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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 Lower Mississippi River SmartPort and Resilience Center project will collect crowdsourced sediment and shoaling data from eight ports along the Mississippi River to gain insights into obstacles affecting river traffic.
Citizen data scientists documenting algae and water conditions from their docks at Lake Wallenpaupack will play a key role in a community-led water quality monitoring program, officials have said.
As local water departments look to modernize their infrastructure with available technology, several cities are already laying out a model that utilizes artificial intelligence.
Researchers at Old Dominion University are working to develop an artificial intelligence system that can detect areas on roadways that have flooded and alert drivers about the problems on their route.
The company is trying to make it easier for water utilities to spot contaminants faster, and it just received financial backing from several investors, plus a cash award from a Google-affiliated fund.
Portsmouth, N.H., is interested in learning more about a Massachusetts-based COVID-19 sewage testing program, which could alert to the scope of an outbreak and enable officials to better anticipate impacts.
Olea Edge Analytics, based in Austin, Texas, is putting various sensors on old water meters to flag when they’re under-charging and need to be replaced. The results, say the company, can be big.
With technology it originally used to detect opioids, the Massachusetts-based startup will expand its efforts to give health departments a more accurate picture of the prevalence of the coronavirus in local populations.
Repurposing analytics it used to produce data on the opioid epidemic, Biobot is offering a pro bono water testing program to contribute data to the health community’s growing understanding of the pandemic.
A new gov tech company in Atlanta aims to sell aquatic drones to government agencies for the dual purposes of cleaning up waste and pollution as well as logging real-time water quality data.