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  • Case study : One of the world’s largest auto manufacturers deploys software to streamline utility bill management

    The Customer General Motors, commonly known as GM, is a multi-national corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. For 77 consecutive years, from 1931 to 2007, the Company led the global vehicle sales market, and today, General Motors remains one of the world’s largest automakers. ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • Non-Revenue Water – A Growing Issue for Water Utilities

    Each day, billions of gallons of water are lost worldwide to various factors, including leaks, water main failures, theft and metering inaccuracies. Not only does this represent the waste of a precious resource that many people do not have reliable access to, it also represents a massive amount of lost revenue for the utilities that provide water services. In developed nations, ...

  • MEGTEC innovation cuts flexible packaging manufacturer’s energy bills by $10,000 a month

    Saving money on its energy bills turned out to be a lot of hot air for flexible packaging innovator Shields Bag & Printing. As a custom blown film extruder, Shields Bag extrudes, prints and converts film for flexible packaging products used in a wide range of industries. The company produces more than 100 lines of products that are shipped to clients all over the world, from produce bags to ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

  • Case study - Spindle direct labor & utilities module

    Business Situation Employee production numbers were being manually collected by supervisors. Data was often incomplete, inaccurate, and not available until one to two days later. In addition, the process took a lot of time to collect and compile and was often challenged by employees as influenced by favoritism. Utilities were also collected manually using bills. ...


    By Dober Chemical Corp

  • Financing Consent Decrees - Cincinnati`s Approach to an Affordable Solution

    INTRODUCTION:In June of 2004, the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) entered into a Global Consent Decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), U.S. Department of Justice, State of Ohio, and ORSANCO to address Wet Weather Issues including significantly reducing the number of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), and ...

  • Smart Water Metering Market in Asia Pacific to surpass US$ 300Mn by 2024

    The Smart Water Metering Market in Asia Pacific Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $85 million to over $300 million by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Invariable need to limit consumptions levels, dictated by a host of national policies ...


    By Global Market Insights, Inc.

  • Managing Credit and Collections to Increase Customer Satisfaction

    Customer service continues to be an ongoing and top priority for electric, gas and water utilities across the industry to this day. The overall goal is to continue to increase customer satisfaction and enhance the customer service experience, while still delivering and earning revenues from their services. Dan Murray, Vice President of Customer Affairs at Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), is an ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone

    Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe water is worth. Worried about contamination and drought, it might be a pretty penny. But the ability of people to actually pay for the full cost of water — from ...


    By Ensia

  • Studies: Communication With Public Is Key in Water Issues

    2018 J.D. Power report finds water utility customer satisfaction is lower than reported by local water authorities ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • VINCI - Case Study

    Project Results and Impacts: Significant support on company brand image and reputation Identification of the most energy consuming sources Multiple award winning case in Europe Minimize emissions by 400 tons in 3 years Minimize utility bill costs by  40,000 (Euros) in 2 years CSE Solution  "Carbon footprint ...

  • The Rising Cost of Water

    There's a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of ...

  • Who Owns Groundwater?

    California’s drought underscores the need to improve how the state - and the rest of us - divvy up a resource in demand. Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920. They grow Zinfandel, Viognier, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petite Syrah grapes but are ...


    By Ensia

  • How Does Lead Get into Drinking Water? How Can Local Municipalities Remove It?

    In light of the Flint water crisis—when, in 2014, Flint officials changed the city’s water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River, leaching unsafe levels of lead into the public water supply due to improper treatment—many people are wondering if the same thing could happen in their own communities and homes. Some folks believe this could be the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Research into energy consumption for Extra MSA Services Ltd Sewage Treatment Plant case study

    WPL have undertaken substantive research and development into energy saving options for their HiPAF submerged aerated filter sewage treatment range. This research has been undertaken with a view to reducing the whole life costs, energy consumption and carbon footprint, in line with the Water Utility 2020 initiatives. As part of WPL's continuous ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • GHG regulation under the clean air act – recent developments

    EPA’s GHG Tailoring Rule and Senate Action On October 27, 2009, EPA published the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule in the Federal Register, followed by a 60-day public comment period that ended on December 28, 2009. The proposed rule represents EPA’s effort to decrease the number of sources subject to major source ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

    Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars ...


    By Ensia

  • Food manufacturers: Include waste in final cost of product

    Over the past year, the momentum of food waste reduction has become a forefront concern on a global, national and industry level. In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge “to lead a fundamental shift in how we think about and manage food and food waste in this country.” ...

  • Central ShopRite Makes Recycling Clean and Engaging for Customers - Case Study

    Michigan, USA: For third-generation grocery store owner, James Haines, the grocery business has been a passion and a privilege. As an owner of Central ShopRite for the last 23 years, he has seen what works in his business and what needs improvements. When it comes to container recycling, James has done his share of hand-sorting and packing bottles. Recycling Gets CleanerWhen the Bottle Bill ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Nutrient Recovery by Struvite Crystallization Process: Virginia Experience

     ABSTRACT The Hampton Roads Sanitation District's (HRSD), Nansemond Treatment plant (NTP) services the cities of Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk, Virginia. The plants treated effluent is discharged into the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The NTP was designed as a 30 MGD biological nutrient removal (BNR) plant with seasonal nitrification and utilizes anaerobic digestion for solids ...

  • Hydroflo diaphragm pumps help reduce boiler corrosion and maintenance costs

    ABTCo, located in Alpena, Michigan, is a decorative wood paneling producer using three boilers to generate 7 MW of electricity – half the power needed in the plant plus steam for pulp processing. As in many boiler operations, the main enemy is corrosion, which can destroy system components and lead to boiler failure. Although internal boiler surfaces are protected by a film of magnetic ...


    By Aquflow

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