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Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

June 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

Understanding and Addressing Apparent Losses to Better Manage Non-Revenue Water By John Van Arsdel Water utilities are faced with water loss issues that have long lasting impacts on their ability to function properly and efficiently and its ability to derive revenue from what it does daily. The very basics ofRead More

Building the Digital Utility of the Future

Building the Digital Utility of the Future

June 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

By Ahmad Habibian The digital utility of the future will be built upon five revolutionary technology trends: 1) Emergence of Internet of Things (IOTs); 2) Mobile Information Communication Technology; 3) Cloud Storage Services; 4) Data Analytics; and 5) Social Platforms. The digital utility will be able to leverage this bigRead More

NASTT’s 2018 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

NASTT’s 2018 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

June 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2018 No-Dig Show in Palm Springs, California on March 25-29, 2018. Prospective authors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract outlining the scope of their paper and the principal points of benefit to the trenchless industry.Read More

Xylem releases ‘2016 Sustainability Report’

Xylem releases ‘2016 Sustainability Report’

June 21, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Xylem recently published its 2016 Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress in advancing solutions to global water and energy resource challenges. According to Xylem, solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. AndRead More

Mayors Take the Lead on Water Infrastructure

Mayors Take the Lead on Water Infrastructure

June 21, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Roundtable 2017 Editor’s Note — This issue marks the return of our popular Mayors Roundtable feature. Mayors are essential to a city’s water infrastructure agenda, involved in budgetary decisions and strategic planning, often in the face of financial challenges, economic uncertainty and regulatory constraints. They are held accountable when problemsRead More

Lawmakers pan proposed EPA budget cuts

Lawmakers pan proposed EPA budget cuts

June 21, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

The Trump Administration’s FY18 budget plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced criticism from both sides of the aisle last week during an appropriations subcommittee hearing on the proposal. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that while the administration favors “clean water and fixing our outdated infrastructure,” the agency is implementingRead More

Optimism, Uncertainty Persist as Clean Water Initiatives Take Shape

Optimism, Uncertainty Persist as Clean Water Initiatives Take Shape

June 20, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

By Kristina Surfus With the major changes that came to Washington, D.C. this year, both in the White House and Congress, the municipal clean water sector is seeing new challenges as well as opportunities to advocate for clean water as a bipartisan federal priority. The National Association of Clean Water AgenciesRead More

Interest Rates: A Barometer of Pressure or a Thermometer of Heat?

Interest Rates: A Barometer of Pressure or a Thermometer of Heat?

June 20, 2017 at 9:34 am 0 comments

By David Clamage Historians have suggested that the concept of charging interest today for the use of money, goods or services to be repaid in the future goes back thousands of years, when a farmer could borrow a seed to grow wheat and repay that loan with “interest” in theRead More

Digital Is Making Waves

Digital Is Making Waves

June 19, 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

But Can the Water Sector Leapfrog Other Markets in Technology Adoption? By Gigi Karmous-Edwards Opportunity for Digital In this age, digital is evolving so rapidly that it is hard to keep up with all of the emerging innovations. Two important questions to ask are: what impact does that have on theRead More

To Line or Not to Line

To Line or Not to Line

June 19, 2017 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Newark, Del., Uses Acoustic Condition Assessment to Determine How to Proceed with Pipe Rehabilitation Municipalities are constantly faced with the need to do more with less. Public works departments must routinely make the most out of limited budgets, so projects must be completed both quickly and cost-effectively. Many utilities willRead More

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