Education & Workforce

Kansas City Selects Electro Scan Technology to Assess Sewer Mains

The City of Kansas City, Missouri has selected Electro Scan’s Next Generation leak detection technology for condition assessment of 15-inch and smaller diameter sewer mains as part of a pilot project. The partnership with Electro Scan will include the assessment of 100 pipe segments with an approxim..

Water Research Foundation Launches Full Lead Service Line Replacement Project

The Water Research Foundation has launched a new project on “Full Lead Service Line Replacement Guidance” (#4713). This project will evaluate strategies to reduce lead exposure after conducting full lead service line replacements (FLSLRs).  Once completed, the research will provide accurate and easi..

Clearfield's Fiber Optic Technology Now Telcordia Certified

Clearfield, Inc. today announced that its fiber termination process used to manufacture Clearfield LC/UPC 900 μm 1.6 mm and 2.0 mm jumpers and fiber assemblies have been tested by an independent test lab compliant to the Telcordia, GR-326-Core requirements. With the Telcordia GR-326 achievement, the..

BICSI Revises, Updates Telecommunications Project Management Program

BICSI, a worldwide association committed to advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, has released its newly revised Registered Telecommunications Project Management (RTPM) Program. The role of an effective project manager is crucial to the outcome of any successful p..

Municipal Sewer Grout School Sept. 13-14, 2017

A Municipal Sewer Grout School will take place Sept. 13-14, at Aries Industries’ facility in Lithia Springs, GA. Co-sponsored by Aries Industries Inc., Avanti International and Logiball Inc., the two-day program focuses on compliance with NASSCO/ICGA specifications. Contractors, municipal professio..

Amphenol Telect Unveils New Fiber Distribution Chassis

Amphenol Telect has launched the C2LINX 1RU, a high-density fiber distribution chassis with cable management features designed to fit hyper scale networks in a variety of network environments, including enterprise, telecommunications and cable TV. “We’ve developed a panel that hits the high-den..

GE’s Wastewater Treatment Technology Honored

Federated Co-Operatives Limited’s Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan, was named Industrial Water Project of the Year, as the 2016-commissioned project representing the most impressive technical or environmental achievement in the industrial sector of the international water industry. Us..

Water Technology Trends Survey Results Available

The initial results of a survey intended to identify current and future trends for water technology implementation are now available in the form of a new interactive data visualization tool. Developed under the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) – a joint initiative between the Water En..

Navigant Research: Utilities Need to Take a Pragmatic Approach to Energy Transformation

Navigant Research has released two reports examining how the energy transformation is playing out across distribution networks and providing examples of leading business models and practical recommendations for network utilities to realize a successful transformation. Distribution Utility Transforma..

Arcadis Report Underscores Importance, Value Of Innovation

As North American water utilities imagine the future of providing on-demand, high-quality, affordable water and sanitation services to the hundreds of millions of customers who depend on them, a new report underscores the value of innovation in meeting those challenges. Empowering Water Utility Inn..

“Smart Water” Technology Sparks Spending Change For Municipal Water

Solutions to the continuing conflicts between aging infrastructure and pressure on utilities to ensure a safe, resilient water supply, are increasingly focused on software, data and analytics. In US Smart Water: Defining the Opportunity, Competitive Landscape, and Market Outlook, Bluefield Research ..

HydraTech Enhances Internal Joint Seal

The HydraTite internal joint seal, manufactured by HydraTech Engineered Products LLC, has a long and proven history for repairing leaking joints in man-entry sized piping. When joints in box culverts, tunnels, conduits or other structures with non-circular or -elliptical profiles need repair, howeve..

Matthews Assumes Trenchless Technology Center Leadership Role

In March, Dr. John Matthews assumed the position of director of the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University. TTC is a leading research facility for the development of technologies influencing the various trenchless construction and rehabilitation methods. It is recognized as..

CUIRE 15th Annual Engineering & Inspector Schools

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) at the University of Texas-Arlington held its 15th annual trenchless technology inspector training and certification schools Jan. 29-30, in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exh..

Ubiquiti Networks Launches Plug and Play Fiber Optic Technology

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. has launched the UFiber GPON Platform, consisting of the company’s UFiber OLT and the UFiber Nano G Optical Network Unit solutions. The UFiber Platform is designed to enable internet service providers  to quickly build high-speed fiber internet networks for many users and ove..

Utility Workers Do Good Deed, Recover Wedding Ring in Sewer

NEW YORK (AP) — A commuter is thanking two utility workers for finding her wedding ring after it plunged into a New York City sewer. WCBS-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/2ufCLoJ ) suburban-New York resident Sarah Sommer, who is eight-months pregnant, was traveling through Grand Central Terminal when s..

Clearfield Quadruples Manufacturing Capacity in Mexico

Clearfield, Inc. has quadrupled its manufacturing capacity at its Tijuana, Mexico facility. The expansion will enable the company to lower its cost of product manufacturing while ensuring it continues to provide customers short lead times and on-time deliveries. “Our Mexican manufacturing facilitie..

A. O. Smith, The Water Council Announce Technology Challenge Winner

A. O. Smith Corporation and The Water Council have selected Nanolytix of Toronto as the 2017 winner of the BREW Corporate: Powered by A. O. Smith challenge. Nanolytix is a pioneer in artificial intelligence and sensor technologies for water quality detection applications. The unique water quality s..

Wastewater System Management Workshop Set in West Virginia

FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) — A workshop on managing water and wastewater systems in rural communities is set for next month in West Virginia. West Virginia University is offering the free workshop Aug. 11 in Flatwoods. WVU says in a news release that the workshop will help small utilities assess their ..

Frontier Communications Partners with Coriant to Enhance Broadband Services in Connecticut

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that Frontier Communications Corporation will deploy the company’s technology to modernize its fiber-optic transport infrastructure across Connecticut. Th..

New Jersey American Water Publishes Interactive Pipeline Map

New Jersey American Water has published an interactive Infrastructure Upgrade Map on its website to share details about its pipeline renewal projects. The user-friendly map allows customers to view details about the company’s water and wastewater pipe renewal or replacement projects across its 190 ..

12 New Mechanics Join PECO's NatGas Workforce

PECO yesterday welcomed 12 new apprentice mechanics to the company’s field force as they celebrated their graduation from a comprehensive natural gas training program. The new apprentices, along with 12 mechanics who graduated in April 2017, will join the utility’s front lines – helping to ensure sa..

Former FERC Member Releases White Paper Addressing Problems in the Nation's Electricity Markets

Tony Clark, a senior advisor at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP and a former member of the Federal Energy Commission, has released Regulation and Markets: Ideas for Solving the Identity Crisis, a white paper which shows that almost 20 years after restructuring many of the nation’s electricity market..

DCA, AGA Joint Workshop Engages New Subjects, Expands Existing Efforts

The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) and American Gas Association (AGA) held their third annual Utility Contractor Workshop at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on April 18-19. Since the first joint workshop, the event has expanded both in attendance, as well as the scope of issues address..

Report: Global Seamless Pipes Market to Surpass $237 Billion in 5 Years

According to MarketsandMarkets™ Seamless Pipes Market by Type (Hot Finished, Cold Finished), Production Process (Continuous Mandrel Rolling, Multi-stand Plug Mill (MPM), Cross-roll Piercing & Pilger Rolling), Material, End-use Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022, the seamless pipes ma..

Colorado School Of Mines Offers Tunneling Short Course

Continuing its long-standing tradition of hosting world-class short courses in underground construction and tunneling, the Colorado School of Mines is offering “Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations,” Sept. 18-21, in its facilities at the Golden, CO, campus. With industry experts serving..

Study: U.S. Water Utilities to Invest $8.3 Billion in Smart Infrastructure

According to US Smart Water Infrastructure: Market Forecast (2017-2027), a new study published today by Northeast Group LLC, U.S. water utilities are projected to invest $8.3 billion in smart infrastructure over the next ten years. “Our survey results show that water infrastructure in the US is mod..

Fluke Networks' LinkWare™ Live Reaches Industry Milestone

Fluke Networks today announced that its cloud-based LinkWare Live service has reached a significant milestone – contractors and cable installers have uploaded more than five million test results to date. “In developing LinkWare Live, we looked closely at the daily challenges that installers were fa..

Water Research Foundation Launches Project on Resilient Water Infrastructure

The Water Research Foundation has launched a new project to improve the resiliency of water utilities, specifically around infrastructure needs. The project, Resilient Water Infrastructure: Improving Understanding and Assessing Needs, will gather information from regions and municipalities (both sma..

Infinera Completes Successful Fiber-Optic Field Test on Trans-Atlantic Route

Infinera has successfully completed a subsea field test on a modern trans-Atlantic route. The field test was conducted with the Infinera XTS-3300 meshponder and demonstrated the potential of 19 terabits per second (19T) per fiber pair, delivering the highest spectral efficiency on a major trans-Atla..