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Before the Break: Piping Repair and Rehab

Before the Break: Piping Repair and Rehab

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When is it a good time to rehabilitate or repair a water pipe? Certainly, when the news crews are filming the break, the time for a proactive approach has passed.

However, there are several factors to consider when deciding whether to do a repair, retrofit, or replacement, industry experts note. They include  … Read More

Is Dry the New Normal? Facing the Silent Threat of Water Scarcity

Is Dry the New Normal? Facing the Silent Threat of Water Scarcity

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Contemporary composer Ashley Fure creates music with water by layering sounds in an arrangement of splashes and droplets. The liquid melody is pleasurable—auditory nourishment, in fact—especially for inhabitants of parched western states.

California residents have their ears pricked for the sound of water as they await the arrival of El Niño  … Read More

Non-Revenue Water: How Much Is Lost?

Non-Revenue Water: How Much Is Lost?

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Non-revenue water (NRW) is the difference between the amount of water that is produced by a water utility for consumption/use, and the amount of water that is actually billed to customers.

Often, people fail to put the seriousness of the non-revenue water problem for water utilities into perspective. Jeff Lipton, director  … Read More

How to Interview to Win Projects

How to Interview to Win Projects

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So you’ve been shortlisted for your dream engineering project or position? Congrats! But…with the herds of applicants, how can you successfully deliver your ideas AND standout from the crowd?

Join returning speaker Dr. David T. Williams as he outlines the secrets to a successful interview – from preparation to answering the  … Read More

How to Interview to Win Projects

How to Interview to Win Projects

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So you’ve been shortlisted for your dream engineering project or position? Congrats! But…with the herds of applicants, how can you successfully deliver your ideas AND standout from the crowd?

Join returning speaker Dr. David T. Williams as he outlines the secrets to a successful interview – from preparation to answering the  … Read More

Playing Dirty in the War for Water

Playing Dirty in the War for Water

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I am a farmer’s daughter. I grew up checking sprinklers and changing irrigation with my dad in a pair of muddy boots. The experience afforded me an intimate awareness of the importance of having affordable water to nourish one’s crops. My family still farms in California, and as my last  … Read More

How to Interview to Win Projects

How to Interview to Win Projects

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So you’ve been shortlisted for your dream engineering project or position? Congrats! But…with the herds of applicants, how can you successfully deliver your ideas AND standout from the crowd?

Join returning speaker Dr. David T. Williams as he outlines the secrets to a successful interview – from preparation to answering the  … Read More

How Do We Stop Fugitives of Filtration?

How Do We Stop Fugitives of Filtration?

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They’re the secret to your bright smile, your crack-free hands, and your luminous skin. We’ve all used them in the myriad of toothpastes and cleaners, scrubs, and creams that we use to maintain our looks and maybe even smooth out the wrinkles. Micro-beads are ever-present on the personal care product  … Read More

How to Save Water for Sewer Credit

How to Save Water for Sewer Credit

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Customer Side Leaks
What about the leaks that happen on the customer’s side? When water was cheap, and sustainability didn’t have its own page in a corporation’s annual report, companies and institutions didn’t put a high priority on water losses. But that has changed, says David Taylor, chief of operations at  … Read More

Flushable Wipes and Sewer Problems

Flushable Wipes and Sewer Problems

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Millions of dollars are being lost by wastewater utilities in their effort to address a growing problem: so-called flushable wipes and other products that are not breaking down easily in the sewer system. Those millions of dollars wasted on a problem that is avoidable comes on the heels of a  … Read More



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