From the Editor

  1. Non-Revenue Water Is A Money Pit. Here’s Your Way Out
    5/26/2017

    According to the U.S. EPA, $97 billion will be needed over the next two decades to control water loss, comprising 29 percent of the needed upgrade costs in the space overall. The agency estimates that average water loss for a system is 16 percent, with 75 percent of that being recoverable.

  2. The Sound Of Progress: How Acoustics Are Advancing Meter Technology
    5/26/2017

    There is one device that truly encompasses the relationship between drinking water utilities and the consumers who benefit from their services. The water meter represents both the practical aspect of the dynamic (that is, the calculation of how much drinking water reaches a ratepayer and, therefore, what rate they pay), as well as the shared connection that each household has with its provider.

  3. AMI And The Zen Of Water Utility Management
    5/26/2017

    Drinking water utilities have a lot on their plates. Aside from the inherent technical difficulty of providing a vital service, they have to maintain positive customer relations, contend with increasingly strained budgets, and run operations with as little stress to employees as possible.

  4. Flow Meter Advisory: Follow The Money
    5/26/2017

    While the majority of household consumers believe that they deserve the full attention of a water system, from a revenue perspective this does not bear out. Though the average home faucet is undoubtedly valued by its drinking water provider, the reality is that the vast majority of drinking water revenue comes from heavy-use commercial and industrial operations.

  5. A New Way To Renew Biosolids
    5/25/2017

    A biosolids reuse project backed by the Department of Energy utilizes a new conversion process to make the most of wastewater.

  6. 10 Reasons Why Baltimore Is A Great Water City
    5/23/2017

    Rudolph S. Chow, director of the City of Baltimore's Department of Public Works, shares three decades of insight in the course of 10 questions and answers.

  7. A Bill Of Relief For Small Wastewater Treatment Plants
    5/22/2017

    If passed, a new piece of bipartisan legislation would provide technical assistance to rural wastewater treatment systems that need help in complying with federal regulations.

  8. Weighing The Power Of Simplified Membrane Systems
    5/18/2017

    Researchers have developed a membrane system that utilizes gravity to reduce operational requirements, proving that simplicity can be a beautiful thing.

  9. Fighting Arsenic Contamination At The Source
    5/8/2017

    A genetic tool has been developed to help water systems understand the root cause of arsenic contamination.

  10. The Full-Bodied Approach To Odor Control
    5/4/2017

    Odor issues continue to plague wastewater treatment plants all over the country. With a range of foul smells caused by varied contributors, one research project sought to provide a breath of fresh air.