1. When It’s Time To Consider Ice Pigging

    Ice pigging is a method for cleaning pipes that combines the effectiveness of invasive techniques with the limited disruption of non-invasive techniques.

  2. Smart Networks Smoothing Supply Of Water

    With increasing and urbanizing population, extreme weather events happening with greater frequency, aging infrastructure and work forces, more demanding customers, and significant revenue constraints, it is becoming increasingly difficult for water utilities to ensure that supply consistently meets demand.

  3. Composing A Sonata For The Smart Water Network

    Whether we like it or not, everything around us is getting smarter. And perhaps the closest water industry analogy to what’s taking place with our personal phones, cameras, and other “smart” gadgets lies in the metering sector.

  4. Flow Monitoring, Pressure Management, And Healthy Water Systems

    There are two practices that can help water utilities identify broken segments of their systems and reduce the nonrevenue water that results. Amidst the nation’s current infrastructure crisis, they are exercises worth considering.

  5. Can The Internet Of Things Lower AMI Solution Cost?

    Low-power wide-area networks are critical to the Internet of Things but may also work to bring advanced metering infrastructure to the masses.

  6. Taking CARE: Infrastructure And Resiliency For Those In Need

    The U.S. EPA’s WaterCARE program is providing 10 communities around the country with money and technical assistance to revamp their drinking and wastewater infrastructures.

  7. Vote Of Confidence: A Q&A With NAWC’s President-To-Be

    Martin A. Kropelnicki, whose presidency begins in October, talks lessons from Silicon Valley, the state of infrastructure, and the impacts of a changing environment.

  8. What Went Wrong In Flint?

    While it took a series of egregious bungles on several different levels to plunge Flint into the crisis, perhaps the most unforgivable lapse has been government officials’ negligent water testing.

  9. Together We Can Get The Lead Out

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the Flint crisis, it is this: Our communities will be safer in the long run with no lead pipes in the ground.

  10. 7 Reasons Vaults Are A Bad Choice For Backflow Cover Installation

    Across the United States, it is common to find a backflow preventer, whether for a fire or domestic line, in a below-ground vault. However, there are a myriad of reasons to join a growing  consensus of people that have pulled the plug and drained the pit. Living with this perpetual hazard to life, limb, and water safety just doesn’t make sense.