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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 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.
Wastewater surveillance is proving to be the most accurate and economical way to gauge COVID-19 activity in communities across the country, but funding for this type of tracking hasn’t been consistent.
The firm, which has put money down on several gov tech companies in the past, said it will increase its average check size as it continues to focus on early stage startup investing in urban tech.
Autonomous research vessels produced by Saildrone Inc. will be traversing Lake Superior to study fish populations. The uncrewed, solar-powered boats will be active in the area between Aug. 8 and Sept. 30.
Residents in the Southern California city will get to experience an underground stormwater project in an augmented reality experience designed to give them a better understanding of both the project and area.
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati is going to be piloting a technology solution to gain a better understanding of its wastewater network and more advanced sampling methods.
Smart meters send wireless signals in real time so residents and utilities can better track water use hourly, daily or weekly, making it easier to hit conservation targets and detect leaks amid drought seasons.
The California Department of Water Resources is using technology to map groundwater throughout the state, enabling better basin management from local water managers by providing access to more thorough data.