Drinking Water Features

  1. How To Convince Ratepayers That It’s Time For AMI
    10/24/2017

    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) can be a critical tool for water utilities as they look to improve efficiency. But AMI projects often run into obstacles set by the public at large. A new study looks at ways that utilities can get their ratepayers on board with AMI.

  2. Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?
    10/20/2017

    A $15 million federal, solar desalination funding program seeks to foster a world where utilities and industrial operations have easier access to fresh water.

  3. End Of The Line: Solutions For Water Main Dead Ends
    10/18/2017

    Maintaining the water distribution system is critical to ensure customers receive the best water quality. An important maintenance task is to ensure water movement through the system. Dead-end mains, typically in cul-de-sacs, at the end of rural streets, or even in a looped line, are known problem areas for water stagnation, resulting in quality complaints. Residential neighborhoods under construction and large underpopulated developments often have slow-moving or stagnant drinking water.

  4. Using UVC LEDs To Develop Cost-Effective, Measurement-Specific Water Quality Sensors
    10/13/2017

    Rapid industrialization and tightened water quality standards are leading to an increase in global spending on water quality monitoring instrumentation. Spending in this area is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion by 2020, with some 25 percent spent on new, less expensive water quality monitoring sensors that deliver on-the-spot measurements.

  5. Rounding Up Glyphosate’s Threat To Drinking Water
    10/12/2017

    A popular weed killer appears to be threatening consumer health through drinking water supplies. As knowledge around this threat grows, treatment operations should consider their technology options.

  6. Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues
    10/12/2017

    Everyone must answer to someone — even the rule-makers themselves. While it may seem to water and wastewater utilities that the U.S. EPA is the end of the line, there is yet another government agency that holds the EPA's feet to the fire.

  7. Historic Buildings Or Energy Efficiency? Texas Gets Both, With Innovative Financing
    10/12/2017

    When it comes to the history and DNA of a city, new buildings have nothing on century-old ones. Yet the reverse can be said in regard to water and energy efficiency. Older buildings reflect the culture and history of a community, but typically are highly inefficient.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. How To Use Biological Filtration To Meet Today’s Clean Water Challenges
    9/26/2017

    Utilities and industries need reliable and cost-effective treatment methods to protect critical water resources. Water professionals want proven technology to remove contaminants from drinking water, wastewater, and process water. These technologies must also be able to operate under a variety of flows and conditions.