Regulation Updates For Utility Management

  1. How To Use SCADA To Avoid Overflows
    6/24/2016

    If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.

  2. How To Evolve With SCADA
    6/24/2016

    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?

  3. How To Successfully Install A Service Line
    6/9/2016

    To help utility crews understand the complexities of service line installations, Water Online spoke with Larry Aulich, Director of Product Management for Mueller Co. He discussed the different service connections available and how to ensure that those connections are installed correctly.

  4. How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants
    5/31/2016

    Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.

  5. Better Infrastructure Through Innovation
    5/12/2016

    A 2015 estimate by the U.S. EPA put the necessary drinking water infrastructure investment in America at $1 trillion over the next 20 years.

  6. Wipes And Wastewater Infrastructure Around The World
    5/11/2016

    Sometimes it’s hard to keep in mind that the water falling over our heads was recently halfway across the world. Or that for all of our differences as people on this planet, we all rely equally on that precious resource. Problems that plague one water system can be felt thousands of miles away. The same goes for wastewater.

  7. How Should Your Utility Purchase Equipment?
    3/21/2016

    Few tasks are as nerve-racking as making a purchasing decision. Making an investment in a piece of major equipment is necessary and can be exciting, but nobody wants to mess it up.

  8. The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines
    3/11/2016

    Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.

  9. Before Emergency Strikes: How To Prepare A Plant For Mobile Equipment Services
    2/26/2016

    Nobody wants to think about the worst case scenario but if you’re responsible for water treatment at an industrial plant, you can’t avoid it. There are any number of things that can force a plant to go offline and it’s imperative that a contingency plan is in place for such an event. Luckily, there are mobile equipment suppliers that can keep things running during an outage, planned or otherwise. Water Online spoke with one provider of such a service, Evoqua Water Technologies, about how it keeps plants running no matter what.

  10. 6 Musts When Choosing A Water Service Provider
    2/8/2016

    Choosing the company that will fill your water service needs is like making any other long-term commitment. It’s impor­tant to do your homework, identify the areas that are most important, and take the time necessary to find a good match.