Latest Insights on Drinking Water Measurement

  1. How To Comply With Drinking Water Turbidity Requirements Using 360° x 90° Detection Technology
    8/24/2016

    Drinking water systems must meet a myriad of regulatory requirements to ensure the public’s health and safety. Excess turbidity can be a first indication of degrading water quality, so accurate and timely turbidity measurement is critical. Hach has been a leader in providing analytical instruments to the water industry for many years. Water Online spoke with Hach about turbidity measurements and how to ensure test results reflect actual water quality conditions.

  2. 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.

  3. Bacteria Monitoring In 3D
    8/10/2016

    Monitoring of bacteria in drinking water is not perfect, but the perfect compromise between the reliability of lab testing and the speed of indirect sensors may have been found — an optical, online system that provides better protection for consumers by being just good enough.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Getting The Lead Out
    5/24/2016

    Ensuring the quality and safety of drinking water across the U.S. EPA-monitored 155,000 public water systems has become a national issue.

  7. Protecting Against Doomsday Contaminants
    5/16/2016

    New tools are being developed for worst-case drinking water scenarios: chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN)-related contamination.

  8. “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.

  9. Disruption To Growth: Navigating The Sensor Revolution
    4/22/2016

    As critical gateways to the Internet of things (IoT), sensors are sure to have a massive social and economic impact globally within the next decade.

  10. Is Water 4.0 The Future?
    4/21/2016

    Water 4.0 is a concept that has recently been raised as the “future” of the water industry …possibly. Apart from being a paraphrase of Industry 4.0, the questions have to be asked: What is it, and what does it have to do with the way the water industry operates in its current state?