Regulation Updates For Utility Management

  1. Internal Branding Key To Creating Water Utility Employee Ambassadors

    Internal branding can ignite employee performance, strengthen the profit potential of a water utility, and play a key role in helping utility executives and leaders inform staff of their external-facing expectations. To stimultate employee brand support and organizational change, internal communication and branding efforts should be a direct and constructive expression of the organization’s vision and strategic plan.

  2. Iced! Polar Vortex Lessons From An Ohio Water Utility

    In early January 2014, the polar vortex enveloped the Great Lakes region.  When the vortex passed over Lake Erie, a phenomenon called frazil ice sent an untold number of slender shards of ice directly into Avon Lake Regional Water’s intake crib. 

  3. Tips For Training Today’s Operator — And Making It Stick

    Introducing three training trends that improve operators’ understanding and plant performance

  4. Understanding Municipal Bonds And Their Benefits

    An analysis of tax-exempt bonds, the water/wastewater market, and infrastructure funding

  5. 7 Ways To Optimize Your Water Utility

    Streamlining utility management and operations yields significant savings.

  6. Keeping Pace With Data Management Evolution

    How to harness technology and information to overcome modern municipal challenges

  7. Taking Water From Invisible To Invaluable: 27 Communication Objectives

    As demands on the water sector increase, leaders interested in shaping the future of water management are pushing the notion that water is water, whether its drinking water, stormwater or wastewater. Doing so, according to the experts, encourages "comprehensive thinking, planning and management of our waters on a transformational scale. By Donna Vincent Roa, PhD, ABC, CSR-P

  8. One Water: A Holistic Approach To Water Management

    So far, water utilities have been successful in keeping up with regulations and maintenance, despite stagnant funding and uncertainty about when infrastructure could fail altogether. But the staggering cost to contend with these issues forces a new paradigm — how to best manage the ever-increasing demands on our water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure with fewer dollars.

  9. Aging Water Infrastructures Cause Citizens To Conserve

    Aging water infrastructures can lead to issues with water quality consistency, supply availability and can cause citizens to conserve while updated systems are being implemented.

  10. The Value Of Water: Much More Than A Matter Of Economics

    Earlier this month, the EPA published The Importance of Water in the US Economy, a follow-on report to a meeting of distinguished water leaders held December 2012 at American University on the value of water. A key finding of the report, which is based on a review of the literature and practice on the importance of water to the U.S. economy, is that it is difficult to find data that can accurately measure the true value of water to the economy. The data is elusive.