Membrane TechnologyFollow the FlowPreparing for FailureFinancial ReportManaging Stormwater Close to the SourceU.S. Conference of Mayors Convenes in Washington, D.C.
Membrane Technology
Helping Collingwood Public Utilities and Others Achieve Optimum Water/Wastewater Filtration
Follow the Flow
In Ontario, Shifting the Way Funding Flows to Municipalities Could Bolster Technological Innovation
Preparing for Failure
U.S. Water Utilities Often Need Guidance to Manage and Avoid Costly Claims and Legal Issues
Financial Report
Project Costs, Environmental Regulations Addressed through Pipe Industry Innovation
Managing Stormwater Close to the Source
Using Low Impact Development Solutions to Achieve Effective Stormwater Management
U.S. Conference of Mayors Convenes in Washington, D.C.
Mayors Water Council Meeting, President and Officials Among the Highlights of 82nd Annual Event

In the April 2014 Issue

Membrane TechnologyMembrane Technology
Cover Story - Membrane filtration is nothing new in the area of water treatment. But while the large majority of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants still use conventional filtration methods, membranes continue to be recognized as the modern ... Read more


Preparing for FailurePreparing for Failure
Featured Articles - Given the age of the nation’s water infrastructure systems, expansion of construction activities and other issues, it is inevitable that water main breaks will occur. Whatever their causes, failures happen and costly claims and legal issues... Read more


Managing Stormwater Close to the SourceManaging Stormwater Close to the Source
Featured Articles - The power of water has shaped the Earth’s landscape over millennia to create wonders of the world such as Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. Yet for all of its influence, power and potential, water is a fragile resource.... Read more


Follow the FlowFollow the Flow
Featured Articles - Like many jurisdictions, Ontario, Canada is working to ensure the financial and environmental sustainability of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater systems. While “doing more with less” is the reality for most utilities, Mark Knight ... Read more


Using Pipe Integrity Testing to Measure Wall ThicknessUsing Pipe Integrity Testing to Measure Wall Thickness
Featured Articles - The City of Columbus, Ohio’s water infrastructure is quickly coming to the end of its life expectancy. As a result, the city is significantly increasing its budget for large-scale pipe replacement projects. ... Read more

UIM News

SWIC Newsletter - April 2014
SWIC applauds the introduction of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2014 (H.R. 4237) in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 13. The bipartisan legislation would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide that the volume cap for private activity bonds (PABs) shall not apply to bonds for facilities for furnishing of water and sewage facilities. Read more


Water Quality Among EPA’s Top Future Priorities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country. Read more


Florida Gov. Scott Awards Clean Water Act Funds for South Florida
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has awarded $29 million in federal loans to 10 South Florida water projects ranging from an overworked treatment plant in Miami-Dade County's crumbling sewer system to a much-needed system in the lower Florida Keys. Read more


Sensus Announces Acquisition of Verdeeco
Sensus, a provider of clean technology solutions, has acquired Atlanta-based Verdeeco, a smart grid analytics company offering big data solutions for electric, water and gas utilities. Verdeeco will remain a separate brand but operate as part of Sensus. Read more


Gatto Introduces Water Recycle Bill for Drought-Scarred California
Although the legislature cannot make it rain, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) is doing the next best thing: creating new sources of clean water. Read more


More UIM

The Water Conservation GuideThe 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.

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Optimizing Water Performance: The How to Guide

Optimizing Water Performance: The How to Guide

With municipalities and water and sewer utilities across the country looking to increase efficiency and reduce costs, more are turning to new ways of conducting business. These can include brand new arrangements, such as entering into public-private partnerships (PPPs), or simply improving efficiency in existing business practices. By examining these practices across an entire enterprise, a utility can operate more efficiently and save money.

To help identify potential areas where improvement can be realized, UIM brings you this stand-alone supplement – “Optimizing Water Performance: The How to Guide.”

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