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Central Arkansas Water Uses Cityworks Expansively in the Field

September 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Water

Central Arkansas Water (CAW) has more than sixty users operating Cityworks on laptops in the field, keeping critical asset management data up to date in real time. Currently using Cityworks in its Distribution, Customer Service, Administration, and Engineering…

Smart Water Infrastructure Could Save Emerging Countries $12.3 Billion Annually

September 18, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the globe, compounded by climate change and population growth. All signs indicate that this scarcity will only…

Water Stolen from Elementary School in Parched California County

September 9, 2013 - in Water

Someone stole 20,000 gallons of water from an elementary school in Bridgeville, CA over Labor Day weekend — the second water theft in the rural area…

Coastal Communities Can Apply for Debris Removal Grants

September 3, 2013 - in Maintenance, Projects, Water

The NOAA Marine Debris Program, in cooperation with the NOAA Restoration Center, has opened a fiscal year 2014 federal funding opportunity for marine debris removal. This opportunity paves the way for communities to implement marine debris removal projects…

New York City Expands Sewer Monitoring Devices

August 30, 2013 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

Last year, the New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) installed 21 remote sewer monitoring devices at strategic locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The DEP recently installed 25 additional devices throughout the city and is preparing…

WRD, County Sanitation Districts Cement Water Supply Partnership

August 30, 2013 - in Projects, Supply, Wastewater, Water

Today, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County signed a historic 30-year recycled water purchase agreement which will eliminate the need for water from Northern California and the Colorado…

Intelligent Water Consumption: Next Frontier for the Smart Grid?

August 28, 2013 - in Water

The Rim Fire, a conflagration centered in California’s Tuolumne County, is larger than the city boundaries of Chicago (with its own interesting history about fire.)  This fire threatens critical power and water infrastructure as well as Yosemite National…

California Wildfire Threatens San Francisco Water Supply

August 27, 2013 - in Projects, Supply, Water

The Western wildfire season continues to rage in California, with the Rim Fire posing a threat to a reservoir that supplies a majority of San Francisco's drinking water. The massive blaze started Aug. 17 and has now burned 144,000 acres, including 11,000 acres…

Remapping Coastal Areas Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

August 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Plans for remapping parts of the East Coast where Hurricane Sandy altered seafloors and shorelines, destroyed buildings, and disrupted millions of lives last year are being announced today by three federal agencies. This remapping plan comes one day after…

Could smart meters stem $14 billion in annual water losses?

August 16, 2013 - in Water

Debates about most smart meter installations have centered on projects at electric utilities. But intelligent networks and sensor technology could have an even more profound positive impact on aging water infrastructure around the world, according to several…