Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.
An award-winning reuse project in California demonstrates the state’s lasting interest in changing the way we treat water resources.
A new interactive map from Stanford University presents a national picture of successful drinking water and wastewater projects achieved through pioneering funding models.
AWWA's Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) hits The City of Brotherly Love with a flurry of new technologies.
The American Water Works Association’s annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study reveals declining confidence compared to recent years.
The environmental and financial impacts of a saltwater spill can be significant. Unfortunately, the Bakken region of western North Dakota and eastern Montana has seen its share of spills. One particular produced water gathering system is leading the way with advanced technology that focuses on leak prevention and detection, as well as streamlining operation costs and efficiencies.
The next big thing is here and it’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With pundits waxing philosophical on this big breakthrough, it’s hard to cut through the noise and understand what the IIoT actually is and how it applies to individual plants. I offer the following as a definition. The IIoT means collecting, interpreting, and applying data to actively improve processes or operations. To understand how the IIoT applies to a wastewater treatment plant, look no further than your front yard.
Every day you hear things like “push your data into the cloud” or the newest functions of “cloud computing”. But what does this all mean? And what does it mean for utilities and facilities? Well, if you’re looking into Cloud SCADA, it can mean then difference between having to purchase and maintain software and hardware versus utilizing the internet and cloud computing platforms to serve as the framework for your SCADA system. That translates into time and money saved in the long run.
If you don’t know what a water hammer is, well, that’s a big part of the problem. It’s an all-too-frequent issue for water systems everywhere, striking in pipelines that are growing more susceptible to failure as they age.
Drinking water utilities have a lot on their plates. Aside from the inherent technical difficulty of providing a vital service, they have to maintain positive customer relations, contend with increasingly strained budgets, and run operations with as little stress to employees as possible.
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the release of the V8 Generation of InfoWorks ICM, its comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution.
North America’s largest wastewater treatment plant is covered in bees.
Great Water Tech Founder and CEO Wolf Merker will be delivering his presentation, “Water Chemistry and Technology: How Germany Limits Corrosion and Lead Contamination in Water Distribution Systems” as part of the American Water Works Association-Ohio Section Water Distribution Seminar on Thursday July 13, 2017 in Columbus, OH.
Flint is coming under legal fire from the state of Michigan for delaying a decision on its drinking water source.
The 2nd biennial North American Water Loss Conference (NAWL 2017) will be held December 3-5 in San Diego this year, marking another significant step forward in the water loss industry in North America. NAWL 2017 will be hosted by the California-Nevada Section AWWA, in partnership with the Alliance for Water Efficiency, AWWA, and the U.S. EPA.
It’s crunch time for water planning in Utah, where top officials are trying to devise a blueprint for maintaining water security into 2060.
A site near a wastewater treatment plant in Detroit came under investigation by state regulators because it is littered with dead birds.
Following months of anticipation among water industry pros, the Trump administration has rolled out its proposal for how to rehabilitate the nation’s infrastructure.
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has selected industry-leading InfoMaster software for use in prioritizing the operations and maintenance activities of its wastewater system.
The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, announced the completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America.