Using ruggedized fiber optic cable, connectors and enclosures can ensure that network communications run reliably at high speed — far into the future.
The impact of utility industry restructuring is being felt on several levels. The upside of distributed generation growth and the diversification of power sources are also resulting in the downside of loading issues, less switching flexibility and the potential for reverse power flow. New predictive asset analytics tools allow utility personnel to address these issues before they become problems. This paper reviews how these tools can be applied to both utility operations and maintenance.
A new federal funding program seeks to help utilities complete their infrastructure projects. But what stands between a potential borrower and the available funds?
The Water Research Foundation recently completed a project assessing alternative funding options to cover the increasingly necessary costs for water infrastructure upgrades. Are there options that will help your utility avoid raising rates?
A U.S. EPA “call to action” for improving drinking water seems to lay the groundwork for the new president to address public health.
Recently, the United Nations held a conference in Morocco related to climate change issues. The location of the conference had significant meaning because Africa has become a bellwether for the rest of the world when it comes to climate change. Desertification and rising sea levels both impact countries all over that continent.
The issue of water supply is high on the agenda of the South African government.
Clarifiers are an important component of the wastewater treatment process. However, between corrosion, maintenance, and changes in flow, it can be difficult to keep a clarifier operating at peak performance. In addition, changes in effluent regulations may require upgrades to meet new, more stringent requirements.
Choosing a technology provider to supply a solution for water or wastewater treatment is no small task. Frankly, there’s a lot at stake, from large sums of money to the efficacy of an entire operation hinging on the right decision. But with so many options out there, what qualities do you need to look for to guarantee you’re making the right choice? To get an answer, Water Online spoke with Fred Siino from KLa Systems.
Laboratory technicians are continually pressured to perform more analyses with greater accuracy and better data management. Quality assurance and control are paramount, and customers need results quickly.
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has again extended its contract with Echologics for pipeline condition assessment services for an additional one-year term.
Alaska scored below average in a new report on its infrastructure quality, earning a “D” for drinking water systems.
Seemingly, all types of public works are crumbling under years of neglect and the price tag for remediation keeps climbing. Wastewater treatment plants are hardly immune to the problem.
The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of innovative research supporting the water community, has approved 11 new projects to be funded in 2017 under the Focus Area Program. The Focus Area Program identifies important water industry issues and helps to resolve them with credible information from targeted, multi-year research.
The city of North Pole, AK, has plans to expand its water system to cover residents affected by a major sulfolane spill at a former refinery.
Maine Water saved an impressive amount of water last year. The utility attributed the savings to experienced water workers, new technology, and infrastructure upgrades.
Nestled in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range, the City of Monroe, Washington is a small community growing at a rapid pace.
New Jersey is losing around 130 million gallons of treated drinking water per day, according to a new study that attempts to shed light on the “largely hidden” problem of water loss in the Garden State.
A water main break in a Texas city recently flooded an entire neighborhood, displacing families and sending a stream through homes and lawns.
Water utilities hoping to decrease the threat of lead contamination are part of a new collaboration that aims to get lead pipes replaced.