Consumer Outreach Features, Insights, and Analysis

  1. Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient
    1/9/2017

    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.

  2. One City, One Plan, One Water: How Los Angeles Is Transforming Water Management
    11/28/2016

    Carollo Engineers unveils an ambitious plan to turn one of America’s most water-stressed cities into a model of sustainability and resiliency.

  3. Putting The Deep Freeze On Faulty Meter Box Valves
    11/8/2016

    This fall, the Prince William County Service Authority began using a device called a freeze kit, which temporarily freezes water service lines in order to replace angle valves in meter boxes.

  4. Danger Lurking In The Water: Offsetting Revenue Destruction In Our Water Utilities With The Smart Grid For Water
    11/8/2016

    In our series on the Smart Grid for Water, we continue to build on the theme that the Smart Grid for Water is free. As we have seen, starting with the meter-to-customer vision, the deployment of an entirely new AMI, highly functioning tools, and customer engagement platforms can be financed entirely within existing budgets.

  5. Home Is Where The Smart Is: First-Of-Its-Kind Study Reveals Importance Of Smart Technology And Low-Water Clean Energy
    11/1/2016

    Have you ever thought about how much water your dryer needs to dry your clothes? (And no, I don’t mean your washing machine.)

  6. How To Improve The Water Resiliency Of U.S. Cities
    10/17/2016

    Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Water Index reviews 50 cities around the globe across a string of sustainability measures such as water efficiency, water resiliency and water quality. As Chris Hill, Vice President of Water Supply and Treatment Lead for North America, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, the U.S. cities perform well in the areas of water quality and water efficiency but tend to lag European communities in the area of water resiliency.

  7. Mueller Hydrant Safety Flange Video Now Available
    10/13/2016

    While we are still not sure how granny hit a Mueller® hydrant in this quiet residential neighborhood, a duo of ever-so-helpful water utility personnel install a new safety flange, repair the hydrant and help granny get back behind the wheel.

  8. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Brings More Reliable Water Operations Clearly Into Focus
    9/26/2016

    Learn about the advantages and implementation of AMI from experts who are making “smarter water” a reality.

  9. The Free Pathway To The Smart Grid For Water
    9/20/2016

    The water sector is undergoing structural shifts that will demand changes to the way in which we operate if we are to meet our water challenges in the future.  Water volatility is increasing. 

  10. We Are All Water
    9/14/2016

    I was at a funeral recently and when the internment got to the “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” part, specifically at “dust you are and to dust you shall return,” it occurred to me that nothing could be further from the truth.