water utility information Articles

  • 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 simplified approach to Asset Information Management for mid-size utilities

    The number of utility service providers implementing asset information management systems is growing fast. Many are faced with the question: which type of system is right for me? The asset management software market is mature and there are many choices of platforms and vendors. This paper discusses advantages and disadvantages of different types of computer software for asset information ...

  • Leveraging the capacity of the informal water sector workforce

    The global shortage of skilled professionals in the water sector is a major industry challenge, particularly in an era of growing water scarcity and increasing demand for water from agriculture, industry and domestic consumption. As utilities move to improve their performance in water service delivery, to meet the demands of both consumers and sustainable development, a fit for purpose workforce ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Making Sense of it All: a New Approach in Transforming Utility Data into Information

    ABSTRACT Many utilities are “data rich” but “information poor.” Or, stated differently, utilities, and industry in general, find themselves collecting rivers of data, while very little synthesis of the data is performed. Without data synthesis, information necessary to enhance decision-making and improve processes is not produced. However, with the newer information technologies presently ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Estimated Costs to Utilities for Issuing A Boil Water Advisory

    The United States Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) has stringent standards in place to ensure the safe distribution of water. However, water quality problems (e.g. water main breaks, elevated turbidity, microbiological non-compliance, etc.) can result in these standards not being met. The consequence of this is often a boil water advisory to inform the public that the water is unsafe to drink. ...

  • Water utility telemetry systems - interesting times ahead?

    Untitled Document Real time telemetry ...


    By WRc plc

  • 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

  • Advancing household water-use feedback to inform customer behaviour for sustainable urban water

    Sustainable water management is increasingly essential in an age characterised by rapid population growth, urban and industrial development and climate change. Opportunities to promote conservation and water-use efficiencies remain attractive in directly reducing water demand. Smart water metering and the provision of detailed water-use feedback to consumers present exciting new opportunities ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Utility and non-state water service provision for the urban poor

    Inadequate water service provision to the urban poor remains a serious problem in low-income countries. Utilities lack the resources, obligations or incentives for service expansion and there may be a long delay before water utilities are in a position to extend services. Non-state water providers, including both formal and informal local private providers, as well as civil society institutions, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 5 Reasons Smart Water Utilities Need a Weather Station

    Meteorological data can be a critical tool for water utility managers to make intelligent decisions to improve efficiencies, safety, and public information. With the rise of data-driven decision-making and inter-agency collaboration, weather monitoring is becoming increasingly important across government agencies. The Internet of Things movement is a big drive toward Smart Everything – ...

  • Utility of the laser particle counter for determination of drinking-water toxicity

    Particle toxicity in various water samples depends on the mixture of toxicants in each sample. Toxicity values for different samples can be expressed using the new metric: Particle Toxicity. Use of the Spectrex PC-2000 was the instrument of choice in enumerating the particle concentrations for the calculation of the particle toxicity of drinking-water and reference toxicant suspensions. ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • Establishing the First Validated Dataset of North American Water Utility Water Audit Data

    The American Water Works Association‟s (AWWA) Water Loss Control Committee (WLCC)assembled in 2011 an initial dataset of Water Audit data from 26 water systems from the United States and Canada. This effort represents the initial phase of a project that ultimately aims to establish North American water industry benchmarks for water loss control, while promoting the use of standardized water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The role of communication in the deployment of water loss and energy management strategies: the experience of collaborative research with water utilities

    Water utilities (WU) have to deal with different challenges including ageing infrastructures, demand variability, climate change and increased societal expectations. This paper aims at outlining potential synergies between communication promotion and the implementation of a structured approach to enhance water loss and energy management in WU. The use of a structured approach in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Utility Monitoring in a School Building

    Universal Input Data Loggers Offer Total Building Solution A customer needed a utility monitoring solution to accurately monitor utility usage in a school building, totalized by floor. They needed to present this data in an easy-to-understand dashboard for each wing and as an aggregate total for the entire building. The client also had electric sub-panels on each floor, but they are separated ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • Setting performance standards for regulation of water services: Benchmarking Latin American utilities

    The aim of this study is to estimate both stochastic and mathematical programming efficiency cost frontiers for the Latin American water sector, by means of econometric and Data Envelopment Analysis techniques, using the ADERASA database. ADERASA is the Latin American association for water regulators, which has made a systematic job of data collection, among other initiatives.This study fills a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advances in benchmarking to improve water utility operations: a review of six IWA books

    Six recent publications by the International Water Association underscore the growing importance of quantitative studies of water utilities for identifying (1) performance patterns, (2) trends in key indicators and (3) best practice. Since each author takes a different approach to the problem of performance measurement and incentives for improvement, the books provide different perspectives on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Utilization rates, water demand and wastewater characteristics of a shared sanitation facility in North Namibia

    Shared sanitation facilities are often the only feasible option for sanitation provision in informal settlements. When implementing infrastructure for wastewater collection and treatment, information regarding quantities and constituent loadings is required. Up to now, such data are not available for shared sanitation. In order to provide this information, this study focuses on wastewater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water, environmental and Pharma lims solution transforms information management solution at nova Biologicals

    Company Background Nova is one of the nation’s largest providers of water testing for drinking and wastewater and has provided nationwide testing services to the industry, specializing in microbiological, chemical and toxicological testing. Nova provides comprehensive diagnostic testing of specimens for the presence of infectious disease organisms and water testing under the ...

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