Water Industry Features, Insights, & Analysis

  1. 10 Considerations For Better Gate Valve Operation
    10/5/2017

    Reliable gate valve operation isn’t dependent solely on the product itself. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that reliability is the product of sound utility operations.

  2. Washington Municipal Utilities Enhances Water And Electric Infrastructure With Sensus
    4/28/2017

    Located in Daviess County, Indiana, Washington is a small city that is poised for growth. An expansion of the heavily traveled I-69 highway has added new connections to the region between Evansville and Indianapolis, improving access to jobs, education and healthcare.

  3. Cooling Tower Blowdown Wastewater Treatment For Reuse
    8/25/2017

    Megalim Solar Power Ltd’s Power Station, located in Israel’s northern Negev desert, will be the first utility-scale solar thermal or concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in operation in Israel when completed. To minimize fresh water usage in the cooling cycle and boiler makeup of the power plant, Fluence designed and supplied a containerized system for treatment of cooling tower blowdown wastewater for reuse and the production of ultrapure water (UPW).

  4. Water Concerns Unite Polarized Voters
    5/15/2017

    In a nation of red states and blue states, water policy is an issue that often dissolves party lines.

  5. Small Cities Are Big Smart Water Proponents
    4/12/2017

    A rising number of small cities are adopting smart water meter technology as a way to cut costs.

  6. Florida County Aims for Full Usage Of Reclaimed Water
    3/28/2017

    In 2016 Hillsborough County Public Utilities, a forward thinking organization, initiated the first direct potable reuse pilot project in Florida. In its efforts to utilize 100 percent of its reclaimed water, the progressive utility created a successful program to effectively suspend surface water discharges. The pilot project validated direct potable reuse, which is now a key initiative for many central Florida utilities due to the implementation of the Central Florida Water Initiative requiring the additional utilization of reuse water resources.

  7. Over Decades, Merrimack River Transforms
    6/15/2017

    The Merrimack River is considered one of the major beneficiaries of the Clean Water Act of 1972.

  8. When It Comes To Smart Water Management, It All Starts With Flow
    12/22/2017

    There is a lot of buzz about smart water management in the water and wastewater market these days. It seems that every manufacturer, service provider and consultant is attempting to differentiate their offering by focusing on how smart it is. But in this modern age of data-driven operations, an old adage holds true: junk in, junk out.  Regardless of how good your analytics package is, if you don’t collect reliable source data, your results will be skewed.  

  9. How Title 22 Reuse Can Help Utilities Large And Small
    11/6/2017

    As freshwater resources dwindle and regulations become more stringent, water recycling is on the rise. Utilities of all sizes are beginning to view reuse as a way to conserve resources while meeting regulatory requirements.

  10. City Of Austin, Texas Installs A Total of 4,500 Pounds‐Per‐Day Of On‐ Site Hypochlorite Capacity Using the Microclor® OSHG System
    4/6/2017

    With 100 years of service history, Austin Water has seen enormous change in its 540 square miles of service area. Planning for the next 100 years has city and utility planners considering a diversity of sources, system resilience, and sustainability while being mindful of conservation goals. In the city’s newest water treatment plant, WTP4, Austin Water was able to combine those planning elements into a state‐of‐the‐art treatment plant. The plant, which is located on Lake Travis, is capable of treating 50 million gallons a day (MGD) with the ability to expand to 300 MGD.