Water Industry Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. A Virtuous Circle: Optimizing Operation & Maintenance For Leak Detection
    5/9/2018

    Operational savings realized through high-tech leak detection techniques could pay for your utility’s advanced leak detection equipment.

  2. DC Water’s Unconventional Approach To Utility Management
    1/15/2018

    Over the past 10 years, DC Water has become the harbinger of the modern water utility. It’s often unconventional approach to tackling age-old problems usually elicits one of two responses from other utility professionals. The first response is one of resignation — if only I had the budget that size permits, I’d be able to do similar things. And the second is one of awe — there’s no way I have the amount of gumption to convince regulators or customers that I have a better way.

  3. Jerusalem Region Water & Wastewater Utility Implements A Fixed Water Monitoring And Leak Detection Solution Offered By Trimble Water
    11/1/2018

    Water utilities throughout the world must deal with the issue of non-revenue water (NRW), which can seem like a never ending battle. One of the largest contributors to NRW are leaks from pipes and other assets such as valves or hydrants, that can be caused by aging infrastructure, cold weather, and soil erosion. Water main breaks are not only a waste of water as a precious resource, but can also be dangerous and life threatening.

  4. Getting The Most Out Of Your Quarterly Business Reviews
    12/5/2018

    Let’s start by taking the subject at face value. Quarterly business reviews (QBRs) offer valuable face-to-face time with clients, and that plays an important role in relationship and retention. The QBR is a chance to check your customer’s pulse and an opportunity to demonstrate value. Tell them how many updates you’ve pushed, bugs you’ve squashed, threats you disarmed, and so forth. Here are a few pointers for making a QBR productive and profitable.

  5. Making TCP Removal Almost As Easy As 1, 2, 3
    9/12/2018

    Our environment is rife with testimonials to the law of unintended consequences. When it comes to water treatment, the compound 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) is the latest surprise making its way through the remediation lifecycle.

  6. 15 Steps To Identifying Your Best WTP & WWTP Flow Metering Options
    10/22/2018

    There’s a lot to be said for the old adage, “Use the right tool for the job.” When it comes to flow meters for municipal or industrial water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operations, however, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. That is where using a process of elimination to winnow out styles that don’t fit the performance criteria of an application can make it easier to compare the few remaining options. Here is a checklist of considerations to accelerate that process.

  7. What Is The Link Between Quality Metrics, Data Integrity, And Quality Culture?
    9/7/2018

    Among the current and emerging topics of interest to the biopharma industry, quality metrics, quality culture, and data integrity are of particular concern to both the companies and regulatory authorities. To understand how these three topics relate to each other, it is important to understand some of the history that led up to today’s environment.

  8. Smarter Spending: Using Data Analysis To Drive Infrastructure Investment Decisions
    5/8/2018

    Data analysis around pipe condition, inflow & infiltration (I&I), and overflows can build a case for the approval of infrastructure funding in budget planning.

  9. Want To Improve Utility Service Reliability? Start By Choosing More Reliable Mobile Computers
    12/14/2018

    Utilities are among the most data-reliant industries today, with the quality of their services heavily dependent on real-time insight into system demand and asset performance. That is why the utility sector has been one of the most reliant on mobile computing technologies for the last 20+ years.

  10. If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part II)
    9/6/2018

    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I) addressed condition assessment and leak detection from the perspective of surprises that can arise when “hidden” problems are revealed by acoustic technology. This article introduces several more eye-opening experiences with permanent and mobile acoustic leak detection equipment, plus examples of just how expensive undetected leaks can become when they turn into full-blown water main breaks.