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Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing

Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing

March 1, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Bucks, Bonds or Borrowing By David Clamage Welcome to 2017 – a year that’s certain to be filled with change for you and your business of delivering, treating and addressing the water needs of your community. Politics, as always, will play a role in your decision making as well asRead More

Valve  Maintenance: 10 Considerations for Pressure Management Zones, DMAs

Valve Maintenance: 10 Considerations for Pressure Management Zones, DMAs

February 28, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

The Top 10 Valve Considerations for Pressure Management Zones and DMAs By Brad Clarke For basic pressure management or more advanced modulating pressure management, water suppliers create a network of District Metered Areas (DMA’s) or smaller, more manageable pressure zones. The DMA or pressure zone gives the ability to measureRead More

Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum?

Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum?

February 24, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Smart Cities Start with Smart Water So, Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum? By Dave Hanes What is a smart city? According to Jesse Berst, founder and chairman of the Smart Cities Council, a coalition of organizations that seeks to accelerate the move to smart cities, “It’sRead More

An opportunity to reduce operating costs that may not be readily apparent is the implementation of Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) to reduce aeration costs while improving effluent quality (Photo credit: Black & Veatch).

Performance Contracting Delivers Maximum Flexibility, Upgrades

February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too Energy Savings Performance Contracting Delivers Maximum Flexibility Along with Upgrades By Pete Thomson & Mike Hanna People who judge sports, video gaming and baking competitions often consider “degree of difficulty” in evaluating performance. That consideration should also apply to today’s utilityRead More

Optimizing Your Metering Infrastructure: What’s Trending in Metering in 2017

Optimizing Your Metering Infrastructure: What’s Trending in Metering in 2017

February 20, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

PLUS: Inside Sacramento’s Accelerated Water Meter Program By Andrew Farr In a popular analogy often used in the industry, water meters are frequently likened to cash registers – the point at which a product or service is quantified and purchased. In the case of a water utility, meters represent theRead More

Raising the Bar: Unique Financing Offers Solution to Fast Track Project in West Texas

Raising the Bar: Unique Financing Offers Solution to Fast Track Project in West Texas

February 20, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

By Rick Deremiah Although it had a booming economy fueled by the oil and gas industry, Midland, Texas, a city of about 120,000, was running on empty — water, that is. In 2011, West Texas suffered its third worst drought in recorded history. By 2012, two of the town’s threeRead More

Technology Stream — February 2017

Technology Stream — February 2017

February 14, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Check out some of the innovative products sent our way this month as we feature leak detection technology.   Echologics EchoShore-DX EchoShore-DX nodes turn fire hydrants into a smart water network for leak detection. The nodes incorporate the latest generation of acoustic sensors that are the result ofRead More

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