water utility Articles

  • The performance of water utilities in Jordan

    This paper aims to measure the relative performance of Jordan's water utilities for water sector (WS) and wastewater sector (WWS), and to investigate the major factors behind their inefficiencies. DEA (non-parametric method) and Tobit model (parametric method) were used at two stages. At the first stage DEA was used to evaluate the utilities' efficiency and to investigate the utilities' scale ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study – Water Utility

    Sweetwater Authority, CA Sweetwater Authority’s mission is to provide its current and future customers with a safe, reliable and affordable water supply through the use of the best available technology, sound management practices, public participation and a balanced approach to human and environmental needs. Application Sweetwater regularly ...


    By Seveno DataSight

  • Ultrapure Water for Utility - Case study

    Membrane technologies in containerized units allowed for quick installation in a small footprint ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Dallas water utilities - Case Study

    Integrity Municipal Systems Restores Eight Lime Slakers for the Bachman Water Treatment Plant in Dallas, TX: Almost $1M Saved Compared to New Systems Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) provides approximately one billion gallons per day of clean drinking water to more than 1.2 million residents from three processing facilities. Reliability is vital to DWU and its customers. To ensure ...

  • 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, ...

  • Opportunities for public water utilities in the market of energy from water

    An inventory is made of the possibilities to recover sustainable energy from the water cycle by identifying different water flows in a municipal environment as a sustainable energy source. It is discussed what role public water utilities should play in the market of energy from water. This is done for Waternet, the public water utility of Amsterdam, by describing experiences on two practical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • U.S. utilities increasing water reuse investment

    Decreased technology costs are prompting more municipal water utilities in the United States to invest in new water reuse infrastructure. In fact, a new forecast projects more than $18 billion in water reuse and desalination projects are on tap in 17 states, according to Bluefield Research analysts. Although water scarcity is a conventional driver for this type of project, the analysts say the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Utilizing unconventional water sources for industrial reuse

    Reclamation and reuse of unconventional wastewater sources for plant raw water, cooling water and process pre-treatment has increased substantially due to increases in the cost of drinking water, recurring water shortages that can impact business operations, and tightening government regulation. Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacture of products. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • High purify water systems for utility use

    Companies in the utility business have a need for high purity water for their operations such as in diesel generator cooling systems and in turbine generator makeup water. Often, utilities can not depend on the city water as the quality is not pure enough and purchasing local water may be expensive. To gain operational and economic advantages, water purification equipment can be added. These ...

  • Economic effects of the consolidation of water utilities in Japan

    Water utilities are affected by economies of scale. However, in Japan most water utilities are small-scale water services. Therefore, they face enormous difficulties in terms of financial and personnel resources. To take advantage of economies of scale, the consolidation of water utilities has been promoted since 1965 by Japanese water authorities. The measure has been successful to some extent; ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Towards a Service Quality Model for Water Utilities

    Regulation of water utilities is often achieved through “yard-stick competition”, where the service quality of monopolistic service providers is compared with peer organisations in the same jurisdiction (Braadbaart, 2007; Lin & Berg, 2008). Regulatory models for water utilities focus on measuring business performance through a series of indicators (Braadbaart, 2007; Byatt, 2013; ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water utility uses Cycle Stop to save water and energy

    Water Utilities use Cycle Stop Valves to Save Water & Energy Water Utilities Companies in Texas operates several hundred water systems. The average system has two 10 HP or 15 HP pumps and a 10,000 or 20,000 gallon pressure tank. Because these pumps produce several hundred gallons per ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • How to Utilize Water Efficiently with Rug Steamer?

    Outdated carpet wash systems use a lot of water for cleaning carpets, making their use difficult in commercial settings. Modern rug steam cleaner machines, on the other hand, with their advanced features and efficient water use, are able to eliminate many problems faced by older machines. Low flow technology When flow rates are low, the rug steam cleaner can be considered as ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • National monitoring of water utility performance in France

    Performance assessment has recently been applied to water utilities in France. Performance indicators (PIs) were initially developed as an aid to the control of public service delegation by local authorities. After a long process, a group of PIs was integrated into mandatory annual reports on service quality and price, in order to better inform utility users and reinforce the regulation of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FIFCO Costa Rica reduces environmental footprint of the brewery with GWE wastewater treatment plant

    Leading Costa Rican beer and malted beverages company Florida Ice & Farm Company (FIFCO) is reducing its environmental footprint with a new Global Water & Energy (GWE) wastewater treatment plant. FIFCO, which has over 2,000 brands of beverages sold in 15 countries, produces more than 1.5 million hectoliters per year, including beer, spirits, juices, carbonated drinks, energy drinks, wine ...

  • Unaccounted for water and the performance of water utilities: an empirical analysis from India

    Conventional benchmarking measures focus mainly on water produced whilst ignoring water produced but not reaching consumers, unaccounted for water (UFW). Benchmarking must credit utilities for a reduction in UFW and improvements in service delivery. This study measures the performance of 20 urban water utilities using data from an Asian Development Bank survey of Indian water utilities in 2005. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The 21st Century Water Utility Initiative: how to boost operational performance of water utilities by up to 20%

    The 21st Century Water Utility Initiative is a powerful and innovative approach to help water utilities assess their current operational performance, identify improvement actions and track impact year after year. First success cases suggest that cost reductions range from 10 to 20% within 1–3 years, with improved customer satisfaction. This approach can help water utilities in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Daphne utilities water reclamation facility

    With significant TSS and BOD reductions from their Salsnes Filter system, Daphne Utilities has restored previously lost plant capacity. More than that, loading reductions have cut back aerator maintenance and lowered energy consumption of blowers. Project Background Daphne Utilities, situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay in Alabama, provides water, sewer and natural ...

  • Assessing human resources renovation needs in water utilities

    Human resources are one of the most important assets of water utilities (WUs), being responsible for assuring systems management and playing an important role in the tacit forms of organizational knowledge. In organizations with responsibility for managing extensive, diverse infrastructure with long life-cycles, with adequate service and acceptable risk levels, knowledge transfer between peers ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU)

    Service: Robotics Client: El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) Project Date: June 2005 Type of Pipeline: Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: Lined Cylinder Pipe (LCP) Length: 0.64 miles The City of El Paso is the fifth largest in Texas, with a population of approximately 750,000. To serve the needs of this burgeoning city, El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) operates ...

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