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Out Of This World Leak Detection
Out Of This World Leak Detection 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.    Continue Reading...
Quarter Of A Million Pipe Breaks A Year In U.S.
Quarter Of A Million Pipe Breaks A Year In U.S. 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.  Continue Reading...
Measuring Lead Reduction Claims
Measuring Lead Reduction Claims 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.  Continue Reading...
Leveraging GIS In Asset Management
Leveraging GIS In Asset Management 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.  Continue Reading...
Researching The Future Of The Water Utility
Researching The Future Of The Water Utility 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.  Continue Reading...
Mitigating The Consequences Of Pipeline Failures
Mitigating The Consequences Of Pipeline Failures 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.  Continue Reading...
Securing Your Water System: A Different Type Of Leak
Securing Your Water System: A Different Type Of Leak 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...  Continue Reading...
Instantly Measuring Trihalomethanes (THM)
Instantly Measuring Trihalomethanes (THM) 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.  Continue Reading...
AWWA Looks Towards A Lead-Free Future
AWWA Looks Towards A Lead-Free Future 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.  Continue Reading...
How To Select The Right Pipe Material
How To Select The Right Pipe Material 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.  Continue Reading...