Asset Management Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 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.

  2. Navigating A Cyanobacterial Event: Lessons Learned In Balancing Risk And Cost For A Single Season
    8/25/2017

    A case study from Lake Erie shows the value of adaptable monitoring plans and how to get ready to respond to dynamic situations.

  3. Driving Resource Recovery With Scum Reuse
    8/24/2017

    As more wastewater operations begin reusing their byproducts, they are looking for new technologies to help them do so differently. A process developed in Minnesota could be the change they are looking for.

  4. Manufacturers Reps Are Working To Advance The Industry — Come Hear How At WEFTEC 2017
    8/17/2017

    What is the perspective of today’s market from the view of a manufacturer’s representative marketing a diverse line of water and wastewater treatment products, along with pumps, solids handling/dewatering equipment, and infrastructure assessment?

  5. Is CIPP Installation Really Safe?
    8/17/2017

    New research into the chemical byproducts that result from cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair indicates that the practice may not be safe for installers or nearby residents. Is your operation at risk?

  6. Rebuilding American Infrastructure: Utilizing Lifecycle Data To Evaluate The Environmental Impact Of Piping Systems
    8/2/2017

    In 2017, America's aging piping infrastructure, corroded piping systems, and water quality concerns are at the forefront. Examples like Flint, MI, have engineers and policymakers working to design piping systems that excel in longevity, durability, and cost-effectiveness. The controversy and magnitude of this national problem has resulted in many false claims and complicated solutions from competing piping manufacturers, leaving engineers and municipalities unsure of what solution will work best for their infrastructure needs.

  7. How To Get A Biodigester At Your Plant
    7/31/2017

    A wastewater treatment facility in Michigan has begun the complicated process of vetting a new, significant technology upgrade to its operations. What can you learn from its experience?

  8. Generational Thinking In Water Management
    7/26/2017

    Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.

  9. How IPR Can Keep California Out Of Drought
    7/6/2017

    An award-winning reuse project in California demonstrates the state’s lasting interest in changing the way we treat water resources.

  10. Mapping Innovative Financing For Utility Projects
    6/29/2017

    A new interactive map from Stanford University presents a national picture of successful drinking water and wastewater projects achieved through pioneering funding models.