Consumer Outreach Features, Insights, and Analysis

  1. Intelligent Metering Paves Way For Water Efficiency
    8/10/2014

    When it comes to metering, simple is best. Meters that have no moving parts are more accurate in low flow applications, explains Torsten Hagele of Diehl Metering in an interview with Water Online Radio.

  2. Why Engineers Can’t Solve The Water Shortage With Supply-Side Solutions
    7/23/2014

    We are at the point where there is precious little left to dig or dam or drain or pump, and we are going to have a problem explaining that us engineers don’t have all the answers. 

  3. AMI, Analytics, And The Smart City Evolution
    7/15/2014

    The global utility industry is at a technology tipping point, says Joe Ball, the director of product marketing for Water North America for Itron. In his interview with Water Online Radio, Ball talks innovation and how to provide ratepayers with the technology they want.

  4. “One Water” Communication: Language, Icons and Industry Color Palette
    6/30/2014

    Water is a multi-faceted good and a global priority that affects human beings and the wellbeing of companies and institutions that need water to survive. Those interested in shaping the future of water management are pushing the notion that water is water, whether drinking water, storm water, rain water, or used water. Doing so, according to the experts, encourages "comprehensive thinking, planning and management of our waters on a transformational scale” and pushes the industry towards a “one water” resource management.

  5. No Wipes In The Pipes
    6/26/2014

    "Flushable" wipes are a big, expensive problem for both utilities and homeowners. Watch this animated video to learn why, and how you can help by remembering the "3 P's" when flushing.

  6. WWEMA Window: ‘Nondispersibles’ Turning Sewers Into Nightmares Nationwide
    6/13/2014

    Increasingly, wipes are causing serious issues for wastewater treatment system operators. Many of the wipes entering the sewage system are not dispersible and technically not flushable.

  7. How To Raise Consumer Confidence In Your Water
    5/23/2014

    Utilities already have the resources to deliver the key ingredient: education.

  8. The Right Prescription For Disposing Of Medications
    5/12/2014

    There are many pathways by which pharmaceuticals can get into waterways. When you take an aspirin, it all doesn’t stay in your body, a portion of drug is excreted in the urine or feces.  Research has also shown that environmental discharge of pharmaceuticals can occur during the manufacturing process, and waters receiving treated wastes from manufacturing plants can contain high levels of the chemicals.  Another known pathway is the disposal of unused medications, which presents water utilities with an excellent opportunity to engage the public in communicating the impact of responsible waste practices and the impact of these actions on our watersheds.

  9. STAR Water AMI Video
    5/1/2014

    The Aclara STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system delivers robust data communications on secure, licensed radio frequencies. The STAR wireless fixed network efficiently and automatically provides timely data, empowering utilities to maximize meter functionality and provide superior customer service. Accurate and timely billing, high/low consumption reporting, and non-revenue water loss detection are just a few of the AMR benefits the STAR Network can provide – all at a low system cost with manageable operating expenses.

  10. STAR Gas AMI Infrastructure Video
    5/1/2014

    The Aclara STAR Network Gas advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system delivers robust data communications on secure, licensed radio frequencies. The STAR wireless fixed network efficiently and automatically provides timely data, empowering Gas utilities to maximize meter functionality and provide superior customer service. Accurate and timely billing, high/low consumption reporting, and leak detection are just a few of the AMR benefits the STAR Network can provide – all at a low system cost with manageable operating expenses.