. For assessing the underground systems – whether storm, sanitary or water –Read More

EPA chief Wheeler announces new Great Lakes restoration grant program

EPA chief Wheeler announces new Great Lakes restoration grant program

July 29, 2019 at 10:38 am 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp recently visited Cleveland, Ohio, to announce a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant program specifically focused on funding trash-free water projects in the Great Lakes. “Removing trash, litter and garbage – including plastics – fromRead More

ASCE to grade stormwater for first time on 2021 report card

ASCE to grade stormwater for first time on 2021 report card

July 29, 2019 at 8:16 am 0 comments

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and its Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that stormwater infrastructure will be evaluated and graded in the next ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card. This marks the first inclusion of a nationalRead More

Itron introduces integrated portfolio offering with Eyva

Itron introduces integrated portfolio offering with Eyva

July 29, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. recently announced the release of Itron Eyva, an integrated portfolio of results-driven offerings to achieve a broad set of desirable outcomes for electricity, gas and water utilities and smart cities. Itron Eyva provides actionable insights in three major focus areas, leveraging the power of untapped and siloed dataRead More

Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

Liberty Utilities (Wash.) deploys Itron’s OpenWay Riva

July 15, 2019 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc., recently announced it has signed a contract with Liberty Utilities Company, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Algonquin), which operates nearly 40 utilities in 13 U.S. states. Liberty Utilities will deploy Itron’s OpenWay Riva, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that includes an open, standards-based network forRead More