Automated Reporting For Wastewater Operators

It is no secret that automating processes leads to efficiency. When machines do things by themselves, they perform tasks faster, better, and with almost no errors. This is what leads to increased productivity and much lower costs of production. This tenant holds true for almost every discipline under the sun …

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Trump Tariffs Will Affect the Water & Wastewater Industries

Trump Tariffs are disrupting different industries across the US and might force the economy to recession if the US President continues issuing tariffs threats. The country’s trade partners are forming a retaliation that results to global trade conflict. Trump argues that the tariffs on items like washing machines, water equipment, …

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The Expanding SCADA Marketplace

The global marketplace for SCADA monitoring has expanded exponentially over the last several years and continues to grow at a competitive rate. More and more water treatment and wastewater treatment plants are recognizing the value of cloud-based SCADA monitoring, and paying the upfront cost to upgrade their systems with the …

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An Avoidable Accident at a Water Treatment Plant

Accidental Keystroke Leads to Water Crisis “To err is human.” A true statement that is often followed by a domino effect of major consequences. The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in Chapel Hill, NC recently experienced first-hand how a slight mistake can lead to a “worst-case scenario”. The municipal …

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SCADA Systems: Best Defense Against Sewage Leaks

Recently in Milwaukee, there was an overnight sewage leak at Wisconsin’s largest water treatment plant. According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District workers spotted a pool of untreated sewage on the surface at the Jones Island treatment plant, and an undetermined amount of sewage ended …

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Talking Telemetry for Utilities with Dr. David Mundie

The field of telemetry has skyrocketed in growth via digital and cellular-based technology. But where do smaller, more budget-conscious providers fit in? We talked with Dr. David Mundie, Founder and President of High Tide Technologies, about some of the issues facing utility providers, and how telemetry fits into the modern …

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How Eco-Conscious Are Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials?

Lately, it feels like each generation has a bone to pick with its predecessors or successors. But when it comes to the most environmentally friendly behavior, is it the Boomers, Gen X, or the Millennials that are the “greenest generation”? We surveyed 2,000 Americans from all three generations to find …

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