LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  1. A Rural Alaskan Native Village’s Journey For Safe Drinking Water
    8/18/2016

    I recently returned from a work trip to Alaska, where I met with colleagues from EPA’s Alaska Operations Office and Alaska’s Department of Conservation to discuss a variety of water-related issues and tour a few facilities, communities, and projects.

  2. What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?
    8/17/2016

    Survey data on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward public drinking water confirms tough times now, but hints at better days ahead.

  3. A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux
    8/11/2016

    Like most digital technology, the move from traditional to smart water meters seems like an inevitable step in the march towards progress. However, due to cost and regulatory concerns, many utilities have yet to make the transition.

  4. Six Water Startups Look To Transform The Industry
    8/3/2016

    The Water Council has announced the latest startup companies to win access to its BREW Accelerator program, designed to help each company bring its innovative water tech to the market.

  5. Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process
    8/2/2016

    With electricity prices climbing each year and eating up a greater share of companies’ operating expenses, energy efficiency is rightly becoming a top priority for many municipalities and businesses. According to the U.S. EPA, drinking water and wastewater treatment plants account for about 30 to 40 percent of many municipal governments’ total energy consumption.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.