Advancing Treatment Technology in Water Utilities with American Water’s Mark LeChevallier

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Mark LeChevallier, the Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship at American Water, joins the Water Values to discuss the usage of technology in the water sector. Mark tells us what the water industry is doing to assist areas that are going through a drought, and what alternatives and methods they are using to reuse water. He also discusses the technology that’s being developed for the desalination of sea water to provide more water for those living in coastal cities and options for bringing desalination technology into the mainland. Mark explains that all this new technology that utilities are incorporating into our infrastructure is better and more affordable and reliable for the customers and communities. Tune into this episode to learn more about water technology!

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • How technology is used within the water sector
  • How water utilities are using technologies to provide better services to customers
  • Examples of the technology that is being implemented
  • Examples of technology that’s being used for making water reusable
  • How cost-effective it is to reuse our water
  • Desalination technology and how to bring sea water into coastal cities and mainland cities
  • How local water issues impact the national water policy
  • How water sector technology is being used to engage customers
  • How utilities are recovering the cost of all the new technology

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