Latest Insights on Drinking Water Measurement

  1. What’s So “Smart” About Potable Smart Water Networks?

    Smart Networks— no matter if they are on the potable side of the industry or the wastewater side— seem to be one of the next battlegrounds for efficiency.

  2. How To Deliver Better Water And Increase Consumer Confidence Simultaneously

    Created in 1995 to help prevent another Cryptosporidium or similar outbreak, the Partnership For Safe Water offers self-assessment and optimization programs for drinking water utilities

  3. 8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break

    The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country.  Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst

  4. Understanding The Value of Instrumentation In The Water Industry

    As long as instrumentation is selected, installed, commissioned, and maintained properly the data that it can give is invaluable to the water industry. 

  5. The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters

    Selecting the proper flow meter will take an operator through a fairly typical vetting process, including consideration of capital expenditure (CAPEX), O&M requirements, effectiveness, and durability. Manufacturers of all meter types (e.g., Venturi meters, magnetic flow meters (magmeters), cone meters, etc.) will surely claim to excel in these categories, but can they back up the claim?

  6. The Science Of Water: Analysis Lab Does More Than Just Testing

    For many, the word “bureau” conquers up images of suit-clad men and women brandishing firearms and badges. But in Philadelphia, employees of another type of bureau are also protecting the public — using science.

  7. Maintaining Data Acquisition Capabilities Through Storms, Cyber Attacks

    Not all technology holds up during a weather emergency. Electricity often fails, communication methods are compromised, and computer networks go offline.

  8. Instrumentation Do's And Don'ts For The Water Industry

    To say that instrumentation, automation, and control are key to the modern wastewater industry is somewhat of an understatement.  With growing populations, tighter consent parameters, and the need to do more for less, operational efficiency is more and more important. 

  9. Laboratory Analysis Demystified

    Most people have no idea how critical getting a good sample is, and how hard it is in general to get really good data.  The analytical process for almost anything we test for has so many steps – each of which compounds any deviations or discrepancies made in the previous steps – that it’s vitally important to be as accurate and precise in each step along the way in order to get good, meaningful data in the end. By Patrick Vowell, Water Quality Engineer, Golden State Water Company

  10. Level Measurement Showdown: Ultrasonic Vs. Radar

     In the level measurement world, there is a rivalry between the two most commonly used measurement instruments: ultrasonic, which uses sound-based measurement, and radar, which uses high-frequency electromagnetic waves to determine distance.