May 14, 2020

May 2020

COVID-19 swept across the globe in late 2019 and early 2020, resulting in events cancellations, business closures, and project delays, among other business impacts. To better understand the impact of this virus on the water and wastewater treatment…
In our ever-evolving technology landscape, the ability to adapt quickly can be a major asset. This is one reason why water utilities consider making the transition to a smart utility network. The infrastructure enhances water distribution systems with…
Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has been providing water and electricity to the city of Riverside, California, since 1895. As an innovative public utility serving 70,000 customers, RPU has developed a new initiative, Utility 2.0 — a strategic plan to…
Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. It has dominated the news cycle for the better part of the past two months, and it looks as though it will continue through much of the summer. In this issue, we have shared a report with you on the impact it has…
There’s been a lot of talk about smart water in the last few years, as water systems look for efficient ways to monitor water quality, automate meter reading and even conserve resources. A pair of recent studies show that about 400 million smart water…
The safe delivery of drinking water and wastewater depends on municipalities, cities and private utilities. Increasingly, regulatory authorities and consumers are asking organizations to demonstrate the effectiveness of their services. Data collected and…
Many cities in the U.S. have a lead contamination problem in their drinking water. This represents a serious threat to human health, particularly that of young children for whom it can be the cause of irreversible brain damage. Recent reports of the lead…
Utility companies are at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, with smart metering serving as a primary application. According to a report by analyst firm ABI Research, utilities installed 700 million smart meters in 2018, and this…
Variable speed drives have been used for more than 50 years to reduce electrical energy use. With the advance of Industry 4.0, the role of the drive moves from that of a pure power processor to that of an intelligent element of the automation system. The…
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