Asset Management Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Creating An Emergency WARN-ing For Utilities
    12/14/2017

    When emergency strikes, water and wastewater utilities can rely on one another through an innovative program.

  2. On The Brink: Dealing With America’s Aging Water Infrastructure
    12/11/2017

    The U.S. is currently facing a water crisis. Potable water is scarce and considered valuable everywhere in the world. However, with the infrastructure that is currently in place, the U.S. has been squandering this precious resource. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, about 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day due to broken and leaky pipes alone.

  3. Real-Time Collection System Monitoring Is Saving Ratepayers Millions
    12/11/2017

    A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems. Such technology is lowering operating costs by millions of dollars, reducing pressure on rates, and dramatically decreasing the risk of sewer overflows. The decision reflects a growing trend of using collection system technologies to reduce maintenance and help limit rate increases.

  4. Digital Water: How One Community Saved More Than $20 Million By Finding Leaks With Data
    12/6/2017

    White House Utility District (WHUD), Tennessee’s largest geographic water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses, is using data to stem water loss and create savings for its customers.

  5. Bringing Utilities Together To Fight Cybercrime
    11/20/2017

    As drinking water and wastewater utilities continue to rely on technology to improve operations, their vulnerability to hacks and cybercrime increases. One utility organization has created a program to help its members band together against those threats.

  6. Fixing The Federal Response To Lead Contamination
    11/15/2017

    The legislative body responsible for ensuring that the federal government remains accountable has recently issued a report on the nation’s lead contamination problem. Its recommendations may be what finally save the country’s drinking water.

  7. A Value-Based Approach To Innovation
    11/13/2017

    Innovation is a very popular topic these days. A quick Google search on the word "innovation" shows that the use of the word over time has gone through the roof in the back half of the 20th century until now.

  8. The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America
    11/10/2017

    Though the field of water loss management is ever-growing and refining, a validated water audit to disaggregate volumes and values of all loss components remains the essential first step to reduce water loss in a way that is economically sustainable, both for your utility and your ratepayers. With extreme weather events, conservation rate structures, and regional population shifts changing the face of business as usual, it’s time to get with the program.

  9. Sewer Systems: Construction Considerations
    11/7/2017

    Pressure sewers (effluent or grinder) and gravity sewers require different methods of construction, different installation techniques, and different degrees of accessibility to install the various products and system components. The construction impact of installing any sewer system technology falls under two main categories: on-lot and right-of-way (ROW). 

  10. What The MWRD Has Learned About Wastewater Treatment
    10/26/2017

    Chicago’s Stickney Water Reclamation Plant is among the world’s elite for its size, capacity, and effective nutrient removal. But where do the utility’s ambitions still lie and what can it teach the rest of the country’s operations?