Tag: water supply

Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes. Irrigation is covered separately.

Water Storage Systems

Water Storage Systems

There is only one readily available, accessible, and inexpensive substance that can be widely used to combat fires: water. However, in a changed climate where drought and forest fires are far more prevalent, and where commercial and residential development in vulnerable areas makes for ever more expensive property damage, available

Water Reuse Technology

Water Reuse Technology

Recycling and reuse of water have been in practice since shortly after the earth was formed, using natural methods, cycles, and filters. In recent decades, technology has been incorporated to speed up the natural processes in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for clean water. Natural processes in water reclamation

Reader Profile: Jim Lochhead

Reader Profile: Jim Lochhead

GROWING UP IN Southern California where he enjoyed surfing and water skiing, Jim Lochhead—Denver Water CEO/manager—has always had an affinity for water. That personal connection to water has taken him to a number of professional places in his career in which he has served to protect and deliver water to

Intelligent Water Management

Intelligent Water Management

There is an old saying, “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?” Smart management of a water supply can greatly reduce operating costs and stretch municipality operating budgets, while providing superior service. The keys to being smart, the brains of the operation, are Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technologies and

Critical Support

Critical Support

We’ve all had it happen. Either ourselves or our neighbors have had their basements flooded during a major rainfall. To make matters worse, a lightning strike has taken out the neighborhood power grid, rendering the basement sump pump inoperable. It’s a helpless feeling to watch as the water rises up

Recharging Our Water Resources

Recharging Our Water Resources

Most states in the US have had long-established groundwater management regulations that all water agencies must comply with, except for California—until it adopted the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in 2014. Agencies outside of the state are paying attention.

Exploring Subsurface Detection Technologies and Methods

Exploring Subsurface Detection Technologies and Methods

Many popular sayings are polar opposites of each other. “Look before you leap” is the exact opposite of “He who hesitates is lost.” However, a successful earthwork contractor must do both simultaneously. They must avoid the hidden dangers that can lurk below ground at any job site. They must also

Greener Grounds, Greener Business

Greener Grounds, Greener Business

Mark Hurd, grounds and irrigation foreman for the Davis School District, Utah’s second largest, has seen a lot of changes in irrigation technology in the three decades he’s been doing his job. But as of late, he’s noticed them developing at warp speed.

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