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Water and Wastewater

Using Real vs. Artificial Intelligence to Design and Operate Hydraulic Systems

January 17, 2023

It’s difficult to pick up an engineering magazine or journal without seeing an article about how artificial intelligence (AI) is going to solve all..

How Many Isolation Valves are Enough?

December 19, 2022

Isolation valves are essential components of water distribution systems. Without them, repairing a pipe break or performing other maintenance would..

How to Spend Your End of Year Budget Sensibly

December 5, 2022

Do you have remaining budget? Are you wondering what to do for your end of year budget spending? This article will provide guidance on how to spend..

What’s the Value of Nonrevenue Water?

December 1, 2022

Everyone wants to reduce water loss. No one likes to see water running over the ground. But people who understand the water industry know that..

We Heard You— Check Out the OpenFlows WaterGEMS Updated Control Editor

October 10, 2022

OK, even I’ll admit it. The old control statement editor in OpenFlows WaterGEMS was not one of our most user-friendly features. From a software..

One Hydrant vs. Two Hydrant Flow Test

September 22, 2022

Pretty much everyone who has worked in water distribution has been involved with hydrant flow testing at one time or another. It’s not very..

Do You Need Help? We Have It.

August 12, 2022

We regularly seek feedback from our users on how we’re doing. In a recent survey, we received excellent scores across the board on our OpenFlows..

Is Real-Time Control Real?

August 9, 2022

If you follow the research literature on water, you will see all sorts of papers being published about Real-Time Control (RTC) of water systems. I..

What Happens When the Power Drops Out?

July 19, 2022

Power outages don’t happen often in developed countries, but they do happen. Pump stations are fed by the power grid, so when the power goes out, it..