September 27, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
This complimentary webinar is sponsored by Sierra Wireless.
Despite abundant rainfall and groundwater recharge, Saipan’s water supply was insufficient to serve the needs of residents because of a problem of 70% nonrevenue water. A solution was provided through installation of an end-to-end remote managed monitoring system for the Saipan Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC). This webinar reviews some of the most challenging issues the water utilities market confronts worldwide, such as nonrevenue water, and discusses how to reduce water leakage and nonrevenue water with advanced remote monitoring technology.
Legionella Control for Building Water Systems
Septemeber 28, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
Opportunistic pathogens, such as Legionella, are common in drinking water systems, typically occurring at low levels in distribution systems and amplifying in premise plumbing to levels that may cause disease. Several factors, both internal and external to buildings, including inadequate disinfectant, nearby construction, or water main breaks, can lead to the growth of Legionella in building water systems. Numerous outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease and other waterborne diseases have raised concern for regulators and water managers in the past couple of years. Recently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distributed a new guide, Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth & Spread in Buildings, to help building owners and managers identify where Legionella could grow and spread in a building and ways to reduce the risk of contamination. This webinar provides an overview of the CDC’s new guide for controlling Legionella and steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk of Legionella growing in building water systems and being transmitted to people.
Innovative Aquifer Storage and Recovery Applications for Reuse and Drinking Water Projects
October 5, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
With increased pressures on freshwater resources, more water suppliers are pursuing aquifer store and recovery (ASR) to address existing and anticipated water shortages. ASR can provide a cost-effective solution to increased water demands; water is stored in a suitable aquifer when the water is available and later recovered when it’s needed. Often combined with reuse to supplement drinking water supplies, ASR has many advantages over traditional surface reservoir water storage. ASR applications for reuse and drinking water will be highlighted in this webinar as well as AWWA’s new M63 manual on ASR. Fundamental principles of ASR, regulatory requirements, basic design and development criteria will be presented, along with case studies emphasizing solutions to common challenges associated with ASR.