Asset Management Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    3/20/2017

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  2. The Future Of Water Management
    3/16/2017

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

  3. Flint Failings And Our Crumbling Water Infrastructure
    3/6/2017

    Like the weather, everybody complains about the nation’s withering water pipes and their trillion-dollar price tag, but nobody does anything about it.  Consider a simple, inexpensive step to embarrass recalcitrant communities to open their check books, so we don’t have to pay for their neglect.

  4. What Happens When Water Becomes Unaffordable?
    2/27/2017

    Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?

  5. Meeting The Communications Challenges Of Harsh Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Environments
    2/16/2017

    Using ruggedized fiber optic cable, connectors and enclosures can ensure that network communications run reliably at high speed — far into the future.

  6. Understanding How Predictive Analytics Tools Benefit Power Utility Asset Management
    2/7/2017

    The impact of utility industry restructuring is being felt on several levels. The upside of distributed generation growth and the diversification of power sources are also resulting in the downside of loading issues, less switching flexibility and the potential for reverse power flow. New predictive asset analytics tools allow utility personnel to address these issues before they become problems. This paper reviews how these tools can be applied to both utility operations and maintenance.

  7. A Guide For Accessing WIFIA
    2/2/2017

    A new federal funding program seeks to help utilities complete their infrastructure projects. But what stands between a potential borrower and the available funds?

  8. Exploring Alternative Funding For Infrastructure Upgrades
    1/30/2017

    The Water Research Foundation recently completed a project assessing alternative funding options to cover the increasingly necessary costs for water infrastructure upgrades. Are there options that will help your utility avoid raising rates?

  9. In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety
    1/26/2017

    A U.S. EPA “call to action” for improving drinking water seems to lay the groundwork for the new president to address public health.

  10. Defining Your Asset Management Pathway
    1/25/2017

    How to create or enhance a utility asset management program using four simple tactics.