SET Blog: Musings and Insights

Water Technologies for the Pandemic Era

It is clear that water supplies throughout the United States are not a source of real risk for Coronavirus transmission. Advanced water treatment...

Water Shut-Off Suspensions and the Coronavirus Crisis

Cities and states around the country have announced temporary suspensions of all utility service shutoffs due to non-payment. As of this writing ...

Rethinking Water Utility Procurement

Water utilities and municipalities across the United States have a common process for purchasing goods and services. This typically involves...

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Water Affordability

Water utilities are providers of life sustaining services that we all rely on. Yet, at least in the United States, water services are taken for...

Solving the Uncollectible Water Revenue Conundrum

The idea of post-paid water services is a first world construct. In order to reliably collect payment for water services after the fact, utilities...

Digital Transformation for an Aging Water Workforce

The workforce in the water industry is aging. More importantly, fewer young people are entering the industry to take over jobs, creating a pending...

Crossing the Digital Water Divide

The water industry has seen gradual growth in the adoption of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and related data analytics solutions over the...

Top 5 Water Technology Predictions SET for 2020

With the end of the decade quickly approaching, the team at SET is putting on our magic goggles to prognosticate some likely trends in digital...

Reframing Water Utility Project Management

Water suppliers regularly look to develop projects that are dependent on third party vendors. A good example of this is the deployment of Advanced...

Smart Water Networks and the Future of AMI

Many water utilities continue to evaluate the costs and benefits of investing in smart metering to reduce operational costs and help recover...