Asset Management Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 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.

  2. 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). 

  3. 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?

  4. San Francisco Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources
    10/10/2017

    San Francisco’s water and wastewater utility has developed a holistic approach to resource management, sustainable infrastructure, and reuse. What can other utilities learn from its program?

  5. How Aurora’s Potable Reuse Project Charts The Future
    10/3/2017

    A water recycling project in Colorado combines natural processes and cutting-edge technology to ensure drought security for its residents.

  6. How To Access The EPA’s $10 Billion In Infrastructure Funding
    9/7/2017

    The U.S. EPA has established a digital clearinghouse to better connect the nation’s utilities with the infrastructure funding they need.

  7. BPM Of Things: Secure Your Success In Digital Transformation
    8/31/2017

    Business process management (BPM) has proven extremely successful in managing both gradual and radical improvements in the industry and various business functions. While digitization brings incredible new opportunities, it also brings the distinctive challenge of correctly positioning and scoping BPM in organizations.

  8. 4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities
    8/29/2017

    The bigger water utilities have the resources, but small utilities face many of the same problems — namely failing pipeline infrastructure and water loss. So what are the solutions and best practices within small utilities’ grasp? One small utility shared its successful approach to controlling water loss as guidance for those with similar struggles.

  9. How To Use Big Data To Plan For Sewer Assets
    8/25/2017

    As wastewater systems have access to more data than ever, questions remain about how to put it all to good use. A new tool uses analytics to predict the needs of sewer lines over a 20-year span, helping utilities make cost-effective choices and protect their infrastructure.

  10. Evaluating Technologies To Keep The Lead Out
    8/25/2017

    With lead contamination still a paramount concern for consumers around the country, many water utilities need to improve their buried infrastructure sooner rather than later. For those that cannot embark on ambitious replacement projects, a new report on coating and lining technologies for lead service lines might be the guide forward.