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New York City Adds Sensors to Manhole Covers to Monitor Flow

September 25, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

New York City has 7,400 miles of sewer lines, with a need to monitor elevated flow levels to stop problems before they get worse.New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has started a sensor pilot program with aims to improve performance…

A Tidal Shift in Water Network Management

September 24, 2012 - in Feature, Featured, Wastewater, Water

Water consumption worldwide is on the steepest of hockey stick curves—since 1950, annual consumption has tripled, and in 2006 passed 4,300 km3… that’s…

Private Funding Needed for US Water Infrastructure

September 12, 2012 - in Water

Much of the US water and wastewater infrastructure was constructed generations ago and is nearing or at the end of its useful life, as evidenced by the…

Differences Between Canadian, US GPS Systems Led to Pipe Damage

September 6, 2012 - in Water

Canadian officials have confirmed that differences between GPS systems in the U.S. and Canada were behind the international bridge construction error earlier this summer that severed a municipal wastewater discharge pipe. The GPS coordinate system upon which…

The EPA Encourages Green Stormwater Management through Campus Challenge

September 6, 2012 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in its new design competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop…

South Bend Harnesses Sensors and Software to Improve Sewage System

August 30, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Water

South Bend, Indiana is using IBM's Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Smarter Cities software-as-a-service (SaaS), to dramatically overhaul its water management system, preserving public health and saving the city hundreds of millions of dollars.  South…

Smart Water Network Improves Panama City, Florida’s Efficiency

August 30, 2012 - in Corporate, Water

Panama City, Florida's 36,000 residents will benefit from smart water network technologies now being installed throughout the city. A long-time Sensus customer, Panama City is upgrading its water distribution system to incorporate the AquaSense, which includes…

Smart Water Network Improves Panama City, Florida's Efficiency

August 30, 2012 - in Corporate, Water

Panama City, Florida's 36,000 residents will benefit from smart water network technologies now being installed throughout the city. A long-time Sensus customer, Panama City is upgrading its water distribution system to incorporate the AquaSense, which includes…

Texas Cities Adopt Smart Water Meters

August 8, 2012 - in Projects, Water

Water utilities across Texas have embraced the use of smart water meters to improve service and aid conservation. By the end of 2010, more tan 3.5 million new meters had been installed, and automatic meters are taking hold across the state. Unlike the push…

EPA Provides $50K to Urban Land Conservancy for Water Quality Improvements in Denver

July 21, 2012 - in Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $50,000 in technical assistance to develop innovative green infrastructure options for a new transit-oriented housing development near the Blake/38th commuter-rail station in downtown Denver. The…