RESILIENCY SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding
    How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  • How To Plan For Utility Disasters
    How To Plan For Utility Disasters

    A utility in Indiana has bolstered its emergency planning by pretending one really did take place.

  • Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management
    Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has compiled a report on the world’s leading stormwater management solutions and challenges. Reviewing its contents can be an opportunity for communities to build stormwater strength together.

  • New Life After Hurricane Sandy
    New Life After Hurricane Sandy

    This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, NJ, when he was pleasantly surprised.

  • A SWIFT Response To Groundwater Issues
    A SWIFT Response To Groundwater Issues

    Hampton Roads Sanitation District is well known for innovation, so it is no surprise that the utility is taking bold steps to enhance the sustainability of the region's water supply by protecting and restoring its groundwater through the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT). Tyler Nading of CH2M consulted on the project and discusses the initiative, as well as the importance and progression of water reuse, in this Water Talk interview.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

<B>XPSWMM:</b> Complete Stormwater, Sewer and Floodplain Model XPSWMM: Complete Stormwater, Sewer and Floodplain Model

XPSWMM is a fully dynamic hydraulic and hydrologic modelling software that combines 1D calculations for upstream to downstream flow with 2D overland flow calculations so that you can see what truly happens to your stormwater system, foul water system or floodplain when waters flow, populations increase or catastrophic events hit.

<B>XPDRAINAGE:</b> Automate The Sizing Of Traditional Stormwater Systems And BMP Facilities XPDRAINAGE: Automate The Sizing Of Traditional Stormwater Systems And BMP Facilities

XPDRAINAGE is an automated stormwater design software program that provides comprehensive assessment of stormwater designs and is enhanced by "one-click" optimizing for all Runoff Reduction practices.  Unlike many other tools and spreadsheets that assist with facility planning, XPDRAINAGE is integrated with CAD to shorten the design time, whatever your workflow. 

Smarter Water Management Smarter Water Management

Aquavista™ offers a wide and flexible range of digital solutions that respond to your challenges. From operators to management, Aquavista™ provides your plant personnel with a tool to efficiently manage plants and water treatment equipment.

VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control

VTScadaLIGHT brings superior monitoring and control capabilities to a vast array of automation projects. Perfect for small industrial and personal applications up to 50 I/O.

Super Centurion® A-459 Urban Fire Hydrant Super Centurion® A-459 Urban Fire Hydrant

Hydrants share responsibilities with two important groups of professionals: (1) water departments and the utility crews that manage them; and (2) fire departments, who are the first responders to emergencies. Both groups use the hydrant for different purposes.

Water Network Optimization Suite Water Network Optimization Suite

The Water Network Optimization Suite by Schneider Electric provides water utilities an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future-time” by enabling operators to be forewarned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

Aquis Water Network Management Aquis Water Network Management

80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

Wonderware System Platform Wonderware System Platform

Today, industrial companies need a more efficient and flexible way of developing, deploying and maintaining the software applications used to manage and improve operations.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Sewer Systems: Construction Considerations
    Sewer Systems: Construction Considerations

    Pressure sewers (effluent or grinder) and gravity sewers require different methods of construction, different installation techniques, and different degrees of accessibility to install the various products and system components. The construction impact of installing any sewer system technology falls under two main categories: on-lot and right-of-way (ROW). 

  • Eaton Expands Online Training With New Online Commissioner Classes
    Eaton Expands Online Training With New Online Commissioner Classes

    To help customers use variable frequency drives (VFDs) to enhance safety and reliability, Eaton is offering eLearning courses for VFD technology to support product, installation and commissioning and service knowledge. The robust online training program helps electrical distributors, contractors and industrial customers optimize the performance of VFDs.

  • What Happens When Your SCADA Server Buys The Farm?
    What Happens When Your SCADA Server Buys The Farm?

    Scenario 1: It is 3 am and you are fast asleep at home in your bed. At your office across town, the server that monitors and controls your critical water and wastewater infrastructure goes offline. Maybe, the hard drive failed or the power supply died. Perhaps it just lost connection to the network. Regardless, all polling, logging, monitoring and alarming have ceased. What happens next?

  • Enhanced Data Analysis To Plug Knowledge Drain As Baby Boomers Retire
    Enhanced Data Analysis To Plug Knowledge Drain As Baby Boomers Retire

    One of the greatest challenges faced by our nation’s water departments is replacing the retiring baby boomer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that water/wastewater system employees will retire at a faster rate than the national average, estimated at 25 percent through 2024.

  • Is Remote Monitoring Right for Me?
    Is Remote Monitoring Right for Me?

    Budgetary constraints and the challenges of maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure have water utilities looking for ways to operate more efficiently, even as customer service expectations and regulatory demand for more sophisticated reporting and usage information are on the rise. Fortunately, many water treatment plants have found a solution to these seemingly contradictory requirements in remote monitoring systems, which allow utilities to conserve water, operate efficiently, and ensure that the assets within their network are performing well.

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