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A leak is a way (usually an opening) for fluid to escape a container or fluid-containing system, such as a tank or a ship’s hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside matter can enter the container. Leaks are usually unintended and therefore undesired. The word leak usually refers to a gradual loss; a sudden loss is usually called a spill.

Embracing Water Audits

Embracing Water Audits

Water remains a scarce resource throughout the country. But it’s important, even for utilities that aren’t serving drought-stricken areas, to make sure that they are getting paid the right amount for the water they are delivering. It’s important, too, that they quickly identify and repair costly leaks throughout their systems.

How to Save Water for Sewer Credit

How to Save Water for Sewer Credit

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

Analysis: Unlocking Flow of Capital to Water Sector Requires Smart, Integrated Strategies

Analysis: Unlocking Flow of Capital to Water Sector Requires Smart, Integrated Strategies

Scan provides roadmap for accelerating green infrastructure, planning and preparedness solutions that protect the most vulnerable

Unlocking the flow of capital to accelerate improvements to water infrastructure that advance climate resilience and protect urban low-income communities from flooding requires integrated strategies for investments and grantmaking, concludes a recently released analysis.

Reader Profile: Steven Cole

Reader Profile: Steven Cole

As manager of engineering for the water distribution division of the nation’s largest municipal utility—the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)—Steven Cole has his work cut out. Los Angeles is experiencing unprecedented growth: high-rise development, a less than 1% industrial property vacancy rate, potential Olympics hosting, metropolitan construction,

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SOILMOISTURE
Chameleon is an accurate, affordable, and fully automated laboratory Darcy system for measuring soil-core saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat). Chameleon is capable of performing Ksat measurement according to Falling-Head Method and also Constant-Head Method procedures. Thanks to Monitor Precision Pressure Transducer, and Chameleon Software Application, both measurement methods are fully automated. Up

Accomplish More With Less

Accomplish More With Less

RISING POWER PRICES, NEW environmental regulations, and budget constraints are prompting many utilities—and large industrial users of water—to start looking at the Internet of Things (IoT). By fine-tuning existing processes or leveraging predictive analytics, large water consumers are finding ways to reduce their costs and carbon footprints without major retrofits

Project Profile: A Smart Choice

Project Profile: A Smart Choice

NON-REVENUE WATER IS AN issue for water utilities around the country, and many states require water suppliers to keep leakage below a certain threshold. This level of accountability, along with customer demands to provide real-time usage information and data, is prompting utilities to explore new options to replace aging infrastructure.

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Finding leaks and repairing them is a constant struggle for water utilities. Blame the aging pipes with which most utilities are working.

Editor’s Comments: Odes to Common Things

Editor’s Comments: Odes to Common Things

ONE OF THE BOOKS that I keep on my bedside table is a collection of poems called Odes to Common Things. In it, poet Pablo Neruda writes about ordinary objects often taken for granted. In “Ode to my Socks,” the poet outlines the fundamentals of comfort. He analyses a universe

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

Rehabilitating Stormwater Pipe

In the booming 1990s, Orange County took a close look at its growing—and aging—water infrastructure to make decisions about maintaining and upgrading it. They decided to contract outside their own stormwater department for making the repairs to the system. The Stormwater Management Division in Orange County has been through many

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