For the second time in as many years, Jackson, Mississippi’s 164,000 residents face a water crisis. In 2021, Mississippi residents were crippled by what we now call the Texas Winter Storm – some had no water access for up to a month. And just last week, politicians announced that the water treatment system is inoperable, and… Continue reading Where Next after Jackson? U.S. Cities Face Looming Water Crises
Last week, over one hundred U.S. water industry personnel convened in Laurel, Maryland for a workshop to address strategies and trends in modernizing water & wastewater infrastructure. Xylem Inc. brought together representatives from a multitude of public and private municipal water utilities, engineering & consulting firms, and Xylem subsidiaries–Pure Technologies, Visenti, Sensus, and Emnet– to… Continue reading Are water infrastructure investment needs overstated? 3 takeaways from Xylem’s “Modernizing Water Infrastructure” workshop
Over the next decade, U.S. municipal utilities have set the stage for over US$683 billion in capital improvements to address deteriorating piping networks, combined sewer overflows, and rising population demands on treatment plants and distribution networks. The scope of these utility infrastructure improvements are wide ranging and vary significantly by region, state, and municipality. Municipal utility… Continue reading Is U.S. water infrastructure going to the dogs?
Drought-stricken, Cape Town residents have been mandated to use no more than 13.2 gallons, or 50 litres, of water per day, beginning 1 February 2018, on the way to “Day Zero”. Without rainfall, on 12 April 2018 the suburban water taps will be shut off and the city of almost half a million residents will… Continue reading What are you going to do when your government says, “Sorry folks, we are out of water.”?