Tag: water service

The water industry provides drinking water and wastewater services (including sewage treatment) to residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the economy. The water industry includes manufacturers and suppliers of bottled water. Water privatization by companies in the water industry is becoming an issue as water security threatens the global community.

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.

Insights on the 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

Insights on the 2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its evaluation of America’s infrastructure on March 9th and across 16 different categories, the average was a D+. Its highest mark, a B, was awarded to the country’s railway systems, and its lowest rating, a D- went to transit. In other words, our

Water Storage Systems

Water Storage Systems

There are two minimum requirements for civilization: a sewage system to carry away wastewater, and a consistent and reliable water supply system to provide water for drinking, bathing, and irrigation. A water supply system consists of several components. These include a source of water (groundwater, freshwater pond or lake, man-made

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

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

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

Pipe Innovations

Pipe Innovations

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.

Technical Focus: Backflow Prevention

Technical Focus: Backflow Prevention

Water supply systems must ensure that they remain isolated from drainage systems, groundwater, storm sewers, and sanitary sewers. Should the flows from any of these places enter a water main via siphon or backflow, the drinking water supply could be contaminated. A backflow prevention device keeps this from happening by

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