Water Utility Infrastructure Management

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Infrastructure Asset Management Lessons from AWWA Conference

Texas State Capitol This year in Austin, Texas, the AWWA and WEF held a Utility Management Conference. During this conference, the AWWA Knowledge Management Subcommittee of the Workforce Strategies…

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Infrastructure Management Planning Builds Water Infrastructure Resilience

The provision of secondary or alternative water sources can be constrained by the availability of sources, and the cost of provision, which can be high. – Ross Waugh Water expert, Sharlene Le…

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Chicago is Taking the Waste out of Wastewater for Eco-friendly Use

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago built the largest phosphorus recovery facility in the world at Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, which opened in 2016. Phosphorus and …

Infrastructure asset management program doesn't mean water utilities can't suffer pipe main break. This post talks about risk management. Flooded Roads, Cities In Los Angeles, Sunset Strip, Dating Tips For Men, Gallon Of Water, Los Angeles County, Asset Management, West Hollywood, Maine

Managing Water Main Break and Risks – Infrastructure Asset Management

US local government authorities are faced with recurring main pipe breaks caused by aging infrastructure. LA Times reported that on 11 May 2015 morning, 12-inched water main ruptured and burst in W…

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Water Utility Management – Using Social Media to Communicate and Keep Levels of Service

In our previous blog post, “The Manila Water Model – Community Engagement with Water Utility Management” we mentioned how the water utility company goes to the grassroots level in water…

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Is it Time to Stop Growing Cotton in the Arizona Desert?

Cotton field near Apache Arizona In the middle of the dry, Sonoran Desert of Arizona, the Wuertz family (and several others) have been farming cotton for generations. This was once considered an ex…

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Assessing Future Demand, Florida Sinkholes and Groundwater Pumping

Miami Skyline Florida A deadly sinkhole that claimed the life of a Florida man two years ago reopened last summer. Local authorities believe that this may be due to heavy rains. Sinkholes are often…

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Forging Public-Private Agreement as a Water Utility Infrastructure Management Strategy

Arizona is doing well to stay ahead in the battle of long-term water utility infrastructure management Phoenix, Arizona’s EPCOR Water, and Maricopa Water District announced an innovative agre…

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21st Century Innovations to Solve Water Shortages – Infrastructure Management

For the private and public sector to continue to thrive in the face of increased competition for access to water we will need 21st Century strategies. – GreenBiz It has been observed by many …

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Infrastructure Management Planning Lessons from the Washington Drought

Columbia River Washington State On Friday the 15th of May, 2015, Washington’s Governor, Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. Concerned with the lack of snowpack (sitting at a me…

According to a study that began last year, San Angelo, Texas, has less than 15 months of water before it is all dried up. In light of this knowledge, the city is very seriously considering turning to potable reuse as a source for drinking water. San Angelo Texas, Asset Management, Drinking Water, Reuse, Turning, Knowledge, Street View, Study, City

San Angelo TX Mulls Potable Reuse – Infrastructure Asset Management View

San Angelo City Hall, Texas According to a study that began last year, San Angelo, Texas, has less than 15 months of water before it is all dried up. In light of this knowledge, the city is very se…

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Fitting the Great Lakes Region Roads with Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Map of the Great Lakes Basin In the Great Lakes regions of both the USA and Canada, infrastructure managers are considering how they could use road runoff by creating a green Stormwater infrastruct…

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USDA Provides $314 Million in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in Rural Communities

On 2 November 2015, the USDA Secretary announced that they will be awarding $314 Million to upgrade and repair water and wastewater systems across the US – mostly in rural communities. The mo…

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Infrastructure asset management practitioners learn that intermittent water supply is to be avoided as the ‘Vicious Cycle’ keeps making your management and recovery harder. Asset Management, Water Supply, Environment, Ideas, Thoughts, Environmental Psychology

Infrastructure Asset Management Ideas – Intermittent Water Supplies

At the recent Pacific Water Conference (Sept. 2014) in American Samoa, my colleague Richard Taylor from Thomas Civil and Environmental Consultants delivered a paper ‘Intermittent Water Suppli…

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Doing Small Successful Steps in Water Utility Asset Management

Ross: And Heather, I met the gentleman at Albuquerque who wrote that and the thing that impressed me was he was a private individual. He was just helping out. The Albuquerque Internationa…