WATER TALK

Real-Time Data Solutions To Identify A Stubborn Disinfection Byproduct Threat
Real-Time Data Solutions To Identify A Stubborn Disinfection Byproduct Threat When it comes to trihalomethanes, the disinfection byproducts also known as THMs, a range of methods are available for their removal from water as well as avoiding their creation altogether. While sophisticated, those solutions offer little or no insight into the process. In this Water Talk interview, Rick Bacon, CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, and Cliff Tormaschy, CEO of Medora Corp., discuss the use of real-time data to identify THM threats and ...  Continue Reading...
Advanced Testing For Better Biofilm Control In Distribution Systems
Advanced Testing For Better Biofilm Control In Distribution Systems Excessive amounts of diverse microorganisms, also known as biofilm, significantly impact water quality and promote corrosion in distribution systems. The fastest way for biofilm to proliferate is through ineffective management. However, taking control isn’t as simple as adding plenty of disinfectant to the water, and traditional testing involves sending samples to a lab and waiting days. In this Water Talk interview, Dave Tracey, director...  Continue Reading...
Turning To The Skies To Tackle Water Loss
Turning To The Skies To Tackle Water Loss As aging pipes continue to deteriorate, non-revenue water is growing into a pretty staggering challenge for the water utility industry. Many municipalities try to tackle the problem by walking the many miles of their drinking water distribution lines with leak detectors. However, an advanced solution is emerging that can pinpoint these leaks from the skies. In this Water Talk interview, James Perry, vice president of business development for...  Continue Reading...
Don’t Overlook The Role Of Leaky Mains In Water Loss
Don’t Overlook The Role Of Leaky Mains In Water Loss Leaking distribution lines are a significant contributor to municipal water loss, but transmission mains have the potential to leak every bit as much, and sometimes even more. These leaks can go on for years without being found. In this Water Talk interview, Mike Funk, business development manager for the East Coast for Hydromax USA, discusses an advanced inline leak detection solution available to address the water loss problem.  Continue Reading...
A Cost-Effective Approach To Aeration Optimization
A Cost-Effective Approach To Aeration Optimization The need for water utilities to update aging infrastructure and meet emerging challenges has reached a critical point across the country, but investing in solutions typically costs more than most municipalities can afford. The good news is that advanced aeration technology is available to optimize existing infrastructure at lower costs than major modifications or new construction.  Continue Reading...
The Growing Case For Decentralized Systems
The Growing Case For Decentralized Systems Decentralized water systems can make sense in areas experiencing population growth and urban sprawl, and where centralized systems are nearing capacity or older communities are coping with failing septic systems. Until more recently, however, decentralized systems were only designed to treat the basics and discharge as needed. In this Water Talk interview, Marshal Dean, the business development manager for the U.S. and Caribbean markets for...  Continue Reading...
Successful Reuse Projects Hinge On Trusted Partnerships
Successful Reuse Projects Hinge On Trusted Partnerships Municipalities are under increasing pressure to identify new water sources and at some point in the near future many will be forced to take a hard look at reuse. While solutions available for reuse projects are reliable, the trick is properly combining them properly and ensuring operators who are unfamiliar with the technology can become proficient. For water utilities, this means having a trusted partner to enable the solutions. In this Water...  Continue Reading...
The Improved Business Case For Connecting Systems
The Improved Business Case For Connecting Systems Despite the strides in technology, many water utilities still require their technicians to come into the office to collect a stack of work orders. Not only does this create a massive inefficiency, it’s symptomatic of an archaic system in which the back-office functions and operations staff are disconnected. In this Water Talk interview, Todd Lushinsky, business development executive with Nobel Systems, and Aretha Samuel, CTO of Nobel...  Continue Reading...
Demystifying Intelligent Water, Or What To Do With Data Overload
Demystifying Intelligent Water, Or What To Do With Data Overload Do your eyes glaze over when the words "smart water" or "intelligent water" are mentioned? If so, a new collaborative paper between Arcadis and Bluefield Research may be your antidote. First, learn the who, what, where, and why from Jim Cooper, the Intelligent Water Lead for Arcadis, in this Water Talk interview.  Continue Reading...
An Affordable Solution To Harnessing Mass Amounts Of Data
An Affordable Solution To Harnessing Mass Amounts Of Data Many of today’s small- and medium-sized water utilities have access to massive amounts of data with the potential to provide significant insight into their operations. However, municipalities typically lack the resources to harness this information in a way that makes it actionable. In this Water Talk interview, Tracy Nuckles, marketing manager and software solutions for Neptune Technology Group, discusses how Software as a Service (SaaS)...  Continue Reading...