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Water Tech

Stories about technology for water utilities, including lead and copper pipe programs, compliance, clean drinking water, green infrastructure, sewage, smart meters and more.

The nation's first all-electric tugboat will soon move ships around the Port of San Diego. The 82-foot vessel, called the eWolf, will be powered by a 6.2 megawatt-hour main propulsion battery and two electric motors.

For state and local government agencies across the U.S., GIS technology has the power to inform decision-making, impact funding and improve the constituent experience through various applications.
Officials say the group, called Volt Typhoon, has inserted malware deep in the systems of numerous water and electric utilities that serve military installations in the United States and abroad.
Klir, which sells a water management and compliance platform, has launched a ChatGPT feature for utilities. The idea is to hand off tedious and data-heavy tasks to artificial intelligence while safeguarding data.
The challenges of defending water infrastructure are numerous. Many of the systems in California – and nationwide – are still operating with outdated software, poor passwords and other weaknesses that could leave them at risk.
Navier, a small maritime startup, is developing a line of electric-powered hydrofoil vessels that could be a quicker alternative to gridlocked bridges or bulky commuter ferries.
As summer heat approaches, officials in the Texas city are planning on testing a water-based asphalt treatment in all 10 City Council districts. The pavement is supposed to reduce spikes in temperature.
The zero-emission ferry is a first in the United States, powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cell technology. The vessel will begin taking passengers on rides along the San Francisco waterfront in late spring.
Aptumo, a software-as-a-service CRM and billing tool for utilities that is based in the U.K., is expanding in the U.S. It's partnering with KloudGin, which sells a field service and asset management platform.
UF researchers are working with the data analytics company SAS to gather data and investigate the connections between pollution, ocean circulation, coastal water quality and economics using water forecasting technology.