ENVISIONING THE DIGITAL UTILITY OF THE FUTURE

Digital Utility of the future is a new trend. Innovation is disrupting every industry including the municipal water and clean water utility sector. Water utilities are slowly embracing innovation while working to abandoning old attitudes of staying out of sight and out of mind. The spirit of innovation inspired the National Association of Clean Water […]

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NORTH AMERICA WATER LOSS: JOIN THE COMMUNITY

In 2005, the AWWA’s Water Loss Control Committee adopted the IWA’s water balance methodology and developed the AWWA’s water audit available here. As the methodology gained steam around 2010, the topic of water loss management had its own track at specialty conferences such as AWWA’s Distribution System conference. It was however recognized by the industry […]

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CONFESSIONS OF A MICROBIOLOGIST

  When I interviewed Alistair Marsh last week, a microbiologist and father of two, it was immediately apparent that Alistair is a real passionate of all water things, from power boating, to tropical fish and wastewater treatment. Alistair started his career in the industrial wastewater sector 24 years ago as a lab technician for a […]

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Infographic - Water Loss Management

[Part 4/4] WATER LOSS MANAGEMENT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

LOCATING LEAKS, WHAT METHOD IS RIGHT FOR YOU?   WATER LOSS MANAGEMENT: TECHNIQUES USED TO DETECT AND PINPOINT LEAKS There are several options, and FluksAqua has prepared a summary of the pros and cons for each. To learn more about leakage control, see our articles: Employing District Metered Areas to Proactively Manage Leakage in Water […]

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gestion et management des pertes en eau

[Part 3/4] WATER LOSS MANAGEMENT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

LEAK CONTROL PLANNING AND PRIORITIES It is important to document leak events as well as repairs of water main breaks and faulty pipes in order to maintain an up-to-date history. This history serves to formulate an action plan based on priorities and the most problematic district metered areas. The action plan also enables you to […]

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Gestion des fuites et pertes d'eau

[Part 2/4] WATER LOSS MANEGEMENT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW TO MANAGE WATER LOSSES Locating leaks requires specialized teams and equipment, and this can be expensive depending on the personnel required, the distance to cover, and the amount of time involved. That is why pre-location (or detection) of leaks is recommended. This means identifying the network areas that represent a greater risk of leakage […]

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[Part 1/4] WATER LOSS MANAGEMENT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHY MANAGEME WATER LOSSES?  Water is a precious but stressed resource that is increasingly being exposed to contaminants of all kinds. Despite a willingness to conserve it, rarely does all the water produced at a given facility reach the consumer. This is in large part due to leaks in the water distribution system. That is […]

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WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATOR SINCE 1984, A VETERAN’S INSIGHTS

Elinor Lake, Alberta   Sterling Mitchell loves cars. He has 28 of them including fourteen Volvo 240s – his favourite! A career in the car industry would have been a natural fit. But it was a practical decision that led Mitchell to become a water & wastewater operator in 1984. Back then the economy in […]

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DRIVE AND DETERMINATION LANDS WATER OPERATOR POSITION

Nathan Pray, a Water Treatment Operator with the City of Brantford in Ontario, originally wanted to be an electrician. But once he explored the length of time it took to become a fully licensed electrician, he reconsidered and decided to follow his first passion for the environment. He enrolled in and completed the Environmental Management […]

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LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF WATER OPERATORS

NEED TO ATTRACT NEW WATER OPERATORS TO THE INDUSTRY TO REPLACE AGING WORKFORCE Youth unemployment is a growing concern in many countries including Canada and the U.S. No longer does a university degree guarantee the start of a career. In addition, more and more jobs are becoming more contract-based as companies try to reduce their […]

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ROAD SALT: WHAT IMPACT CAN IT HAVE ON OUR WATER SYSTEMS?

  As the temperatures rise and spring arrives, winter may seem far away but its long-term effects are lingering. North Americans may have adapted to winter by bundling up as the temperature drops however, when it comes to roadways and parking lots, they expect winter to be kept at bay. Spreading large amounts of road […]

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10 SITES WITH THE BEST MATERIAL FOR OPERATORS EXAMS

OPERATORS: WHAT GOOD STUDY MATERIAL WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO YOUR PEERS? Several of our members have been asking for references to good study material on the Forum. FluksAqua asked the community to share their favorite study material for water and wastewater operators exams, and here is a summary prepared just for you: Water & Wastewater EOCP Roy […]

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