Water Management

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Company launches new lead pipe inventory solution

June 7, 2021 at 6:38 am 0 comments

120Water recently announced the launch of an inventory management solution, an expanded offering that the company says will help water systems build and validate their lead service line inventories – a foundational requirement for accessing pending federal infrastructure dollars and complying with new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). LCRRRead More

Super Hydrants! Merging State-of-the-Art Hydrant Performance and Data Integration

Super Hydrants! Merging State-of-the-Art Hydrant Performance and Data Integration

June 4, 2021 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

Fire hydrants have gone digital. It’s an interesting sub­ject considering the average person probably doesn’t think much about hydrants other than to avoid parking their car in front of them. But in the water utility sector, Mueller is taking hydrants to the next level. In looking at water network dataRead More

Kraft joins Stantec as firm grows water team in Las Vegas

Kraft joins Stantec as firm grows water team in Las Vegas

June 4, 2021 at 3:44 am 0 comments

Aaron Kraft has joined engineering, architecture, and consulting firm Stantec as senior principal in the firm’s water practice based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has extensive experience in water/wastewater operations and maintenance (O&M), strategic capital and master planning, and asset management. Kraft has 25 years of experience leading public andRead More

Orange County PFAS pilot project recognized by ACWA

Orange County PFAS pilot project recognized by ACWA

May 24, 2021 at 7:33 am 0 comments

At the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2021 Virtual Spring Conference and Exhibition, the Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) received the Clair A. Hill Agency Award for Excellence, which recognized the district for launching the nation’s largest per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pilot testing program. Every year,Read More

Mueller, Ferguson deliver new integration capabilities for AMI

Mueller, Ferguson deliver new integration capabilities for AMI

May 19, 2021 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Mueller and Ferguson Waterworks have announced the successful deployment of the industry’s first LoRaWAN Class B endpoints. The Town of Florence, located in Central Pinal County, Arizona, is the first water utility to benefit from this technology advancement. LoRaWAN Class B endpoints provide flexibility to scale network coverage and integrate intoRead More

Texas water providers rely on remote meter management, leak detection

Texas water providers rely on remote meter management, leak detection

May 17, 2021 at 9:21 am 0 comments

When ice, snow and bitterly cold temperatures blasted Texas in mid-February, the National Weather Service issued a first-ever winter storm warning for the entire Lone Star State. While essential service crews responded to emergencies, the Sensus FlexNet communication network stood up to intense winter conditions, including a rare 3-in. snowfall inRead More

How do U.S. voters feel about water infrastructure?

How do U.S. voters feel about water infrastructure?

May 6, 2021 at 6:03 am 0 comments

The Value of Water Campaign has released the results of its sixth annual poll aimed at understanding voters’ views on water issues, including water infrastructure, support for investment and confidence and support for water systems. According to the results, across all demographics, Americans strongly support water infrastructure investment and 78 percent of voters support (withRead More

Redefining Meter Maintenance Amid Digital Transformation

Redefining Meter Maintenance Amid Digital Transformation

April 28, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

By James Smith Hop into the driver’s seat of a new electric vehicle (EV) and enjoy the smooth ride. Relax in the knowledge that your journey is being monitored by an array of onboard sensors and software as well as remote analytics to ensure the mechanical and digital systems areRead More

Driving Utility Performance through People, Process & Technology

Driving Utility Performance through People, Process & Technology

April 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

By Scott Haskins Over the last several years, 22 water utilities and more than 100 utility participants have been engaged in a major collaboration to improve utility capabilities and performance. As part of the Water Research Foundation (WRF) project, entitled Utility Analysis and Improvement Methodology (UAIM), the scope has includedRead More

The Importance of Effective Knowledge Dissemination in the Water Sector

The Importance of Effective Knowledge Dissemination in the Water Sector

April 19, 2021 at 8:18 am 0 comments

& How Economically Distressed Communities Are Impacted By Andy Kricun Economically distressed communities face many challenges, especially — and most obviously — the challenges of lack of funding and lack of resources. In addition, their funding and resource deficits can also lead to an additional challenge – being unable toRead More