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San Antonio Agrees to $1.1 Billion Upgrade Sewer Systems to Comply With Clean Water Act

July 24, 2013 - in Projects, Stormwater, Wastewater, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced today that the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sewer system and pay a $2.6 million civil penalty to…

The EPA Seeks a Sensor to Monitor Sewer Overflows

July 22, 2013 - in Maintenance, Wastewater, Water

A key to reducing sewer overflows in urban areas is the ability to effectively collect real-time information from these locations. The lack of cost-effective…

Created Wetlands Do Little to Improve Water Quality

July 18, 2013 - in Design/Engineering, Water

New research by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that many wetlands created for habitat do very little to improve water quality problems in streams…

Denver Water Expands Investment in Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

July 17, 2013 - in Corporate, Water

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Denver Water, Colorado’s oldest and largest utility, has purchased additional licenses of InfoWater and InfoSurge to support…

$84 Million to be Invested in Pennsylvania Water Infrastructure

Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $84 million in 11 drinking water and wastewater projects in 9 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "Today the PENNVEST Board of Directors approved projects…

Taiwan Deploys a Wastewater Monitoring System Tied to the Internet

July 16, 2013 - in Sensors, Water

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of Taiwan has begun construction on a wastewater monitoring system that will monitor the flow coming from industrial parks, companies and powerplants. The system is in response to widespread violations from…

Burns & McDonnell Southeast Shares Georgia’s Growing Water Need

July 15, 2013 - in Projects, Water

Burns & McDonnell - Southeast, an award-winning full-service engineering firm, introduced the infographic, "The Big Gulp: Georgia's Water Challenge," which illustrates the use of water in Georgia and the projected need in the state by the year 2020. In…

Mobile GIS Technology Improves Water Asset Management

July 11, 2013 - in Corporate, Water

Andrew Smart, GISP and Senior GIS Analyst at geographIT, gave a presentation on the use of mobile GIS for utility asset management at the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association’s Annual Technical Conference held June 3-5 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The…

Open Spatial Provides Business Integration Between Engineering and Business Intelligence

July 11, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

Open Spatial today announced the release of enlighten Business Intelligence (Bi) version 3.1, an update to the powerful support system and corporate geo-portal. Improvements to the solution include compatibility with Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server 2013,…

Cityworks Helps Public Agencies Save Big Money Managing Assets

July 3, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Wastewater, Water

Keeping hundreds of miles of roadway, water mains, and sanitary sewer at top performance presents a challenge for any city. But for the City of Novi, Michigan, Department of Public Services, managing these infrastructure and the needs of a rapidly growing…