Water and wastewater

Many experts believe that water (or the lack thereof) will be the 21st century's single biggest urban challenge. Fortunately, a new generation of smart technology now allows us to minimize waste, leakage and costs and you'll find examples here.

Neptune’s R450 System Helps Get Feet Off the Streets of Laredo

Fri, 2014-12-05 13:33 -- SCC Staff

With a population of 235,000 and growing, there are many more streets in Laredo, Texas than during its frontier past. And that was a problem for the city's utility department. It was walking those streets to read 67,543 water meters – which took a staff of 10 nearly a month. Learn what happened after Laredo started installing Neptune Technology Group's automated R450 System.

The Customer Benefits of Smart Water Networks

Tue, 2014-09-16 09:12 -- SCC Staff

SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum -- a Council Advisor -- explores the benefits smart water technologies can provide cities and their water customers. This video (available in English and Spanish versions) features five innovative solutions: customer metering, leakage detection, energy management, pressure management and water quality monitoring.

Using Cellular Technology to Improve Water Management

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:00 -- SCC Staff

California and many other regions continue to suffer from drought. What if you applied cellular technology—similar to that used in smartphones—in water management systems to improve water quantity, quality and cost. Qualcomm has teamed with CH2M Hill to make it possible, as this video explains.