LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  1. Redefining The Water Utility Business Model: Is It A Pipe Dream?
    12/15/2016

    Last week, a two-inch thick, ductile iron section of a water main broke and flooded a densely populated part of downtown Boston — sparking manhole fires, deluging businesses, and snarling traffic while utility crews rushed to repair the ruptured main.

  2. Can The DWSRF Solve The Lead Crisis?
    12/14/2016

    The federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was designed to help communities pay for infrastructure projects and meet safety regulations. But can it be applied for the greatest threat to drinking water of our time?

  3. The Case For Condition Assessment
    12/5/2016

    The need for using condition assessment as part of an overall asset management program has been documented over the past two decades, but the value of this work for the cost has eluded many utilities.

  4. Innovations Bring Southern Delivery System Online On Time And Under Budget
    11/28/2016

    Colorado Springs Utilities creates the modern-day blueprint for pipeline project delivery with the timely completion of the historic Southern Delivery System.

  5. How To Predict Pipe Failures
    11/23/2016

    An extensive research project has developed a new method for predicting pipeline failures, offering a potential savior to drinking water systems.

  6. Meet The New Lead And Copper Rule
    11/21/2016

    As the U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule turns 25 years old, the country has become inundated with contamination crises. A much-needed update to the regulation may put an end to that.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. The Six Most Common AMI Questions Answered
    11/8/2016

    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has been available for some time, but the majority of water utilities still don’t utilize it. There are varying obstacles that keep more from embracing the technology, from cost prohibitions to lack of expertise. Increasingly, ways around these obstacles are emerging.

  10. 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.)