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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.

A high-tech buoy will report real-time weather information by measuring the height and direction of waves in Buzzards Bay. The buoy will be placed about 4 nautical miles southwest of Cuttyhunk Island.
City officials have approved the application for a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation to replace older water meters with an Automated Meter Reading System, also known as smart meters.
Austin-based Olea Edge Analytics has pulled a massive $35 million round of funding to expand its AI water management systems. The company, founded in 2014, has now raised a total of $50.6 million.
The startup is emulating the more precise, costlier digital twins that small water utilities can’t afford. The idea is that even with less precision, the product will help utilities act faster to deliver clean water.
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.