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    Scheduled to be complete in 2025, the East County Advanced Water Purification Program (East County AWP) will create a new, local, sustainable, and drought-proof potable water supply using state-of-the-art technology to purify the area’s recycled water.
    Scheduled to be complete in 2025, the East County Advanced Water Purification Program (East County AWP) will create a new, local, sustainable, and drought-proof potable water supply using state-of-the-art technology to purify the area’s recycled water.
    Scheduled to be complete in 2025, the East County Advanced Water Purification Program (East County AWP) will create a new, local, sustainable, and drought-proof potable water supply using state-of-the-art technology to purify the area’s recycled water.
    Scheduled to be complete in 2025, the East County Advanced Water Purification Program (East County AWP) will create a new, local, sustainable, and drought-proof potable water supply using state-of-the-art technology to purify the area’s recycled water.
    Scheduled to be complete in 2025, the East County Advanced Water Purification Program (East County AWP) will create a new, local, sustainable, and drought-proof potable water supply using state-of-the-art technology to purify the area’s recycled water.
    Water Reuse

    East San Diego’s Approach to Water Resiliency

    July 14, 2021
    The East County Advanced Water Purification Facility is key to water reliability and resiliency for East San Diego County’s water future. Thanks to a $388M WIFIA loan and partnerships...
    Photos courtesy OSIsoft.
    Utility data, when used correctly, can drive actionable intelligence and make the industry more resilient.
    Utility data, when used correctly, can drive actionable intelligence and make the industry more resilient.
    Utility data, when used correctly, can drive actionable intelligence and make the industry more resilient.
    Utility data, when used correctly, can drive actionable intelligence and make the industry more resilient.
    Utility data, when used correctly, can drive actionable intelligence and make the industry more resilient.
    Asset Management

    Seeing Data Through a New Lens

    July 14, 2021
    A Q&A with Gary Wong, Principal, Global Water Industry, OSIsoft on how utilities can use data to realize sustainability and resiliency.
    Photo courtesy Xylem.
    SonTek's Palm-Sized ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
    SonTek's Palm-Sized ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
    SonTek's Palm-Sized ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
    SonTek's Palm-Sized ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
    SonTek's Palm-Sized ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
    Distribution

    Collect Precise Water Flow Data Faster

    July 14, 2021
    SonTek's Palm-Sized Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
    Photo courtesy Klir.
    Small water utilities across America are struggling with an impossible proposition, but innovation can help these utilities survive.
    Small water utilities across America are struggling with an impossible proposition, but innovation can help these utilities survive.
    Small water utilities across America are struggling with an impossible proposition, but innovation can help these utilities survive.
    Small water utilities across America are struggling with an impossible proposition, but innovation can help these utilities survive.
    Small water utilities across America are struggling with an impossible proposition, but innovation can help these utilities survive.
    Water Utility Management

    Innovate: The Time is Now

    July 14, 2021
    To pull a rabbit out of a hat, water utilities need to innovate. Klir’s David Lynch provides three principles to follow to tackle the challenges ahead.
    Photos courtesy Badger Meter.
    The City of Monroe, La., was hit with back-to-back winter storms in February 2021, putting pressure on the community’s water distribution system.
    The City of Monroe, La., was hit with back-to-back winter storms in February 2021, putting pressure on the community’s water distribution system.
    The City of Monroe, La., was hit with back-to-back winter storms in February 2021, putting pressure on the community’s water distribution system.
    The City of Monroe, La., was hit with back-to-back winter storms in February 2021, putting pressure on the community’s water distribution system.
    The City of Monroe, La., was hit with back-to-back winter storms in February 2021, putting pressure on the community’s water distribution system.
    Distribution

    Smart Water System Helps Community Weather Extreme Winter Storm

    July 14, 2021
    When the City of Monroe, La. Was hit with back-to-back winter storms in February 2021, a smart water system was key to getting the city’s distribution back online.
    Photo courtesy ICS Blount.
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    2107 W Wsbr P01 Ics 695 Xl Power Grit Face Lft[2][1]
    2107 W Wsbr P01 Ics 695 Xl Power Grit Face Lft[2][1]
    2107 W Wsbr P01 Ics 695 Xl Power Grit Face Lft[2][1]
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    Water Utility Management

    New Research Finds Abrasive Chainsaws Decrease Kickback by Nearly 50% When Cutting Pipe in Trench

    July 14, 2021
    Study commissioned by ICS Diamond Tools, a division of Blount International, illuminates risk of circular cutoff saws and suggests alternatives for safer cutting.

    More content from Volume 37, Issue 7, July 2021

    Photo by Santiago Betanco
    Two 1,250-gallon (5,000L) water storage tanks installed at an elevation of over 1,000 ft. (300 m). The tanks are fully chlorinated and emptied and refilled on a daily basis.
    Two 1,250-gallon (5,000L) water storage tanks installed at an elevation of over 1,000 ft. (300 m). The tanks are fully chlorinated and emptied and refilled on a daily basis.
    Two 1,250-gallon (5,000L) water storage tanks installed at an elevation of over 1,000 ft. (300 m). The tanks are fully chlorinated and emptied and refilled on a daily basis.
    Two 1,250-gallon (5,000L) water storage tanks installed at an elevation of over 1,000 ft. (300 m). The tanks are fully chlorinated and emptied and refilled on a daily basis.
    Two 1,250-gallon (5,000L) water storage tanks installed at an elevation of over 1,000 ft. (300 m). The tanks are fully chlorinated and emptied and refilled on a daily basis.
    Potable Water Quality

    Boosting Water Supply in Rural Nicaragua

    July 14, 2021
    In 2014, the Colorado School of Mines chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-Mines) began a seven-year-long journey to provide clean water access to a small rural community...
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    Treatment

    Is It Time to Dust off Your Trade Show Booth?

    July 14, 2021
    The recent North Carolina Rural Water conference was the first state show allowed in over a year, and by prior standards it would have been considered poorly attended. Currently...
    Photos courtesy Greater Cincinnati Water Works.
    The Western Hills Pump Station houses five, two stage, 1937 De Laval Double Suction pumps.
    The Western Hills Pump Station houses five, two stage, 1937 De Laval Double Suction pumps.
    The Western Hills Pump Station houses five, two stage, 1937 De Laval Double Suction pumps.
    The Western Hills Pump Station houses five, two stage, 1937 De Laval Double Suction pumps.
    The Western Hills Pump Station houses five, two stage, 1937 De Laval Double Suction pumps.
    Treatment

    Pump Maintenance: An Inside Job

    July 14, 2021
    When Greater Cincinnati Water Works needed to restore their ‘30s-era pump assets, they faced numerous challenges. Completing the work in-house allowed the utility to save money...