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Ensuring Sustainable Water Resources the Focus of 2013 Clarke Prize Conference

October 7, 2013 - in Projects, Water

An impressive roster of leading-edge academic researchers and utility managers will be presenting on innovations and challenges in planning, developing, and managing sustainable water supplies at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference, to be held November 15, 2013,…

How Can Water Utilities Save Both Water and Money?

September 29, 2013 - in Water

This is the question of the hour in water conservation. Less water used means less water sold and often means less revenue collected; less revenue collected…

California Aquifer Study Finds High Contentration of Nitrates in the Groundwater

September 27, 2013 - in Projects, Water

Nitrate was detected at high concentrations in 10 percent of the aquifer system used for public supply in coastal areas of Santa Barbara and San Luis…

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 continue to grow more severe, even potentially leading to conflict between nations. An incredible 38%…

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 over the last several weeks. According to the Humboldt County sheriff’s office, the culprit used a school…

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…