The industry's only fixed-network, remotely correlated leak-detection system helps water utilities quickly find leaks on water mains before they become major problems. Combining the Aclara STAR Network AMI system with leak-detection technology from Gutermann International, the system automates the process of gathering the necessary data to identify leak locations and minimize water losses. Learn more at Aclara/Water Online.
Spotlight On AMR, AMI, And Meters
New AMI Enables Water Department To Work Smarter, Not Harder By Mueller Water Products
Weatherford’s Water Department knew that its water system had become outdated, as the 5500 meters in its service area had been installed 20 to 40 years ago. Many of the meters were not reading accurately, and therefore, it became a common occurrence to receive frequent complaints and questions from customers regarding their water. The department was also spending an increasing amount of time on the manual collection of meter reads (one to two days each week) and tending to service related issues.
One Of The Nation's Best: Des Moines' Fixed-Network AMR By Aclara
Deeply nestled in the state of Iowa's capital city, Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) is ranked one of the nation's best-operated water systems for continuously meeting the high expectations and future needs of its customers and municipal governments. How did DMWW achieve such recognition? One initiative was the successful implementation and utilization of a wireless fixed-network automatic meter reading (AMR) system.
Stopping Water Theft Using Conventional Drive-By AMR By Master Meter, Inc.
If your customer reversed their water meter for weeks would you know about it? How many years might go by, particularly with an indoor meter, before the theft was discovered? Water theft is a serious problem and occurs more often than some utilities are aware.
From The Editor
Are You Ready For 'Lead Free' 2014?
The clock is ticking, counting down to the new “lead free” mandate (or latest misnomer), effective Jan. 4, 2014, which will be considerably stricter than the current federal requirement. Under the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, signed Jan. 4, 2011, “lead free” will be redefined as “not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures.
This radium removal pilot study was conducted for the City of New Underwood, South Dakota. New Underwood’s water system contains concentrations of radium and gross alpha in excess of the maximum contaminant levels (MCL).
MIOX representative Mario Afanador from USA Global Market interviews engineer Carlos Rincon from the Wiesner Water Treatment Plant, where their large MIOX RIO Grande system is safely and cost-effectively disinfecting drinking water for the citizens of Bogota, Colombia.
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