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Extreme Water: Can NOAA’s Predictive Tech Help Avert Disaster?

Extreme Water: Can NOAA’s Predictive Tech Help Avert Disaster?

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Flooding devastated parts of Louisiana last week. Over 20,000 people were rescued from rising waters and thousands of homes have were inundated, forcing more than 10,000 people into shelters. Flooding claimed at least seven lives.
Governor John Bel Edwards called the circumstances a “historic, unprecedented flooding event.” The extreme severity of  … Read More

Water Efficiency—Reader Favorites

Water Efficiency—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Water Efficiency magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

The Benefits of Pressure Management Analytics for AMI Systems

The Benefits of Pressure Management Analytics for AMI Systems

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When looking at the features of an AMI system, utilities should consider the benefits of pressure management analytics, says Joe Ball, director of water solutions marketing for Itron, Liberty Lake, WA. “A pressure management system can be helpful because some utilities have an issue with pressure zones,” explains Ball. “It’s  … Read More

Hidden Hydrology: Subterranean Groundwater Transfer

Hidden Hydrology: Subterranean Groundwater Transfer

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I’m continually amazed by the way data allows us to “see” things that are otherwise invisible to the human eye—the exploration of cosmic landscapes that no human has ever traveled to, the molecular wonder of microscopic worlds, and recently the unseen places along the US coast where freshwater and seawater  … Read More

AMI Defines Three Rs of Water: Recovery, ROI, and Rate Structure

AMI Defines Three Rs of Water: Recovery, ROI, and Rate Structure

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Are these concerns realistic? Well, let’s look at some of the latest product releases, how manufacturers are making new and creative financing methods available. But, if the real issue is selling the technology to a city council on a tight budget (is there such a thing as a city without  … Read More

Olympic Valor and Viruses

Olympic Valor and Viruses

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The Olympic Games kicked off last week in Rio de Janeiro. Along with all of the anthems, flag waving, and fanfare, many of us in the water industry were reminded of why we do the work that we do: clean water is of fundamental importance.

Members of the elite group of international  … Read More

The Future of Water Treatment

The Future of Water Treatment

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Solutions for Pollution
Increasing regulation will correspondingly increase the demand for reliability, performance, and new features in water treatment and testing, envisions Mark Mullet, senior product manager at GE Water. It’s not going to be easy to deliver. “Corrosive applications will pose special challenges.”

He mentions alkali, chlorine gas, and products like caustic  … Read More

Addressing Water Infrastructure with Pipe Innovation

Addressing Water Infrastructure with Pipe Innovation

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Recent American Water Works Association (AWWA) studies conclude that America is currently in an era of pipe replacement, points out Lawyer Jolley, general manager of Performance Pipe, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.  … Read More

Bricks, Mortar, and…Biofilm?

Bricks, Mortar, and…Biofilm?

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Mortar shapes the architecture of the modern world. It connects our roads, guides our waterways, and structures our walls. Moisture, however, can damage it by causing cracking and promoting mold growth. A team of scientists at the Technical University of Munich has developed a novel nanotechnology to keep water out  … Read More

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

Cementitious Coatings for Tanks In Special Applications

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Non-potable hot water and cold water storage can present different challenges due to the temperature of the stored water itself.

AmTech developed its HydraStone cement lining for use on steel hot water tanks after the tanks’ original cementitious or thin mil epoxy linings have failed. The manufacturer points out that if the owner  … Read More

Potential Threat: Antimicrobials

Potential Threat: Antimicrobials

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For the most part, antibiotics play a positive role in the modern world. They help combat infection and keep us healthy. However, antibiotics often find their way into water streams and wastewater treatment plants while still biologically active. And that’s a problem for a variety of reasons.  … Read More

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

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According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in  … Read More



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