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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

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

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

June 9, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Travis Michel The City of Laredo, Texas, has an extensive water and wastewater infrastructure system comprising more than 2000 miles of pipelines, two water treatment plants, six wastewater treatment plants, 75 lift stations, 19 storage tanks and booster stations, and greater than 12,000 manholes. Over the years, the cityRead More

The Economics of Water Main Failures

The Economics of Water Main Failures

April 13, 2020 at 8:16 am 0 comments

By Alan Ambler Most municipalities that have been maintaining aging infrastructure for decades simply absorb the effort and costs required to repair water main pipeline breaks when they occur. Seldom do many municipalities make the efforts required to track the costs and evaluate the cost benefit of proactively rehabilitating theRead More

LAST CALL! Abstracts due Friday for May Water Asset Management Conference Online

LAST CALL! Abstracts due Friday for May Water Asset Management Conference Online

January 6, 2020 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Spring 2020 series. The Spring series will offer four weekly sessions throughout the month of May and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr at afarr@benjaminmedia.com by January 31. TheRead More