LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  1. NRDC Report Points To Need For Investment In Water Supply Infrastructure Nationwide
    7/21/2016

    You don’t have to live in Flint, MI, to be the victim of exposure to less-than-safe drinking water. A recent report by the National Resources Defense Council estimates that last year, millions of Americans were served by water systems with multiple lead-related violations.

  2. PRVs And Pipeline Security
    7/18/2016

    When the pressure builds up in the underground systems that distribute water, it doesn’t take a creative mind to imagine what could happen next. The resulting bursts can mean extensive repairs to the pipes, significant restoration to damaged property, and the prospect of lost water revenue pouring out of the system.

  3. 10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
    7/14/2016

    This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.

  4. Piping Up About Chemical Resistance
    6/16/2016

    The lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI, brought more attention to the country’s piping systems than we’ve seen in a long time. Average Americans were questioning what exactly constitutes the water infrastructure below them and what that might mean for the water they enjoy in their homes.

  5. Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy
    6/9/2016

    Here in the post-Flint era of municipal water operations, and for the foreseeable future, the loudest mandate for utilities will be to "get the lead out" of our distribution systems. Until such time that all lead lines are replaced, control strategies will need to be employed.

  6. “Taxpayers’ Best Friend” Looks Into Water Technologies
    5/10/2016

    The Government Accountability Office recently assessed technologies that can potentially save the U.S. from water stress, focusing on distribution efficiency and the treatment of nontraditional sources. We provide a snapshot of GAO’s findings, including technology pros and cons, “readiness” rates, and levels of adoption.

  7. New President, New Vision For Water
    5/9/2016

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.

  8. Best Practices For Cured-In-Place Pipe
    5/5/2016

    Make sure you consider these best CIPP practices if you’re doing a trenchless sewer line replacement or pipeline rehabilitation.

  9. The Future Is Here — Just Add Utility
    5/4/2016

    Water utilities are responsible for one thing above all: supplying safe drinking water to their populations on a daily basis. In light of the recent public health crisis in Flint, MI, utilities have never been under more pressure from the public to perform this service.

  10. Bringing The Water Loss Fight Home During ‘Fix A Leak Week’
    4/29/2016

    The U.S. EPA estimates that more than one trillion gallons of water are lost through household leaks every year. It introduced “Fix a Leak Week” to bring that number down.