NJWEA Annual Conference

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The New Jersey Water Environment Association’s annual conference starts next week!

May 16-20

Bally’s Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ

Booth #800

After a successful 100th anniversary conference last year that saw more than 2,400 attendees, this year’s NJWEA conference and exposition promises to be another excellent event. This year’s conference includes over 260 exhibit spaces and breakout sessions covering best practices and industry trends in regards to collections, operations, maintenance and more.

Be sure to stop by the FlowWorks booth to hear about all the great new developments that are in store for the FlowWorks platform in 2016.

For full conference details, click the link below:

http://www.njwea.org/101st-john-j-lagrosa-conference-exposition/

WEF Collections Annual Conference

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The WEF Collections Annual Conference is next week!

May 1-4

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

Booth #115

The WEF Collections conference will include sessions covering a wide range of collection systems issues, including trenchless new construction, odors, combined sewer overflows, integrated planning, modeling, asset management, sewer assessment and rehabilitation, state-of-the-art technologies, regulatory updates, and more.

Be sure to stop by the FlowWorks booth to hear about all the great new developments that are in store for the FlowWorks platform in 2016.

For full conference details, click the link below

http://www.wef.org/collectionsystems/

FWRC 2016 Annual Conference

FWRC 2016

The Florida Water Resources Annual Conference is next week!

April 24-27

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

Orlando, FL

Booth #329

Florida Water Resources Conference, Inc is a non-profit 501 organization, which provides an annual educational and technical, multi-day conference servicing individuals in the water and wastewater industry. FWRC is a joint conference of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, the Florida Water Environment Association, and the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association.

Be sure to stop by the FlowWorks booth to hear about all the great new developments that are in store for the FlowWorks platform in 2016.

For full conference details, click the link below

http://fwrc.org/

Going with the Flow

Water Online recently posted an article highlighting how Flow Monitoring and Pressure Management can help preserve the health of your water system. In the article, they highlight some staggering past and future expenses attributed to the corrosion of wastewater infrastructure.

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  • “Since the turn of the century, there have been nearly five million such breaks (water main breaks), resulting in over $649 billion in total corrosion costs.”
  • “The U.S. EPA announced a $271 billion price tag for upgrading and maintaining wastewater infrastructure over the next five years.”
  • “The AWWA puts the investment needs for buried drinking water infrastructure at more than $1 trillion over the next 25 years.”

The article goes on to talk about how researchers have run flow monitoring studies that have revealed crucial, abnormal, information about a system.

David Hughes (water research manager for the Innovation & Environmental Stewardship Department of American Water) was quoted saying “The industry is already moving toward what is described as the “intelligent water system”. Flow monitoring and pressure management… are more tools to put in the box. The challenge going forward is to sift through the various approaches and find the best one for each utility operation. But with an aging infrastructure, the push for more efficient operations will drive these techniques to more implementation down the road.”

If you are in need of a flow monitoring software to help organize, analyze and report on your data, give FlowWorks free trial a shot. With its ability to be customized to adapt to your organizations needs, we know that you will want to include FlowWorks in your toolbox.

Click here to read the full article…

Wastewater Data Analysis: Used for More than You’d Think

SewerBelieve it or not, scientists run tests on wastewater from sewage plants to monitor drug consumption in the area. An article from Water Online detailed some of the new advancements European researchers have made to monitor drug usage through different European regions. Researches found the analysis process to be more effective when they take their analysis closer to the source.

Below is an excerpt from a paper recently published by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs And Addiction:

“By being able to detect changes in drug use patterns over time and as they occur, wastewater analysis can help health and treatment services in a number of ways. Alerting hospitals to the identities of new psychoactive substances being used in nightlife settings and predicting changes in treatment needs based on longer-term monitoring are but two potential examples.”

The data isn’t solely used to for health and treatment services. Seattle also plans on using their wastewater data to monitor the usage of marijuana in the area. Specifically, whether weekday or weekend use has increased and if the legalization has mitigated citizens purchasing it via the “black market”.