Water Management

Mark LeChevallier Presents at Water Reuse & Desalination Conference

June 1, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of innovation and environmental stewardship at American Water, presented at the 16th Annual Water Reuse and Desalination Research Conference in San Diego, Calif., on June 4-5.

ICGA Releases Grout Specification for Trenchless Industry

June 1, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), recently released a report on Suggested Standard Specification for Pressure Testing and Grouting of Sewer Pipe Joints, Laterals and Lateral Connections Using the Packer Method with Solution Grouts.

Memphis Agrees to Consent Order for Sewer Improvements

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General recently announced a comprehensive Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the City of Memphis, Tenn.

Utility Management and the Bond Market

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

For utility managers, it can be challenging to do the right thing even in good times, but in bad times, it?s nearly impossible.

Alternative Financing Mechanisms Offer Relief for Infrastructure Projects in Tight Fiscal Environment

Alternative Financing Mechanisms Offer Relief for Infrastructure Projects in Tight Fiscal Environment

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Throughout the United States, municipalities of all sizes face the daunting task of upgrading and modernizing their antiquated water and wastewater systems.

Addressing Leaks Helps Georgia Community Conserve Thousands

Addressing Leaks Helps Georgia Community Conserve Thousands

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Joe Keller has been a plumber for 21 years, but he has never experienced a job quite this complicated. The Golden Estates Mobile Home Community in Douglasville, Ga., has a 50-acre property that boasts three types of water pipes, antiquated maps, few isolation valves and pipe depths that vary from 1-8 ft underground.

Operational Asset Management: Part 1

Operational Asset Management: Part 1

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Making asset management operational is a real challenge. Those in charge of infrastructure delivery programs recognize infrastructure upkeep is a real burden upon local government budgets.

Cyber Security:

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Utility industry trends in regulation and spending clearly indicate a rapidly growing necessity for cyber security awareness, planning and protection of critical infrastructure.

Roll Up the Maps

Roll Up the Maps

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Using technology for asset and workforce management is an important issue for water utilities today. As the water utility infrastructure ages, water utilities are becoming more and more interested in wireless technologies to help manage information, assets and workers.

Replacing Crisis Response with Crisis Readiness

Replacing Crisis Response with Crisis Readiness

May 29, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Urban areas are extremely sensitive to weather-driven events due to the unique characteristics of urban soil, land use and higher population densities.