• Drinking water treatment systems utilize chemical coagulants to assist in mitigating turbidity from surface source waters. In most cases, coagulant consumption is the largest operating cost within a facility. Over the past few years, coagulant prices have increased significantly, putting pressure on utilities to look for ways to reduce chemical consumption. Coagulants rely on certain conditions to perform, namely particle charge, pH, water temperature, turbidity, and organic level. However, the technology to optimize chemical performance is lacking in this industry.

  • InfoAsset Manager 2021.8 now offers support for the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association 4th Edition of the New Zealand Gravity Pipe Inspection Manual Conduit Inspection Reporting Code. This extends support to the existing 3rd Edition legacy version of the standard. The revision to the 3rd Edition was identified in the report prepared for the "Evidence Based Investment Decision Making for 3 Waters Pipe Network Programme", a joint initiative between WaterNZ, IPWEA, University of Canterbury Quake Centre titled "Recommendations for the Revision of the New Zealand Pipe Inspection Manual, December 2016" by ProjectMax.

  • The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry is growing at a rapid pace. By year-end 2015, an estimated 13.4 billion IoT-connected devices had flooded the global market.

  • The greatest threats to our water supply can be overcome through the application of digital technologies, but widespread implementation remains a hurdle.

  • The city of Baltimore uses a collection system hydraulic model to address asset management issues and improve sewer, stormwater and flood mitigation. This client was able to resolve critical challenges using the latest modeling software. 

  • The digital transformation of the water sector may trail other industries, but it will happen nonetheless — bringing with it tremendous benefits and opportunities.

  • Explore how a water utility in Oporto, Portugal, designed, developed, and implemented an innovative solution for Smart Water Management by integrating existing IT solutions into a single platform. 

  • In water treatment, a lot of our daily decisions depend on variables that are constantly changing. What the weather is like, whether a pump is out of service and, perhaps most importantly, the characteristics of the influent waters.

  • In 2008, the utility providing this Spanish city’s water supply and the city council decided to phase in a gradual process of digital transformation.

  • This coming March will be my 10th year at SWAN — the Smart Water Networks Forum. Crazy how time flies. I remember excitedly attending my first conference at WATEC Israel in 2015 as a Research Analyst. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have always been a “water lover,” inspired by protecting wild, endangered salmon. So, what have I learned in 10 years?


  • Why Measuring Hydrogen Sulfide In Wastewater Matters

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas in wastewater environments is a familiar concern. But waiting until its odor is detected can be too late to exert as much control over it as desired. Fortunately, a new ability to monitor H2S concentrations — in the liquid wastewater stream, in real time — is advantageous for wastewater professionals in terms of safety, cost, and consumer complaints. Here are four ways to capitalize on that capability.

  • DR6000 UV VIS Spectrophotometer

    The DR6000™ is the industry’s most advanced laboratory spectrophotometer for water testing. It offers high-speed wavelength scanning across the UV and Visible Spectrum, and comes with over 250 pre-programmed methods including the most common water and environmental testing methods used today. 

  • Amtax sc Ammonium Analyzer

    Amtax Analyzer offers a wide measurement range for a variety of wastewater applications. It produces a fast response time that includes sample preparation. It is environmentally controlled for rugged, outdoor installations and designed specifically for easy installation at the measurement point. The probe is equipped with a self-cleaning membrane, and thus requires little maintenance. Analyzer features easy access to reagents and wear parts.

  • Phosphax sc Phosphate Analyzer

    The PHOSPHAX sc Phosphate Analyzer is environmentally controlled for rugged, outdoor installations, provides a wide measurement range for a variety of wastewater and drinking water applications (e.g. in the activated sludge basin, for phosphate elimination and my more), and comes with the fully featured "Plug & Play" digital controller. 

  • NT3100sc UV Nitrate Sensor

    Improve your experience in nitrate measurement with Hach's new NT3100sc sensor. Backed by a legacy of reagent-free UV absorbance technology expertise, Hach's NT3100sc UV Nitrate Sensor is equipped to meet your unique application needs. Whether measuring nitrate in municipal sewage treatment plants, surface water, untreated water or treated drinking water, you’ll have the choice of 3 different path lengths to fit your measurement ranges and turbidity compensation needs.


This session will look at the example of a customer who thought they were having performance problems with their 10 year old flowmeter, what they discovered when they took the meter out of the pipeline, and how the upgrade to a transmitter with today’s built in features got them right back in business, confident that they could detect issues in the future before they impacted their facility’s performance.