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.

Successful Water Leak Detection and Audit Methods

Successful Water Leak Detection and Audit Methods

Every drop of clean water is precious. Unfortunately, 30–50% of water is lost through aging infrastructure. And lost water equals lost revenue to the water service supplier. Water is lost through leaks and cracks in pipes and their fit­tings. Since most infrastructure is underground, it is virtually impossible to visually

From the AGC:CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SETS RECORD IN OCTOBER WITH MONTHLY INCREASES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OUTLAYS

From the AGC:CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SETS RECORD IN OCTOBER WITH MONTHLY INCREASES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OUTLAYS

Association Officials Urge Policy Makers to Boost Funding for Highways and Other Transportation Modes, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems to Sustain Economic Growth, Public Safety and Health

Overall construction spending reached a record high in October, although public-sector investments in infrastructure continued to lag earlier levels, according to an analysis of

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Challenges to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have been increasing in intensity for years. If the NFIP is not reauthorized by elected federal officials by the September 30 deadline—something still undetermined as we go to press with this article—existing flood insurance policies will remain intact, but new ones cannot

Swimming in Profits, Not Drowning in Losses

Swimming in Profits, Not Drowning in Losses

Every drop of clean water is precious. Unfortunately, 30–50% of water is lost through aging infrastructure. And lost water equals lost revenue to the water service supplier. Water is lost through leaks and cracks in pipes and their fit­tings. Since most infrastructure is underground, it is virtually impossible to visually

Editor’s Comments: Think Outside the Pipe

How do we innovate in the water industry? This was the question on the minds of attendees at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s annual technical exhibition and conference. As water professionals from around the world explored the latest technologies, participated in panel discussions, and swapped stories in networking meetings, their

How to Nix Non-Revenue Water With Acoustic Leak Detection

How to Nix Non-Revenue Water With Acoustic Leak Detection

Providence Water, the public water utility based in the city of Providence, RI, is no small operation. The utility serves more than 17 cities and towns, providing more than 60% of the state’s drinking water. The utility relies on more than 950 miles of piping to deliver this water.

Nesco Mini-Wheel Wash

Nesco Mini-Wheel Wash

Nesco has introduced its DirtSquirt Mini-Wheel Wash to prevent carryout from construction sites and offer a low-cost alternative to high-priced commercial wheel washes. The DirtSquirt Mini-Wash includes a set of 16-foot prefabricated spray bars with hangers to mount onto Jersey blocks that funnel traffic into the wash zone. A control

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Pumps Operations in the Building Envelope

Water flows downhill. Nothing could be more simple. Getting water to the top floor of an urban skyscraper is a bit more difficult. Mere gravity flow or even accumulated static pressure head aren’t sufficient to accomplish this task. Pumps are obviously needed. But what kinds of pumps are used in

Water Well Trust Completes 27 Water Well Projects in Georgia

Water Well Trust Completes 27 Water Well Projects in Georgia

The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has completed 27 water well projects in 16 Georgia counties funded by a grant from the USDA’s Household Water Well Systems Grant program.
In 2015, the USDA awarded a $140,000 matching grant to

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