EPA Provides $340 Million to New York to Upgrade Sandy-Damaged Systems
Financial Report - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $340 million to the State of New York for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.... Read more
COMMENTARY: A Pipe for All Seasons and Applications
Featured Articles - Since the introduction of plastic pipe in the 1950s and the discovery of how efficient and effective installation by trenchless methods can be, the popularity of both has continued to grow. ... Read more
Featured Articles - Water utility managers are always looking for proven methods to improve operations, enhance the water system and improve service standards. Precipitation, microbiological activity or corrosion can all form deposits on the pipe walls of the ... Read more
The Value of Asset Management
Featured Articles - Lessons on asset and maintenance management from the past decade are being passed on through knowledge sharing efforts, allowing utilities in the United States and Canada to continue in their development of increasingly sophisticated asset ... Read more
Ductile Iron Pipe
Featured Articles - This might sound like a cliché but it happens to be very true: no one notices water infrastructure when it’s working. Buried neatly beneath the ground, these networks of pipes supply our homes and businesses with the vital clean water that ... Read more
AECOM Finalizes Acquisition of URS
Last week, Los Angeles engineering design firm AECOM Technology Corp., finalized its acquisition of rival URS Corp., completing a $6-billion deal that makes it the largest publicly traded company in Los Angeles. Read more
Pure Technologies Announces New Southeast Region Vice President
Pure Technologies has announced the appointment of David Burke, P.E. as vice president for its southeast region. Burke brings more than 27 years of experience at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to his new role with Pure. Read more
Badger Meter Releases EyeOnWater App Update for BEACON AMA
Badger Meter has released an update for its EyeOnWater consumer mobile app. The app is available for customers of water utilities that have implemented the BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) solution. Read more
EPA’s WaterSense 2014 Partners of the Year Honored
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resiliency of communities across the country. Read more
Portland Water Bureau Selects Innovyze for Modeling Technology
Innovyze has announced that the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) in Oregon has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs. Read more
2014 Water Project Showcase
The Water Project Showcase is a special supplement to UIM. This year, we’ve focused this this annual supplement on successful project stories from across North America. Project stories offer a comprehensive approach to reporting on new technology in the industry and how it is applied in the field. We’ve also presented a few projects that demonstrate some unique trends in the design, construction, operation and management of water and wastewater systems.
While not all of these projects are award winning, (some are), they do demonstrate innovation across several topic areas, acknowledging the many challenges we have regarding our water infrastructure in North America. We encourage you to read through some of these in the Water Project Showcase.
The Water Conservation Guide
It’s no secret water and sewer utilities across the United States are suffering from a lack of funding for needed projects. Of course, the timing makes the situation even more detrimental as we are now in an era of increasing water and wastewater system failures coupled with droughts. Water conservation and the benefits of saving this precious resource can be achieved in a number of ways. But understanding some of the larger issues, such as water scarcity and the overall shift that is happening in the way we think about water, is perhaps important before action can be taken.
To help address this broad topic of conservation, we’ve addressed several areas in our Water Conservation Guide that are imperative for a water utility to consider.