According to a recent report from global water market insight firm Bluefield Research, European utilities are planning to invest more than $526 billion (USD) in water and wastewater infrastructure between 2016 and 2025. A combination of drivers including utility market restructuring, water and wastewater directives and improved efficiency have encouragedRead More
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Cave City, Ky., Uses PE 4710 to Upgrade Water System By Steve Cooper The Caveland Environmental Authority (CEA) in Cave City, Ky., has found the solution to reduce its 40 percent unaccounted water loss and protect the area’s sensitive subterranean ecology by replacing aging and leaking water lines with high-densityRead More
By David Stewart Jones Pulling the manhole cover aside, the team of pipeline leak-detection specialists from Echologics looked down into the flooded underground chamber below. A local water utility crew pumped water from the chamber, slowly revealing valves and pipe fittings connected to a pair of underground 36-in. diameter cast-ironRead More
Rio de Janeiro Network Designs Water Distribution System Delivering Energy Savings, Revenue Gains By Aidan Mercer Prolagos, a subsidiary of Aegea Group, is responsible for providing water and sewerage services to five municipalities in Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. Prolagos manages a total water network encompassing 2,000 kilometers ofRead More
How to Implement a Unidirectional Flushing Program and Improve Your Efficiency, Conservation By Lara Kammereck & Dan Reisinger Unidirectional Water Main Flushing (UDF) is increasingly used across North America to improve operations, enhance the water system and improve service standards. Water main flushing has long been considered an effective method toRead More
By Grady Stout & Kevin Kruchinski The sudden surge of water flow to the northern part of the water system in the Chattanooga, Tenn., in the early morning hours of April 4, 2016 was unexpected. It was also indicative of a problem for Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water. TennesseeRead More
Water Utilities Will Have Big Decisions about Lead Service Lines in the Wake of Flint’s Water Crisis By Andrew Farr If one word encapsulates the biggest story of the year when it comes to anything related to water or pipelines, it’s probably “Flint.” The very mention of the Michigan cityRead More