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Real Data Results in Real Savings: Water Main Condition Assessment in Peel Region

January 20, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Region of Peel Water Main Condition Assessment Pilot Ensures Right Pipes Are Replaced at the Right Time By Alain Lalonde The Regional Municipality of Peel (Peel Region) is the third largest water utility in Canada servicing a population of approximately 1.38 million people in the cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon,Read More

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

January 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October released its long-awaited proposal for the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The proposal includes many far-reaching provisions that, if put into law, will have a lasting impact on how water utilities in the United States address leadRead More

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

Setting Stormwater Rates Using Machine Learning

December 18, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

City of Mineral Wells, Texas, Uses Image Classification in Stormwater Rate Study By Tak Makino The City of Mineral Wells, Texas, is a community of approximately 15,000 people west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The city has experienced numerous floods in recent years, including significant damage in the 2015 Memorial DayRead More

Assessing the Return on Investment of AMI

Assessing the Return on Investment of AMI

December 18, 2019 at 11:30 am 0 comments

By David Rubin Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is widely considered to be the gold standard in modern communications networks among utilities of all kinds. It provides myriad advantages over older Automated Meter Reading (AMR) systems, from providing regular and timely meter reads to its ability to accommodate two-way communications. AMIRead More

How to Evaluate Connectivity Options for Smart Water Meters in the IoT Age

How to Evaluate Connectivity Options for Smart Water Meters in the IoT Age

December 18, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

The promise of connected smart meters has been discussed for years, and many utilities have used mobile reading solutions for years, but only a few are starting to look seriously at the implementation of fixed network connectivity, especially in North America and Europe. Wireless connectivity is more widely seen asRead More

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

Transformational Treatment in Tucson

December 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

Groundwater Remediation Achieved through a 25-Year CERCLA-to-Drinking Water Program Of the many responsibilities with which a water utility is regularly tasked, ensuring public health is always at the forefront. In fact, public health is tied to just about everything a water utility does. But sometimes, fulfilling that responsibility doesn’t comeRead More

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

December 10, 2019 at 10:07 am 1 comment

By G. Tracy Mehan, III In the classic 1942 film “Casablanca,” Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, is asked by the world-weary Vichy French Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains, “What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?” “I came to Casablanca for the waters,” replies Rick. Captain Renault responds, “TheRead More

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

Clean Water Services CEO Diane Taniguchi-Dennis: 2019 WF&M Award Winner

December 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

If you’re looking for a public utility leader who’s respected by her peers for her leadership style, passion about water and engagement across the industry to effect change in water resources management, Diane Taniguchi-Dennis checks all the boxes. As chief executive officer of Clean Water Services serving Oregon’s second-largest county,Read More