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
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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
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
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
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
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
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