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4 Reasons Upgrading to AMI Means More Than You Think for Your System

4 Reasons Upgrading to AMI Means More Than You Think for Your System

July 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

By Alan Breese It is no secret that over the past several years, the water industry has seen an increasing number of water utilities looking to upgrade their aging water infrastructure to improve operational efficiencies and more accurately manage their water systems. Technologies—such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), especially thoseRead More

EPA releases financial impact tool for water utilities

EPA releases financial impact tool for water utilities

July 9, 2020 at 10:03 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new tool to help water utilities assess the financial impact of COVID-19 on operations. Throughout the COVID-19 national health emergency — and as communities across the country reopen — water utilities have reliably provided safe drinking water and critical wastewater services.Read More

Cleveland Water Alliance, partners pilot sensor tech for water quality

Cleveland Water Alliance, partners pilot sensor tech for water quality

July 9, 2020 at 6:59 am 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance, in partnership with Michigan-based LimnoTech and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), are partnering in a pilot project to show how inexpensive sensor technology used in everyday products such as dishwashers and cell phones can help monitor water quality to improve the health and safetyRead More

Utilis, Innovyze partner on asset planning tools

Utilis, Innovyze partner on asset planning tools

July 8, 2020 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

Utilis, a provider of underground soil moisture data detected from satellite, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Innovyze as part of its USA Partner Program. According to Utilis, the USA Partner Program is a symbiotic relationship between Utilis and the partner, whereas both companies promote and growRead More

Construction begins on ‘The Water Tower’ innovation center

Construction begins on ‘The Water Tower’ innovation center

July 7, 2020 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Construction of The Water Tower, a new non-profit water innovation center in Gwinnett County, Georgia, is underway. Completion of the campus, located adjacent to the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center and Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, is anticipated later in 2021. Programming is proceeding in four key areas: appliedRead More

The City of Gonzales was seeking to give its customers accurate and timely water bills. The challenge stemmed from manual meter reading and old, outdated technology.

Louisiana City Funds Infrastructure Upgrade with Metering-as-a-Service Program

July 6, 2020 at 9:41 am 0 comments

By Joey Mitchell The business case for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is compelling, as it provides accurate billing data, consistent and faster billing resolution, and operational efficiency through the elimination of manual operations. Access to more data lets utilities make informed decisions to streamline operations, boost customer service and provide valuableRead More

New AWWA president takes gavel

New AWWA president takes gavel

July 6, 2020 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Melissa Elliott of Greenwood Village, Colo., began her one-year term as president of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently during a live-streamed gavel passing ceremony hosted at AWWA’s Denver headquarters. The ceremony is available to view online. The Presidential Gavel Passing Ceremony usually takes place at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition, butRead More

Kamstrup introduces new leak detection solution

Kamstrup introduces new leak detection solution

July 2, 2020 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Danish company Kamstrup, a supplier of energy and water metering solutions with headquarters in Denmark as well as local operations and a production facility in Roswell, Georgia, has launched its newest solution to the North American market: an acoustic leak detection solution consisting of the flowIQ 2200 ultrasonic residential waterRead More

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

AWWA cites distancing, declining revenue as biggest concerns

July 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), most water utilities are returning to normal operations as they reopen their offices and relax some of the measures they put in place during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted June 8-15, this is theRead More

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

June 30, 2020 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program for use toward the construction of its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion project. Operational since 2008, the GWRS is undergoing itsRead More