Water Online Radio

  1. Out Of This World Leak Detection
    8/3/2016

    Solving the problem of non-revenue water starts with leak detection. Many utilities live with leaks because of the time, labor, and expense involved in detecting, prioritizing and fixing them.  

  2. Quarter Of A Million Pipe Breaks A Year In U.S.
    8/3/2016

    When repairing a pipe break, a utility has three main considerations. The first is to get water flowing through customers taps again as soon as possible. The second is to do so safely protecting the utility’s workers. And the third is to ensure that the fix lasts.

  3. Measuring Lead Reduction Claims
    8/3/2016

    NSF International tests and certifies water systems, including treatment chemicals and large municipal water treatment products. Since the 1990s, NSF has been testing faucets and other plumbing products to ensure that they’re not contributing excessive levels of lead or any other contaminant to drinking water.

  4. Leveraging GIS In Asset Management
    8/3/2016

    As a utility, you likely have a variety of sources of data from SCADA and metering systems to customer service and maintenance logs. As Josh Stroessner, Business Development Manager with Cityworks explains in this Water Online Radio interview, being able to sort all of that disparate data from different systems into a single asset management solution provides lots of benefits.

  5. Researching The Future Of The Water Utility
    8/2/2016

    The Water Research Foundation is a research cooperative of water and wastewater utilities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia that studies the issues that are important to them. Water Online Radio recently interviewed Rob Renner, CEO of the Water Research Foundation, to learn more about that focus.

  6. Mitigating The Consequences Of Pipeline Failures
    8/2/2016

    Two-thirds of water or wastewater utility assets are buried beneath the ground. And after years of discussion regarding the age of this infrastructure, a number of reflection points are finally drawing the nation’s focus to distribution systems. A combination of the Flint, MI, scandal, water scarcity concerns and high-profile main breaks are forcing utilities to look carefully at what they’ve been sitting on.

  7. Securing Your Water System: A Different Type Of Leak
    8/2/2016

    In a world that is increasingly focused on measurement, many smaller utilities are looking for low-cost, economical, easy to apply solutions that aren’t going to require a huge capital investment. Water Online Radio recently sat down with Don Dickinson and Dave Eifert of Phoenix Contact USA to understand some of the simple, low-end, easy-to-program devices available today that allow your staff to communicate via text messages, receive alarms, and change outputs.

  8. Instantly Measuring Trihalomethanes (THM)
    8/2/2016

    Water treatment plants are responsible for sampling their water quarterly for trihalomethanes (THM). THM are a group of four chemicals that are formed along with other disinfection byproducts (DBPs) when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water.

  9. AWWA Looks Towards A Lead-Free Future
    7/26/2016

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently voted to support the National Drinking Water Advisory Council’s (NDWAC) recommendation to remove lead service lines in the aftermath of the Flint, MI, lead contamination catastrophe.

  10. How To Select The Right Pipe Material
    7/26/2016

    In this Water Online Radio interview, Brian LaBelle, Director of Business Development, Water Treatment and Energy, George Fischer Piping Systems, explains how to select the correct piping material for your system. As LaBelle explains, pressure, temperature and chemical compatibility should all be considered alongside dimensions and application.