Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. Coming Around To Big Data
    10/23/2018

    Big Data is on the minds and lips of many water system managers, but how many utilities are actually utilizing it? Jason Carter, the Water Utility Innovation Leader at Arcadis, lamentedly states that the water industry is behind, but he also sees a clear path forward — one where Big Data plays a central role in operations and, consequently, newfound efficiencies. In this Water Talk interview, Carter provides examples of how utilities can leverage data for improved operations, pinpoints the cost savings associated with Big Data, and forecasts the future in terms of adoption and implementation.

  2. How To Boost Water System Efficiency With Smart Output Technology
    9/21/2018

    Water utilities are installing automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems more frequently. These systems often help utilities improve customer relations and provide valuable real-time data to improve operations. The ability for various meters to communicate with AMR and AMI technology has become more important as these systems become commonplace.

  3. Following Florence, Lessons From Harvey In Recovery And Resilience
    9/20/2018

    With the impacts of Hurricane Florence continuing to unfold, coastal communities in the Southeast will soon be looking to other coastal areas, like Houston, as models for rebuilding resiliently. By doing so, they can speed their recovery and build back in smart ways — because that’s what resilience is all about.

  4. Sending Your Wet Weather Problem Back To The Cloud(s)
    9/17/2018

    Most of us don’t have to think about the vital infrastructure that supports our society.  Water is delivered to our homes and businesses 24/7, and wastewater is efficiently and cleanly whisked away.  The ability of our utilities to manage these services means we only take notice at times of inconvenience: water outages, sewer blockages, or stormwater overflows. 

  5. Keys To Mastering Pump System Maintenance
    9/11/2018

    It has long been established that predictive maintenance of existing equipment will reduce operating costs and help ensure safe operation.

  6. Smart Utility: Building A Foundation for Artificial Intelligence
    9/4/2018

    With data comes decision-making power, but how each utility wields that power will be different. The Smart Utility approach tailors digital capabilities to arrive at specific and optimal outcomes.

  7. Saving Infrastructure With Sensors In The Sewer
    9/4/2018

    With a little help from AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (the Internet of Things), Kansas City gives a lesson on UEA-MEP — utilizing existing assets to the maximum extent possible.

  8. How Big Is Big Data Among Water Utilities?
    9/4/2018

    A survey of water utilities conducted by Black & Veatch reveals to what degree and how rapidly (or not) data analytics are being implemented in the real world.

  9. Water 4.0 And The Wastewater Cycle
    9/4/2018

    While it may be premature to claim wastewater management’s arrival in the digital age, we can herald the eventuality, chart the progress, and examine potential implications.

  10. EPA Researchers Develop Tool To Improve Water Quality
    8/28/2018

    Many communities face challenges when managing their water resources. For example, runoff from agricultural fields can contribute to excess nutrients in water, like phosphorous and nitrogen, which can lead to harmful algal blooms and health concerns for the surrounding community. State and local governments trying to solve environmental problems must consider the cost and effectiveness of water management decisions for their communities.