More Wastewater Industry Features

  1. Municipal Water District Goes All-In With Ignition
    12/27/2017

    For a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week water and waste water management operation, having a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is a must. A SCADA system should make workers’ jobs easier, but if it’s not working properly, or it’s unable to keep up as the enterprise expands and upgrades its processes, it becomes a hassle to deal with.

  2. An Open Letter To Michelle Obama On Water
    2/14/2017

    Now that you have returned to the role of private citizen — though, admittedly you are a private citizen with millions of eyes focused on you — I want to encourage you to continue your great work promoting the health of our nation’s children. Your emphasis on exercise and nutrition, jobs and support for veterans, and education have touched millions of Americans of all ages and all backgrounds. Now it’s time to bring in the most common denominator and the first step toward good health — access to clean water.

  3. The Truth About Clogged Pumps
    4/19/2017

    The sky is blue, grass is green, and, someday, your pumps are going to clog. It’s just another fact of life — or is it? 

  4. Using LinkedIn To Position Your Company As A Thought Leader
    3/29/2017

    This blog is a summary of a presentation I gave at the Water Quality Association’s annual convention in Orlando.

  5. Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?
    2/9/2018

    Talk about making waves. Cryptocurrency — digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks — have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months. The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

  6. Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    8/15/2017

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.

  7. Digitization, Water Concerns, And Smart Meters
    8/24/2017

    As our society continues to embrace digital technology, it’s fair to say that the world of water utilities will be, a major beneficiary of this revolution.

  8. Thinking Of Donating? Consider These Charitable Organizations
    3/15/2017

    Those who are philanthropically-minded need look no further for a cause than that of water. After all, this is a fundamental aspect of human existence and one that is shockingly scarce in some parts of the world.

  9. Water Agency Welcomes The Future With Ignition
    12/23/2017

    While many water/waste water facilities stick with outdated supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, Aguas de Saltillo in Mexico is taking a different path and accelerating toward Industry 4.0 — and is seeing numerous benefits today.

  10. Utility Deploys Ignition For SCADA And Much More
    12/21/2017

    People enjoy their water in Lynchburg, Virginia. The city of nearly 80,000 is next to the James River, which residents use for boating, swimming, and fishing. Meanwhile, the City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources is hard at work providing water, waste water, and storm water service to the community. The department uses innovative technologies to improve its efficiency — including Ignition by Inductive Automation®. Ignition is an industrial application platform with tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).