Back in 2012, the City Of Columbia made the decision to update its OPS SQL software to Hach WIMS (water information management system). The old software was not only sitting idle, but was also out of date. The reasons for updating and implementing the software were many but can be summarized with the two primary goals: To collect the data into a central database that is easily accessible and to create a dashboard from which the rotating operations teams or management could quickly understand what was happening. After more than a year of coordinating Metro management and staff, Hach WIMS support staff, and city IT staff, WIMS began to take shape.
Consulting firm Black & Veatch has released its annual assessment of the water industry, surveying over 350 public and private stakeholders. What are the industry’s biggest concerns and how can they be addressed?
Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one Human Machine Interface (HMI) for over 25 years and offers legendary ease of use, market leading innovation, unequalled investment protection, brilliant graphics, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.
As market demands and business drivers continue to evolve for customers in manufacturing and production industries, it is very clear that organizations are under significant pressure to increase the speed and agility of their business and manufacturing operations.
Amid uncertainty of how, or if, business will continue in an independent UK, the industry trade association British Water is confident that it can help members navigate the new landscape.
When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.
If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?
To help utility crews understand the complexities of service line installations, Water Online spoke with Larry Aulich, Director of Product Management for Mueller Co. He discussed the different service connections available and how to ensure that those connections are installed correctly.
Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.
Federal and state officials say they are receiving a flood of water data, but making sense of it isn’t always easy.
CH2M to perform program management services for DC Water’s capital improvement program, helping to ensure local communities have access to safe drinking water and sanitation systems.
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently announced four North America User Group events will be hosted by their industrial software, manufacturing and process automation division.
Sensaphone will feature the Sentinel PRO remote monitoring system at WEFTEC 2016, Booth 3001, September 24-28 in New Orleans.
The state of Pennsylvania is making a significant commitment to water treatment — investing $68 million for twenty drinking water, wastewater, and non-point source projects across fourteen counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), reported WTAE 4.
A Florida-area wastewater spill with potentially dire consequences could be more likely to happen elsewhere than it seems.
As the government pressures utilities to make lead data public, DC Water’s mapping project is one model for increasing transparency.
Vibration fluctuations in water and wastewater machinery are an early indicator of problems that cause equipment failure such as pump cavitation, unbalanced fans and bad bearings. Sensaphone’s new Vibration Sensor can be permanently mounted on equipment like pumps, motors, generators and diesel engines to continuously monitor vibration velocity and detect unusual conditions.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Michigan and City of Flint reaffirmed a continued commitment to restoring Flint’s drinking water system and support for Flint residents past the August 14 expiration date of the federal emergency declaration.
The water infrastructure crisis that is usually hidden behind walls and under sidewalks is coming to a head in upstate New York.