LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.)

  6. Making Sense Of The Chemical Feed Frenzy
    11/1/2016

    The use of chemicals to treat water supplies can be traced back to the 19th century when English physician John Snow chlorinated a British water supply to stop the spread of cholera.

  7. Examining Options To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water
    10/26/2016

    National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week marks a time when EPA and our federal partners promote education and awareness activities that focus on lead and how to prevent its negative health effects. This year, we focus on the theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.” It’s through our joint efforts that we have been able to make significant strides in reducing exposure to lead over the past several decades.

  8. Top 10 Technologies From WEFTEC 2016
    10/25/2016

    300,000 square feet. That was the size of the tradeshow floor at WEFTEC, the world's largest annual water quality exhibition. I didn't see every technology showcased last month in New Orleans (over a thousand exhibitors were on hand), but here’s a “best of” list from the many that I came across — a snapshot of various technologies that stood out from the masses, exceptional for their level of innovation and potential for industry impact.

  9. How Wisconsin Will Get The Lead Out
    10/24/2016

    A funding program from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will provide $14.5 million to replace lead service lines in the communities that need it most.

  10. Building The Business Case For The Smart Grid For Water
    10/17/2016

    In our last article we introduced the strategic and direct financial benefits associated with the Smart Grid for Water. In this edition, we begin the process of developing the business case for a Smart Grid for Water installation and how to make it compelling.