LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  1. Getting Water Up The Mountainside: How The Barsha Pump Utilizes Rivers To Power Irrigation
    3/8/2017

    In the Himalayan mountains, irrigation can be a challenge. There are few affordable pumping technologies accessible for poor farmers, and they come with high maintenance costs.

  2. Flint Failings And Our Crumbling Water Infrastructure
    3/6/2017

    Like the weather, everybody complains about the nation’s withering water pipes and their trillion-dollar price tag, but nobody does anything about it.  Consider a simple, inexpensive step to embarrass recalcitrant communities to open their check books, so we don’t have to pay for their neglect.

  3. What Happens When Water Becomes Unaffordable?
    2/27/2017

    Researchers project that water services will become unaffordable for over a third of American households in the near future. What does it really mean for so many to be priced out of a fundamental necessity?

  4. A Guide For Accessing WIFIA
    2/2/2017

    A new federal funding program seeks to help utilities complete their infrastructure projects. But what stands between a potential borrower and the available funds?

  5. Exploring Alternative Funding For Infrastructure Upgrades
    1/30/2017

    The Water Research Foundation recently completed a project assessing alternative funding options to cover the increasingly necessary costs for water infrastructure upgrades. Are there options that will help your utility avoid raising rates?

  6. 'Far Out' Technology Simplifies Pipeline Leak Detection
    1/25/2017

    Satellites provide the latest, perhaps most efficient, method for spotting underground leaks, ushering in a new era of non-revenue water management.

  7. In-Line Turbines Harness Energy For Water Utilities
    1/25/2017

    Halifax Water and the Water Research Foundation’s study finds that turbine generators can do more than just replace the work of pressure-reducing valves (PRVs).

  8. The Problem With Road Salt
    1/23/2017

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  9. Water And The Internet Of Things: 2017
    1/6/2017

    I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (IoT) two years ago when I had a below groundwater leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.

  10. Is Zinc Coating The Answer For Drinking Water Pipelines?
    12/22/2016

    A relatively new solution has emerged for drinking water infrastructure with some communities investing in its promise. Is it the answer to pipeline problems?