water utility development Articles

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 Pty Ltd

  • A Public Utilities Experience in Developing a Maintenance Training Program

    ABSTRACTThis paper’s objective was to describe the experience of developing a maintenance training program. The goal of the program was to develop a high skilled, confident workforce that has the ability to reliably maintain equipment. Training objectives and curriculum were developed and implemented to meet organizational goals. The students learned much about the subject matter, while the ...

  • 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, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Water source development effort

    Client: City Utilities of Springfield Completion Date: June 1996 Services Provided Water source study Population projections Service area delineation Water demand projection Public involvement Capacity assessment Infrastructure needs Environmental assessment ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Developing an Effective Sanitary Sewer Management Plan Utilizing Innovative GIS Solutions

    As California’s wastewater collection system infrastructure begins to age, the need to proactively manage this valuable asset becomes increasingly important. The first step in this process is to have a reliable reporting system for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSOs). Although there are some data systems to record spills and various spill-reporting requirements have been developed, inconsistent ...

  • Succession Planning & Leadership Development: Your Utility’s Bridge to the Future

    A few years ago, a certain polititian (who shall remain nameless!) used to talk endlessly about “building a bridge to the 21st century.” The “bridge” to which he referred was technology.As it turns out, he was partly right: technology is an important tool for both the private and the public sector, but having a trained and experienced workforce, managers and supervisors is proving to be another ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Development of Water Quality Test Kit Based on Substrate Utilization and Toxicity Resistance in River Microbial Communities

    Methods for measuring toxicity or respiratory activity of microbial cultures can be used as tools for assessing the presence of chemicals and their impact on the streams. The proposed toxicity test is based on the respirometric characteristics of the bacteria according to the principals of Biolog’s microplate system. As the microorganism ...


    By University of Tehran

  • A primer on energy efficiency for municipal water and wastewater utilities

    This primer is concerned with energy use and efficiency of network-based water supply and wastewater treatment in urban areas. It focuses on the supply side of the municipal water cycle, including the extraction, treatment, and distribution of water, and collection and treatment of wastewater-activities which are directly managed by Water and Wastewater Utilities (WWUs). The main challenges to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Water Quality Assessment and Onshore Development in Tropical Waters

    Standards for bacteriological recreational water quality in Puerto Rico are those proposed by US EPA. The standard for primary contact recreational use has both single-sample limits and running- average threshold limits based on historical data developed for the specific site. La Parguera is the site of a Special Marine Reserve and counts among its unusual habitats a phosphorescent bay, important ...

  • Emergency Vs. Maintenance Repairs for Utilities.

    With populations rising throughout towns and cities in the United States there is a growing need to improve the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructures. Reliable water provisions are needed for continued development and sustenance. At the same time, it is necessary to properly discharge wastewater clinically and efficiently. Much of the inadequacies with water and wastewater assets ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Decentralisation, HRD and production efficiency of water utilities: evidence from India

    Decentralisation of water supplies in developing countries is being promoted by international aid agencies. It is argued that decentralisation by a government close to the people will generate better project performance. This article compares the performance of piped water supply schemes run by the state governments and local government in central India and finds that the latter are running less ...


    By IWA Publishing

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