Condition Assessment

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

May 20, 2024 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Photos and charts courtesy of Utah State University. Analyzing Utah State University’s Third Study Examining Break Rates For all the out-of-sight, out-of-mind infrastructure we talk about in the water utility sector, water main breaks may be one of the more visible events that remind theRead More

Register for the UESI Pipelines 2024 Conference in Calgary

Register for the UESI Pipelines 2024 Conference in Calgary

April 3, 2024 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Premier Event for Pipeline Engineers, Practitioners Continues to Grow The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI) is bringing its 2024 Pipelines Conference to Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 27-31. The Pipelines Conference serves as a key component of UESI’s visionRead More

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

March 4, 2024 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Utah State University (USU) has published new research on water main breaks in the United States and Canada, examining break rates and related factors such as pipe material and diameter. It is the third such study conducted by USU with previous versions in 2012 andRead More

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

Q&A: Maintaining Assets, De-Risking Operations

March 1, 2024 at 8:25 am 0 comments

WF&M Discussion with John Flaugher & Jonathan Cato, USG Water Solutions Editor’s Note: Addressing ongoing maintenance costs for utility assets is becoming increasingly critical. We caught up with John Flaugher, president and chief executive officer, and Jonathan Cato, chief operating officer, of USG Water SolutionsRead More

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

The Hidden Link: Water Leakage, Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

February 21, 2024 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

| By Will Jernigan The drinking water industry plays a vital role in ensuring access to clean and safe water for communities across North America. However, beneath the surface of this essential infrastructure lies a pervasive issue that extends beyond water conservation – the connectionRead More

Checking the Health of Your Pipes – What You Need to Know

Checking the Health of Your Pipes – What You Need to Know

November 10, 2023 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

By Jeff Griffiths Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card. For the first time this century, theRead More

Trusting the Data: Condition Assessment Helps Arizona Town Extend the Life of Critical Main

Trusting the Data: Condition Assessment Helps Arizona Town Extend the Life of Critical Main

November 3, 2023 at 6:35 am 0 comments

By Jason Montgomery, George Schaaf, Britt Klein & Bethany McDonald On a sunny day in May 2022, crews in Gilbert, Arizona, unearthed the crown of a critical water transmission main. Removing cracked concrete mortar from the outside of the bar-wrapped pipe revealed what the teamRead More

A shot of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority’s customer service and operations center.

Pressure Management Goes Digital

September 5, 2023 at 7:42 am 0 comments

How New Mexico’s Largest Water Utility Is Enhancing Its Distribution System with Pressure Monitoring Tech By Joseph Dryer The dry desert heat of Albuquerque is relentless. However, the largest water utility in New Mexico provides relief with continuous water service. considering options beyond fixed communicationRead More

Best Practices for Condition Assessment Planning

Best Practices for Condition Assessment Planning

June 23, 2023 at 5:45 am 0 comments

By Laura Sproule Across the world many, utilities are facing challenges of aging infrastructure in their drinking water distribution systems. To be able to continue to serve their communities and customers, utilities have been putting an increasing emphasis on effective asset management planning for sustainableRead More

Esri ArcGIS has become a mission-critical enterprise system for local government and water utilities’ core business processes. The distinction between the software application and the GIS is no longer relevant to an end user. They have become one. This is particularly true for ArcGIS utilized by local government organizations for public asset management.

Q&A: Laying the Groundwork with GIS

June 5, 2023 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Can GIS Provide the Foundation for the Water Industry’s Digital Transformation? With all of the digital technology available to water utility professionals these days, it’s important to remember the basics – and their capabilities. But there’s hardly anything basic about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) theseRead More