Water Management

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.

Preventing Revenue Loss through Leak Detection

Preventing Revenue Loss through Leak Detection

May 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Utilities across the nation are facing a growing problem. Aging water delivery systems, coupled with tighter local and national budgets, are leading to infrastructure failures. Among the problems are leaks and older meters that are losing their accuracy due to a lack of maintenance or needed replacement. As a result, non-revenue water has become a considerable concern, and locating the true source of water loss has become a top priority.

Department of Labor Predicts Growth for Construction by 2020

May 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Labor?s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently updated its Occupational Outlook Handbook with its latest employment projections for the 2010-20 decade, which includes predictions that construction industry employment will add 1.8 million jobs.

Atlanta Gets 13-year Extension from Federal Regulators on Needed Sewer Work

May 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Atlanta will get a 13-year extension on sewer system upgrades required by federal regulators, according to a proposed agreement between the city, Georgia officials and federal regulators.

Town of Clayton, N.Y. to Upgrade 100-Year Old Sewer System

May 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The Town of Clayton, N.Y. has announced funding has been secured to undertake a $4.3 million project to upgrade a 100-year-old sewer system with work slated to begin this fall.

EPA Competition Aims to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management

May 18, 2012 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new design competition called the Campus RainWorks Challenge to encourage student teams on college and university campuses across the country to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management.