Category Archives: Municipalities

Taking the Guessing Game Out of Water Meter Sizes

all-picsWhen it comes to recording water usage within a structure, there are multiple water meter size options available – and they’re not always labeled as so. Knowing this, regular maintenance to meter change-out jobs can easily become a guessing game for municipalities if they don’t know what to look for. Thankfully, we do. (Highlight to tweet) Continue reading

Removing ‘Lead’ From Our Drinking Water Vocabulary

At any given time, you could be standing just a number of feet above century old pipes. Similar to how a person ages, the water infrastructure starts to depreciate as it reaches the end of its useful life. Because you can’t physically see the service lines located underground, it makes it hard to know what’s down there and when the parts need to be replaced. Recognizing this is the city’s responsibility and one that isn’t taken lightly. Continue reading

What’s in Your Tap Water? An Inside Look at Water Treatment

Untitled design copyYou may not know this but a lot can go into the process of providing safe drinkable water. Utilities and water treatment centers in particular are devoted to creating the highest quality water that currently runs through your community’s pipes. In order to do so, minerals and certain safe chemicals are treated as an additive in order to remove any potential contaminants. But what exactly is in there? Continue reading

Beating Pipes at Their Own Game

There are well over one million miles of pipes running beneath our streets and the majority of them are approaching ‘old age’. (highlight to tweet) All throughout the country, the decaying drinking water systems that were built around the time of World War II and earlier are in need of replacement, not just the simple repairs most cities resort to.crumbling infrastructure Continue reading

Improving Utilities, One App at a Time

potholePicture this: you’re driving down the road while singing along to the radio when a huge pothole comes out of nowhere. You quickly swerve out of the way just in time to avoid losing a tire to what you’ve already nicknamed the ‘blackhole’. And no, you’re not clever enough to name a pothole just as quickly as the moment you saw it. In fact, it is the same pothole that’s been there the past few months. Continue reading

When Water Meets Lead: The Worst Case Scenario

Where there is water, there is life. On Earth, there is no truer statement, as every plant, animal, and human being is dependent on this resource. Imagine the chaos that could incur if water is taken away from us, like it has for certain residents of Flint, MI. Continue reading

The Unexpected Downside of the Water Fountain Comeback

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Americans now drink more bottled water than milk or even beer. (highlight to tweet) Just let that fact sink in. So if a person were to drink the recommended 8 glasses a day, they would need to spend $1,000 to $3,000 on bottled water a year. This unnecessary expense could be completely erased by answering one simple question: What happened to the public water fountain?

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