SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. The Bible On Effective Utility Management
    4/28/2016

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  2. Using SCADA To Find Hidden Problems And Solutions
    12/1/2009

    Ocean Isle Beach is a small island community on the southeast coast of North Carolina. Only about five-hundred people live there year round, but during the summer months its beautiful beaches draw almost ten times that number. This poses unique challenges for the town's wastewater utility who must handle this extreme seasonal spike in usage.

  3. Water And The Internet Of Things: 2017
    1/6/2017

    I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (IoT) two years ago when I had a below groundwater leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.

  4. Water Treatment Plant Data Management Improved With Opworks Web-Based Program
    6/23/2017

    The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota recently updated its data management processes at the water treatment plant, with a goal of increased efficiency for everyone from operators to management. The Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant draws from a groundwater supply to serve a population of 63,000 people, with a total of 18,000 water user connections. The plant primarily uses lime softening for treatment.   

  5. Aqua+ Increases Plant Control System Design Speed By 50 Percent With Promis.e
    11/1/2016

    Khabarovsk Municipal Unitary Enterprise “Vodocanal” (Khabarovsk Vodocanal) provides water supply and sewerage facilities for the city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East Federal District. As part of a program to shift from surface to underground water sources, Khabarovsk Vodocanal constructed the RUB 10 billion Tunguska Groundwater Intake Facilities to deliver 106,000 cubic meters per day (m3/d) of water to the city of Khabarovsk.

  6. The Zen Of Smart Pressure Management: Calming Water Distribution Networks
    6/15/2015

    Over recent years, water companies around the world have enhanced their ability to control the pressure of water in their distribution networks to improve customer service and achieve environmental savings.

  7. Smart Metering Not An All Or Nothing Proposition
    12/19/2014

    Water utilities of all sizes face daunting challenges.  Small utilities face the same challenges as large utilities, but have to do more with less.

  8. Water Treatment for Industrial Reuse
    11/5/2014

    By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.

  9. A Better Way To Back Up SCADA
    6/6/2016

    Learn how server architecture can automatically back up your whole supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

  10. How To Boost Water System Efficiency With A Smart Utility Network
    9/5/2018

    As need for efficiency expands, there is greater expectation for utility network performance and data reliability. Although having access to more data more quickly can be a benefit of a smart utility network, making the most of the optimization possibilities within a water system relies on having the right data for the right applications delivered at the right time. Such data becomes vital information, giving water professionals the ability to make better decisions.