The cost of municipal water management, including infrastructure renewal, relies on revenue from ratepayers, but affordability of services is a prime concern as well. A recent report from Black & Veatch looks at large cities and recent trends regarding this delicate balance.
As the incentive to minimize non-revenue water and decrease OPEX becomes ever more imperative among U.S. utilities, lessons can be learned from pioneering Danish utilities that had to do a similar maneuver 20 years ago and today have one of the lowest water-loss rates in the world.
Italy’s biggest multi-utility, A2A S.p.A., like many water utilities in North America and around the world, had to corral water loss to sustain efficient operations. A2A piloted acoustic leak detection as a potential solution, achieving A+ results.
While advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) offers numerous financial and operational benefits for utilities, the case for deployment hinges on enhanced customer communication facilitated by real-time data.
Water and wastewater utilities that were already financially strapped before the pandemic have seen a decrease in revenue because of it. How can these utilities adapt and survive, or even thrive, in the shadow of COVID-19?
Most utilities understand they have a nonrevenue water problem, but few know how to deal with it correctly. Start by learning more about how the issue affects your utility and what options are available.