Regulation Updates For Utility Management

  1. EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions
    12/4/2017

    Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.

  2. Water Is One Of The Few Issues To Unite Voters
    11/15/2017

    Unless you spent the last election cycle hiding under a rock (and no blame if you did), you are no doubt aware of the growing rift between the two major political parties of the United States. As reported in The Atlantic citing polling from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, those who identify as Democrats are becoming more liberal and those identifying as Republicans swing ever more conservative.

  3. Sewer Systems: Construction Considerations
    11/7/2017

    Pressure sewers (effluent or grinder) and gravity sewers require different methods of construction, different installation techniques, and different degrees of accessibility to install the various products and system components. The construction impact of installing any sewer system technology falls under two main categories: on-lot and right-of-way (ROW). 

  4. Eaton Expands Online Training With New Online Commissioner Classes
    11/6/2017

    To help customers use variable frequency drives (VFDs) to enhance safety and reliability, Eaton is offering eLearning courses for VFD technology to support product, installation and commissioning and service knowledge. The robust online training program helps electrical distributors, contractors and industrial customers optimize the performance of VFDs.

  5. What Happens When Your SCADA Server Buys The Farm?
    11/2/2017

    Scenario 1: It is 3 am and you are fast asleep at home in your bed. At your office across town, the server that monitors and controls your critical water and wastewater infrastructure goes offline. Maybe, the hard drive failed or the power supply died. Perhaps it just lost connection to the network. Regardless, all polling, logging, monitoring and alarming have ceased. What happens next?

  6. Enhanced Data Analysis To Plug Knowledge Drain As Baby Boomers Retire
    10/31/2017

    One of the greatest challenges faced by our nation’s water departments is replacing the retiring baby boomer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that water/wastewater system employees will retire at a faster rate than the national average, estimated at 25 percent through 2024.

  7. Is Remote Monitoring Right for Me?
    9/14/2017

    Budgetary constraints and the challenges of maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure have water utilities looking for ways to operate more efficiently, even as customer service expectations and regulatory demand for more sophisticated reporting and usage information are on the rise. Fortunately, many water treatment plants have found a solution to these seemingly contradictory requirements in remote monitoring systems, which allow utilities to conserve water, operate efficiently, and ensure that the assets within their network are performing well.

  8. Tracking Chemical Use To Optimize Quality, While Saving Money
    8/24/2017

    What technology is available to monitor and optimize my plant operations?

  9. Do You Pay 300 Times What You Could For Water?
    8/15/2017

    On January 1st 2017, Philadelphia’s controversial “soda tax” went into effect, adding a 1.5-cents-per-ounce on sugary beverages sold in the city. Several cities across the U.S. have enacted similar taxes in a bid to battle diet-related diseases such as obesity and fund more healthy activities within their communities.

  10. What Do You Need From A Service Provider?
    8/4/2017

    When searching for a service provider, you want what’s best for your company. But what does best mean when it comes to service?