Water Management

Badger Meter receives Smart 50 award for smart water deployment

Badger Meter receives Smart 50 award for smart water deployment

February 24, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Badger Meter, a global manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, announced it has received a Smart 50 Award in the “Urban Operations” category. The company was recognized for the role of its smart water meter technology in modernizing an aging water infrastructure system for the City of Columbia,Read More

Prevent Water Scarcity From Becoming Job Scarcity

Prevent Water Scarcity From Becoming Job Scarcity

February 20, 2020 at 11:00 am 0 comments

By Ian MacLeod It doesn’t matter which came first — chickens, eggs, farmers or consumers. When water scarcity is involved, all parties are interdependent. Limiting agricultural or industrial water use in favor of residential use does a community no good if the local economy cannot support existing jobs, or attract newRead More

Pipe Market Turns to New Materials to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

Pipe Market Turns to New Materials to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

February 19, 2020 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Municipal pipe market spend makes up 30 percent of overall utility CAPEX for water infrastructure. In part, to address aging pipes, bursts, and other leakage management issues, the pipe market is turning to new materials (plastic) and new technologies (trenchless). More than $234 billion (USD) of capital expenditures (CAPEX) areRead More

Avoiding Crisis: Preparing for the Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Avoiding Crisis: Preparing for the Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

February 18, 2020 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

By Megan Glover In October 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposed revisions to the existing Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The proposal would update the original 1991 rule, change the current standards and add several new responsibilities for water utilities across the country. The changesRead More

EPA’s reuse leader talks national action plan

EPA’s reuse leader talks national action plan

February 17, 2020 at 11:53 am 0 comments

During the closing session at the American Water Works Association’s recent International Symposium on Potable Reuse in Atlanta, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s leader on water reuse told attendees a national water reuse action plan will likely be completed by the end of February. In an hour-long interactive session withRead More

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

February 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

By Dan Pinney Non-revenue water (NRW) is a longstanding issue that continues to be a thorn in the side of many utilities. For decades, utilities have struggled with 20-30 percent water loss due to leaks, emergencies or other factors. NRW can impact the utility’s business with the potential to affectRead More

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

February 12, 2020 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Innovyze has announced it has added Electro Scan Inc. to its growing partner network of wet infrastructure technology providers. According to Innovyze, this latest partnership enables Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) inspection data to be analyzed in real-time within the asset repair and rehabilitation engine of Innovyze solution, InfoAsset Planner. InclusiveRead More

American Concrete Pipe Association names new president

American Concrete Pipe Association names new president

February 11, 2020 at 9:05 am 0 comments

The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) in January announced that its Nominating Committee and Board of Directors have named Doug Dayton, P.E., as the association’s new president. “Doug is a proven leader with a long history in the design and construction industry and the vision to steer ACPA in itsRead More

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

February 10, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Local water agencies in Orange County, California, announced last week they are voluntarily taking dozens of groundwater wells out of service following a state decision to lower the drinking water Response Levels (RLs) for two legacy chemicals recently found in very low concentrations in water supplies throughout California. The CaliforniaRead More

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

February 10, 2020 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Greg Quist Stormwater and sanitary sewer systems may be some of the least technologically sophisticated systems in the utility’s arsenal. Most often, these systems are gravity-based and out of sight. As a result, operational assessments are limited to the occasional visual inspection when an operator lifts a manhole toRead More