Water Management

The Science of Leak Noise: Some “Sound” Advice for Acoustic Leak Detection

The Science of Leak Noise: Some “Sound” Advice for Acoustic Leak Detection

April 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

By Rob Meston Effective water loss control (WLC) is one of the most critical activities every water system must face, particularly as droughts increase and conservation mandates become more stringent. Leak detection has quickly become a cornerstone of every WLC program. No matter what type of equipment is used, proceduresRead More

Water Asset Management Conference Online to kick off Spring Series on May 1

Water Asset Management Conference Online to kick off Spring Series on May 1

April 15, 2019 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of May 1 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. TheRead More

National Compassion Fund, Mueller announce matching grant for Aurora/Pratt survivors’ fund

National Compassion Fund, Mueller announce matching grant for Aurora/Pratt survivors’ fund

April 15, 2019 at 11:25 am 0 comments

The Dunham Fund, the largest private foundation in the Aurora, Illinois area, recently announced it will be honoring victims, their families and employees affected by the Feb. 15 shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, by matching $1 for $1 up to $100,000 of new donations made toRead More

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

April 11, 2019 at 9:42 am 0 comments

By Paul Gagliardo Water utilities are constantly looking for new technologies and tools to ensure potable water is produced and delivered in a cost effective and safe manner. Due to aging linear underground assets, transmission and distribution pipelines, utilities must invest a significant amount of money in their repair and replacement.Read More

WaterSmart launches new benchmarking analytics solution

WaterSmart launches new benchmarking analytics solution

April 10, 2019 at 11:59 am 0 comments

WaterSmart Software, a self-service and customer engagement platform for the water industry, has announced the release of Performance WaterMark, a new benchmarking solution that helps utilities gauge how their operational, financial and customer service initiatives are performing compared with other systems. With more than 4 million meters under management acrossRead More

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

April 8, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: WF&M recently sat down with Justin Reeves, P.E., project manager, and Bob Card, P.E., chief pipe engineer, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, to get their take on the economic impact of pipe selection and specification in the waterRead More

Is Open Procurement Really About Procurement?

Is Open Procurement Really About Procurement?

April 1, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

At a time when the focus should be on innovation and best value, the argument rages on over materials and price. These arguments are evidence that the role of procurement in the municipal water sector is misunderstood, undervalued or worse, both. By Jim Baehr At a time when the focusRead More

LCA receives all user revenues but also bears full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the city’s water and wastewater utilities in accordance with standards.

Aging Mains No Match for Strategic Asset Management

March 28, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Michael Brown & Jason Peters Facing a dire financial situation in 2013, the City of Allentown, Pa., looked to monetize its water and wastewater systems through a 50-year concession lease arrangement. Nearby Lehigh County Authority (LCA), another publicly-owned water and wastewater utility, was a natural fit for the partnershipRead More

Bentley accepting nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program

Bentley accepting nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program

March 26, 2019 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Bentley Systems, Inc., a global provider of software solutions for the design, construction and operations of infrastructure, is accepting nominations for its Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance.Read More

A Closer Look at  Environmental Impact Bonds

A Closer Look at Environmental Impact Bonds

March 25, 2019 at 8:09 am 0 comments

How Are They Affecting Green Infrastructure? Across the nation, countless cities with antiquated sewer and stormwater systems are under orders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce stormwater runoff to decrease the amount of pollution entering local waterways. When Washington, D.C., faced this problem, city officials decided toRead More