ASSET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
Proactive Investment Strategies For Asset Management Driven By Risk Assessments
Results show 84 percent of water utilities currently practicing asset management consider risk assessment and consequence of failure of critical assets to be crucial in strategic and tactical decision making related to investing scarce resources in both existing and new assets. By John Fortin and Jeff Sanford, CH2M HILL
Harnessing Advanced Analytics For Water Balancing, Meter Trending And Meter Right-Sizing
Water utility managers today face a conundrum. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recommends a water utility strive for non-revenue water loss at 10-15 percent, but managers know that many systems lose as much as 50 percent. Discovering where these losses occur is difficult.
Asset Management: Why It Matters To The Water Industry
Aging infrastructure, increased water scarcity, and stricter environmental regulations are among just a few of the challenges water utilities are facing. In a recent assessment from the ASCE, U.S. infrastructure earned a D+ grade, with the water sector ranking lowest. While a slight improvement over the D grade received in 2009, it’s clear that delayed maintenance and underinvestment has put the nation’s infrastructure in a holding pattern, and the water sector can no longer afford to do business as usual. By Nick Pealy, CH2M HILL Senior Consultant, Asset Management and Reliability Services
Is Design-Build The Future For The Water Sector?
Design, bid, build. For years, those three steps have been the standard way to get a water or wastewater project accomplished. But an alternative project delivery method is gaining ground.
Pump-Efficiency Killers (And What To Do About Them)
Tips on improving pump efficiency and decreasing energy consumption
UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICESMore Utility Management Products and Services
REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT
On-Site Chlorine Generation: The Answer For This Reuse System
By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.
A New York Integrator Compares Hosted And Traditional SCADA
The typical SCADA system is a diverse collection of hardware and software spread over a large geographical area.
Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities
With climate change already showing adverse effects on our local resources, people, landscapes and infrastructure, what does this mean for the future of sustainable Canadian cities?
A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.
8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break
The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country. Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst
ASSET MANAGEMENT NEWS
Trimble's Smart Water Infrastructure Mapping And Work Management Cloud Software Adds High-Accuracy GNSS Capabilities
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management cloud software—Trimble® Connect™ for Water version 1.9.
Clean TeQ Holdings Limited Teams Up With QUT's Institute For Future Environments
Clean TeQ Holdings Limited is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Institute for Future Environments (IFE) to participate in collaborative research, development and demonstration of innovative water, wastewater and resource recovery technology.
Cambrian Innovation Wins Three Prestigious Contracts For Breakthrough Biotechnologies
Cambrian Innovation, a water and bioenergy technology provider, recently announced that it has won three prestigious contracts to further develop biotechnologies to dramatically improve water treatment, testing and remediation.
Research Report Defines Impact Of Sourcewater's B2B Exchange For Water In Unconventional Energy Production Industry
Sourcewater, an MIT spin-off addressing the critical challenges at the intersection of water supply and energy production, today issued a research report detailing the significant immediate and long term benefits available to the unconventional energy production industry through the use of a web-based marketplace for buying and selling water.
Springfield, Mo., To Receive $67,000 From EPA For Technical Assistance In Planning Stormwater And Wastewater Projects
Springfield, Mo., was named recently as one of five communities nationwide to receive a $67,000 technical assistance award from EPA to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management.
Thai Water 2015 Supporting Industry With World-Class Technology From 25 Countries
Mr. Sanchai Noombunnam, Group Director at UBM Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd, recently noted that Thailand's industrial sector should enjoy continued growth in view of the fact that foreign investors are keen to set up new factories here.
City Of Morgan Hill, CA Selects IDModeling’s Sedaru To Deliver Mission-Critical Smart Water Data
IDModeling, Inc., a leading global provider of smart water network software and services, has been selected by the City of Morgan Hill, CA to deploy its flagship smart water enterprise software, Sedaru.
GEMI And Environmental Defense Fund Team Up To Expand Water Efficiency Toolkit For Companies In Water-Stressed Areas
As drought conditions persist on the west coast and throughout the Southwest, and other areas struggle with water scarcity, the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced that they are teaming up to greatly expand the adoption of a new solution tool, the EDF-GEMI Water Management Application (WaterMAPP) toolkit, building on a previous water efficiency collaboration between EDF and AT&T.
United Water Signs 20-Year Agreement With Nassau County, NY To Provide Management And Operations Of Wastewater System
United Water, one of the leading providers of water and wastewater services in the nation, recently signed an agreement with officials of Nassau County for a 20-year contract to operate, manage and maintain the county’s wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers.
City Of Santa Cruz Selects CapPlan Water
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that the City of Santa Cruz Water Department, California, has selected Innovyze CapPlan Water as its drinking water infrastructure management and risk assessment solution.