ASSET MANAGEMENT ARTICLES

Exercising Options: Outsourced Hydrant Assessment Program Pays Off

The City of Austin, Texas, is in the fifth year of a hydrant assessment program that has reduced the number of hydrants out of service at a given time from 80 to less than 10 hydrants out of 25,000...

Missing Piece? How Outside Contractors Are Helping Utilities Fill Non-Core Functions and Become More Productive

Conversations about outsourcing and contract operations in the municipal water industry have traditionally focused on larger scale public private partnerships. However, there has been a growing tre...

Valve & Fluid Control

Bingham & Taylor has introduced the Buffalo brand "No Vac" Valve Box Sealed System.

Tanzanian Tales: Why PPP Failed to Scale a Mountain of Water Problems

The case of privatisation in Tanzania can be seen as an example of how international vendors should not enter a developing market. The following article is based on the World Bank white paper: A ca...

Leakage Reductions: The Fundamental Role of Pressure Management

In the second part of a WWi series designed to provide practical advice to utilities, we tackle the growing concern of system leakage. Allan Lambert, leader of the 1st IWA Water Loss Task Force, pr...

Roll up, roll up – £250m of water contracts on offer in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland water (NI Water), the sole provider of water and wastewater services in the country, said it has £250 million worth of contracts to tender over the next year and a half...

Valve actuators

Rotork has introduced the third generation of its IQ range of intelligent, non-intrusive, electric valve actuators, which have widespread application throughout water and wastewater treatment plants.

Deep Tunnel Deep Clean: Managing Water Infrastructure 300 Feet Underground

Buried 300 feet underground and stretching 28.5 miles, Milwaukee's Deep Tunnel stormwater storage system is one of only a handful of its kind in the world. As with traditional systems, floating deb...

Tracking Hotspots: Putting Sewer Cleaning on the Map

The Town of Mooresville, NC, developed a system using ESRI’s ArcGIS software to track distressed areas of the sewer system that needed frequent cleaning, giving the sewer maintenance department spe...

A Matter of Taste: UF/RO System Features Ozone Pretreatment

A new water treatment system in Emmons County, ND, combines ozone pretreatment, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis -- with no compatibility issues.

BUYER'S GUIDE PRODUCTS

Jet Mixing

Jet Mixers offer superior independent control of mixing and oxygen transfer in aerobic/anoxic processes creates excellent energy distribution while minimizing power input in large tanks.

Jet Aerator

Jet Aerators transfer oxygen by simultaneously introducing large volumes of high kinetic energy liquid and air through a series of jet nozzles.

Outotec Energy Products

Develops and implements fluidized bed combustion of biomass or other solid fuels for the production of renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gases.