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Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

August 16, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

“Smart water” is such a buzzword these days that the definition can get a bit skewed. What exactly constitutes smart water? Is it a piece of technology? If so, what does it do? Just how smart is it? Most importantly, does it help make your utility more efficient? The realityRead More

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WEF, SWAN partner to promote smart water

July 10, 2017 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), agreeing to jointly promote the development of best industry practices for more efficient and sustainable smart water networks. The water sector continues to promote and embrace innovation, and smart water networks haveRead More

The Indisputable Power of AMI and Analytics

The Indisputable Power of AMI and Analytics

June 1, 2017 at 9:01 am 0 comments

(Hint: It’s Cost Savings and Enhanced Utility Operations) By Joe Ball & Kathleen Dalessandro The Lake County Illinois Public Works Department in Libertyville, Ill., owns and operates two public water supply distribution systems across a large service territory in Northeast Illinois. For years, the county contracted its meter reading to aRead More

Esri ArcGIS has become a mission-critical enterprise system for local government and water utilities’ core business processes. The distinction between the software application and the GIS is no longer relevant to an end user. They have become one. This is particularly true for ArcGIS utilized by local government organizations for public asset management.

Report: Forecasted spending on smart water technology tops $20 billion over next decade

May 5, 2017 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. municipal water sector, which has traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies, sits at the cusp of change with more than $20 billion of forecasted spending on software, data and analytics solutions over the next decade. As a result, more than 40 companies are positioning to deploy state-of-the-artRead More

Sensus study explores value, barriers of smart water networks

Sensus study explores value, barriers of smart water networks

March 24, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

A study by Sensus examines the operational, maintenance, conservation and financial benefits of using smart water networks to help solve water challenges. The study, titled “Water 20/20: Bringing Smart Water Networks Into Focus” was conducted through in-depth interviews, comprehensive surveys with 182 global water utilities and analyzing utility operations and budgets. TheRead 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

By more efficiently identifying contributors to non-revenue water, such as system leaks, aging assets and unauthorized usage, utilities can reduce operational expenses and uncover new revenue streams.

New York Utility Takes On Massive Leak with Smart Water Technology

December 5, 2016 at 11:55 am 0 comments

It took only a few days for Bolton Point Water System in Ithaca, N.Y., to see the results of its new Sensus smart water technology. As data started flooding in, the utility noticed that one home went from using no water to running 100 gallons per hour over the courseRead More

More than Just a Good Read

February 1, 2013 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Water utility managers today have an often unenviable task: make the most of the assets they have to offset rising operational costs, both in the short and long terms. The key is water efficiency. In addition to the obvious, the resource itself, ?water efficiency? speaks as well to wise management of infrastructure, energy, revenue and more.