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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

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021 at 10:29 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

April 12, 2021 at 10:23 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2021 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of April 28 with Session 1, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting new trends and approaches, as well as industry-wide initiatives for asset management as they relate to the modern water utility. The datesRead More

Utilis launches MasterPlan for water utility asset management  

Utilis launches MasterPlan for water utility asset management  

April 5, 2021 at 7:42 am 0 comments

Utilis has announced the launch of MasterPlan, a new condition assessment tool capable of assessing an entire pipe system using multiple images taken months apart. The launch comes shortly after the company received a new investment of $6 million by Beringea, as part of Utilis’ strategy to release multiple productsRead More

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

Best Practices for Water Loss Protection, Mediation & Asset Management

February 22, 2021 at 6:15 am 0 comments

By Barry Hales & Howard Hodder When it comes to saving water and making better use of it, is there really anything to debate? Water is critical. It is beyond important; we can’t survive without it. In America alone, more than 6 billion gallons of water are lost each dayRead More

The Data Core: How Utilities Can Optimize Operations by Concentrating Data

The Data Core: How Utilities Can Optimize Operations by Concentrating Data

December 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

By Gary Wong Water and wastewater utilities have often been viewed as lagging other sectors when it comes to maximizing the use of data within their organizations. That is not to say that the sector lacks data: SCADA systems collect and store data at intervals of fractions of a second;Read More

Activity 540 SBM provides CRS credit for inspections of storage basins. Credit: LAN.

Integrating Asset Management and the Community Rating System

December 18, 2020 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

By Tak Makino Asset Management Infrastructure asset management is gaining widespread acceptance as a best management practice. Simply put, infrastructure asset management is the set of practices that balance the costs of operations and maintenance of public infrastructure with desired levels of service and a tolerable degree of risk. Asset managementRead More

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

How Will Water Affordability be Defined for the Next 20 Years?

December 9, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The EPA has a chance to listen and implement water industry leaders’ recommendations on affordability using new data, methods, metrics and digital technologies. Here’s a review of submitted comments to the EPA on its proposed affordability guidance updates.  By Greg Baird In the United States, the water affordability paradigm isRead More

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

October 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

McKim & Creed, Inc., a U.S. engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firm, announced it has acquired water loss, recovery and leak detection company Matchpoint Water Asset Management. The acquisition was finalized Oct. 16. Matchpoint uses smart technology to recover water that is lost through infrastructure defects or aging. The companyRead More

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

August 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

By Doug Hatler The first three industrial revolutions transformed our modern society with mechanization, mass production and digital technology. The world around us fundamentally changed. The fourth industrial revolution is now upon us. Industry 4.0, as it is called, will transform modern society and economies through innovation brought about byRead More