Water Online Radio

  1. Water Main Break Prevention: Valve Selection Is Key

    In this Water Online Radio interview, Tim Fallon, product manager with Henry Pratt Company, shares why improper valve operation and selection is often the cause of water main breaks. 

  2. The Problem Every Utility Should Be Working To Fix

    In areas with an abundance of water, leak detection isn’t always made a priority. But every utility should be working to reduce non-revenue water, says Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics.

  3. Valve Automation At Water Treatment Plants

    Valve automation is growing in the municipal water market fueled by increasing regulations and cost savings. It’s particularly prevalent in reverse osmosis, UV, desalination and ultra-filtration plants where there is a high concentration of process valves and pneumatic actuation taking place.

  4. The Benefits Of Single Rolling Diaphragms In Automatic Control Valves

    Control valves are normally operated by diaphragms. Traditionally these diaphragms are flat but as Brad Clarke, VP of Sales and Marketing for Singer Valve explains, a control valve featuring a rolling mechanism diaphragm offers some tangible benefits.

  5. The Intricacies Of Sand: Nature’s Filter Media

    Carmine Iacuone, General Manager and Billy Leiva, Marketing Project Manager for Holliston Sand, recently sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss sand filtration in the water business. The Company, which incidentally provided the sand media for the New England Patriots’ newest Astroturf field, produces numerous sizes of sand and uniformity coefficients that are integrated into both single and multi-layer filters for the water industry.

  6. Water Pressure Monitoring: The First Step In Distribution System Intelligence

    For water utilities, understanding water pressure in the distribution system is a critical component of managing their community’s water supply. In this interview with Water Online Radio, Paul Gifford, Director of Research and Development for Mueller Company, explains how surprised many customers are when they learn what their water pressure actually is.

  7. Closed Circuit Desalination Simplifies Reverse Osmosis To Drive Down Energy Costs

    As industry, agriculture and residential consumers compete for available freshwater sources, desalination continues to evolve as a viable process for increasing the available water pool. Industrial water is perhaps most critical as it accounts for as much as sixty percent of the freshwater being withdrawn in the United States today. Rising wastewater disposal costs, sustainability initiatives, and higher water efficiency standards are all fueling interest from industry in onsite brackish water reuse. However, municipal interest in water-stressed areas of the world is also on the rise.

  8. The Safe Drinking Water Act Turns 40: What’s Next?

    Rob Renner, executive director of the Water Research Foundation (WRF), talks with Water Online about the impacts of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) over the past 40 years and what is on the horizon for the drinking water sector.

  9. U.S Ambassador To Singapore: Every Water Tech Company Should Consider Doing Business In Southeast Asia

    In a Water Online Radio first, a U.S. ambassador is interviewed by Todd and Todd.  U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wager flew in to talk about economic opportunities in the water sector between the U.S. and Southeast Asia. 

  10. Low-Cost Desalination — The Promise Of Forward Osmosis

    Utilizing low-pressure, low-energy membrane technology, Oasys Water is setting out to change the way people think about desalination. Lisa Marchewka, VP of strategy and marketing for Oasys, explains how forward osmosis is more energy- and cost-efficient than competing technologies.

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