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    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

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    Flint: Corporate Giants Step In For Utilities

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    Smart Water Meter Adoption Rates On The Rise

    A major survey of utility executives shows that smart water meter adoption rates are on the rise.

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    Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter

    A rural water treatment plant in the Southwestern U.S. treats, stores, and distributes 325,00 gallons per day of water to the village it serves. The village consumes an average of 125,000 gallons a day and can store up to 1 million gallons. Unfortunately, the treatment plant was also losing 210,000 gallons a day due to an unknown leak.

  • Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime
    Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime

    An oil refinery in the Southwest United States needed to sample diesel flow during shipment to ensure that the product characteristics were uniform throughout the batch. A local hydrocarbon sampler company provided a pressurized sampler. However, a flowmeter would also be necessary to pace the taking of the diesel sample with the flow.

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    Clamp-On Flowmeters Increase Gas Pipeline Performance

    SITRANS FUG1010 portable ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters used to check and verify the performance of existing metering equipment in a gas pipeline enables gas distribution company to increase operation efficiency by revealing measurement issues and discrepancies. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Surfing Our Way Through 'The Internet Of Things'
    Surfing Our Way Through 'The Internet Of Things'

    By nature, I’m a curious person and always looking at innovations outside of the water industry for inspiration in my daily work. I recently came across an article talking about how AT&T was embracing the idea of the Internet of Things, and it was a real eye-opener on how technology is evolving in our unseen daily interactions aside from iPhones and tablets.

  • Accounting For Drought: Better Water Through Validated Audits
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    In an effort to uphold the AWWA’s mission of facilitating safe and reliable drinking water, the California-Nevada section announced a “validated system water audit” program as part of its Water Loss Control Collaborative.

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    Ozone: Best Practice For Fighting Algae?

    Water experts in algae-prone areas are rallying behind ozone treatment as the top way to fend off algae toxins.

  • British Lawmakers Take Aim At Private Water Industry
    British Lawmakers Take Aim At Private Water Industry

    A report from British lawmakers says the private water industry in the country is charging unnecessarily high prices.

  • Experts Cast Doubt On EPA Fracking Investigation
    Experts Cast Doubt On EPA Fracking Investigation

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  • Californians Debate Easing Water Restrictions
    Californians Debate Easing Water Restrictions

    California restricted water use in urban areas last year as a way to address the effects of the drought. Now, as the drought enters its fifth year, officials say they may ease up on the restrictions.

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    Joining The Fight Against ‘Flushables’

    The “flushables” scourge has cost utilities all over the world millions of dollars and countless hours of maintenance. Some groups are attacking the problem at its source.

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    Hold The Salt, Save The Water

    An important part of public safety is the application of sodium chloride — road salt, rock salt, ice melt, etc. — to reduce slippery conditions on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. But there is a downside to the liberal application of road salt: it eventually ends up in waterways and groundwater, affecting ecosystems and water quality.

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  • What’s The World’s Most Water-Vulnerable Nation?
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