Hydrant Security Maintenance & Misconceptions In general, what are some of the most common security threats that water utilities face, whether intentional system attacks or passive threats? The biggest threat is always the introduction of some foreign material into the distribution system. A lot of people don’t realize that theRead More
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3M EMS Rope Utilities can now easily mark and locate underground plastic pipes with the Electronic Marker System (EMS) Rope 7000 series from 3M. The rope can be placed inside conduit or installed with pipe in horizontal directional drilling applications up to four feet deep. The EMS Rope continues toRead More
This is not an article about why water and wastewater utilities should consider a public-private partnership (P3) to deliver urban stormwater infrastructure projects. As you surely know, a P3 appeals to many municipalities for their ability to leverage private sector expertise and efficiencies — and shoulder financial risk — forRead More
By Greg Baird The term sustainable is used so freely that its true meaning is not always clear. This occurs specifically when applied to sustainable infrastructure. It is important to clearly communicate on sustainable infrastructure issues and approaches in order to achieve meaningful progress towards the sustainability of utility operations.Read More
Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition Newsletter — Senate Dems Call for Broader Water Infrastructure Investment
In April, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and many Democratic colleagues introduced the Testing, Removal, and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure, and Pipes Act of 2016 or the True LEADership Act of 2016,Read More