Feb 13, 2014

February 2014

Forecasts have indicated that there will be a substantial number of experienced utility employees leaving the workforce soon. Many utilities have grown increasingly aware of the need to be proactive for this exodus. WWD Managing Editor Elisabeth Lisican…
Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County (Skagit PUD) in Washington state was facing a number of challenges related to its meter reading system. Because the utility was using a touch-read/visual-read system, it was highly dependent on its water…
Nashville’s Metro Water Services (MWS) is an example of a utility that chose to upgrade its commercial meter fleet to better detect low water flows and for enhanced meter reading accuracy. As a result, MWS now is able to better track their customer water…
Lake Egypt Water District serves more than 4,500 customers in and around Williamson, Johnson and Union counties in Illinois. The district also sells water to Lick Creek Water District, Devils Kitchen Water District, the village of Creal Springs, the…
When Parker Water & Sanitation District in Parker, Colo., wanted to give its communication network a complete overhaul, it looked to technology solution partner Process Control Dynamics Inc. (PCD Sales) for help finding a real-time, reliable option…
The water industry is one of the most critical, processing and delivering water to customers while under high scrutiny and strict health and safety regulations. Pushed to modernize, yet plagued by rising costs, the industry is on a constant lookout for…
Coopersville is a small community in western Michigan that is home to approximately 5,000 residents. As a rural town, it invested in a lagoon-based wastewater treatment system 25 years ago that was sized to handle the biological oxygen demand (BOD)…
In Canton, Ohio, a few weeks after ringing in 2014, four contractors submitted bids to update an aging extended aeration wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Based on bid numbers, it will cost about $80 million to upgrade the 42-million-gal-per-day (mgd)…
Our drinking water infrastructure is aging while municipal budgets shrink or at best remain the same: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that if operation, maintenance, and capital investment remain at current levels, the potential…
Less than an hour’s drive from Manhattan, the village of Ridgewood is an old suburban community of about 28,000 residents nestled in Bergen County, N.J. Established in 1894, some village infrastructure dates back more than 100 years, including the…
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