Though we’re still wrapping our heads around what happened in Texas last month, we would be remiss if we didn’t thank the many utility workers who have been working doggedly during and after the recent winter storm, Uri. These front line workers worked countless hours to not only restore water service to their communities but […]
Smart water technology has evolved the water utility’s role within municipalities to have a seat at the proverbial Smart City table, participate in the IoT plan, and drive water stewardship. There are many benefits to replacing your meter system with AMI (Advanced Meter Infrastructure) technology. For the utility, the game-changer is when you couple it […]
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It seems like tech continues to outsmart us. We wear our phones on our wrists, give verbal commands to our home appliances, and even buy umbrellas that send weather notifications to our phones. In a time where we are tethered to our tech, it can feel impossible to perform our day-to-day duties without the help […]
If someone handed your company a million dollars, would you hide it under your mattress or use it to invest in future growth and a more sustainable future? It’s an easy and obvious choice when the offered resource is money; it’s less obvious when given a chance to invest in the benefits of data. However, […]
Guest Blog by Stephanie Zavala, CEO and Co-Founder of Rogue Water and the Water in Real Life Podcast *Spoiler Alert: This blog may contain spoilers.
Imagine H2O and the Water Environment Federation have dubbed March 18-21, 2019 as Water Innovation Week. What does it mean to be innovative in the water industry? Is it new smart water solutions? Is it new funding mechanisms? As purveyors of the world’s most precious resource, all innovation in the water sector has but one […]
AMI is a powerful technology that mines data from the depths of buried water infrastructure and empowers utility leadership with the knowledge they need to increase efficiency drastically. Most importantly, AMI detects water losses that detract from the revenue paramount to maintaining and preserving the integrity of our water system while also ensuring the sustainability […]
In December, we posted a blog reminding water utility leaders not to forget a strategic communication plan when launching an AMI program. Communication is critical to the success of implementation. Don’t let the benefits of AMI be the best-kept secret of your water utility. Promote these benefits to your customers and get them signed up […]
If you had to list the most critical factor to a successful AMI program launch from your customers’ perspective, what would it be? We hope your answer was a proactive communication plan. We’ve worked with countless customers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to put together an incredible AMI program that adds so much value […]
August is National Water Quality Month and is dedicated to protecting the natural resources we love for recreation but also to make the connection between that resource and the high-quality water we drink and use every day. It’s a timely opportunity to address the imbalance between the true cost of water and the perceived value […]
August is National Water Quality Month so it seemed appropriate to dedicate some time to explore the difference in how customers perceive water quality as opposed to those in the industry. Ask anyone in the industry to define water quality and they’ll cite some definition related to the chemical and biological components of the water […]
The internet is flooded with articles on homeowner water conservation, yet why do so many water utility attempts to educate customers seem to fall on deaf ears? Perhaps the problem is not as much about educating people on what to do (water-saving checklists and guidelines) as it is about motivating them on why to do it (personal reward). Consider […]
It doesn’t matter which came first — chickens, eggs, farmers, or consumers. When water scarcity is involved, all parties are interdependent. Limiting agricultural or industrial water use in favor of residential use does a community no good if the local economy cannot support existing jobs, or attract new ones, for its residents. In regions chronically […]
Identify The Potential Exposure Why do people steal water? Beyond the obvious answer “because they can,” there are multiple reasons why people might be pressured into diverting the metered flow of treated drinking water: Personal Greed. Residential customers in various circumstances might be tempted to bypass their water meters for at least part of a billing period. […]
Most people accept that major purchases in life — e.g., housing, automobiles, appliances — come with cyclical budgeting impacts that require amortizing costs over the long term, through savings or borrowing. Why should anyone expect the national water infrastructure to be any different? The reality is that relatively long life-expectancies for major water infrastructure components […]