Smart Consumer Engagement By Aclara
The tangible benefits that come to utilities and consumers from an investment in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) extend beyond automated meter reading. Consumer-engagement programs benefit customers directly by offering timely access to information about usage and cost, thus eliminating the surprises that cause so many high-bill complaints. Consumers with access to usage data take control of their bills, using current information to identify water waste and leaks before they become expensive and time-consuming problems. Learn more.
By Kevin Westerling
Each year, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) surveys water professionals to identify the industry’s biggest challenges and concerns, while also providing key data to help support the development of solutions. In looking at the executive summary of this year’s State of the Water Industry report, I noticed some very familiar themes, but I was also struck by a few surprises.
A municipal drinking water distribution system, also known as a water supply system, is used to provide fresh drinking water to residential and commercial customers and facilities around the world. A distribution system for drinking water typically begins with: a) intake of raw surface water from a reservoir or lake, or b) groundwater intake from wells transferred to a water treatment plant.
The Dallas County Water and Sewer Authority (DCWSA) in Selma, AL, recently found itself in a tough spot: under the scrutiny of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The wastewater treatment system needed better means for control. Ammonia, TSS, cBOD, and TKN readings were out of compliance.
RO membranes coupled with EDI/CDI technology are rapidly gaining acceptance in the production of high-purity water. Coupling the two technologies offers many advantages to the conventional RO, mixed-bed system design.