Newsletter | May 22, 2014

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AMR System Deliver Revenue Savings And Improved Efficiencies
By Badger Meter
Faced with high levels of water loss, meter failure, and an inadequate drive-by system, Tri County Regional Water turned to Badger Meter for 5/8" x 3/4" E-Series ultrasonic meters and the ORION Classic (CE) automatic meter reading (AMR) system.


Dissolved Air Flotation Pretreatment Washes Away Foul T&O Problem
By Leopold -- A Xylem Brand
During the hot and dusty summers just a few years ago, many thirsty residents of Waco, TX, were reluctant to slake their thirst with the city’s water. That has changed since a dissolved air flotation (DAF) system entered service two years ago to purge the water utility‘s recurring taste and odor (T&O) problem.


Straining To Make ACVs Effective
By Brad Clarke,VP Sales and Marketing, Singer Valve
Diaphragm operated automatic control valves (ACVs) require reasonably clean water to function effectively and reliably.  Having a strainer upstream of the actual ACV is very important, but also having a smaller strainer located at the inlet of the pilot system on the ACV is also well advised.


Utility Mobile Apps Key To Customer Service
By Aclara
Consumers already have seen the potential for mobile applications when they are made available by their energy utilities. A majority of consumers would replace traditional channels with mobile apps if the same customer service features were available on an app. Yet, most consumers today have never used a mobile app for conducting business with any of their utilities.

From The Editor

Shape Matters: The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters
Selecting the proper flow meter will take an operator through a fairly typical vetting process, including consideration of capital expenditure (CAPEX), O&M requirements, effectiveness, and durability. Manufacturers of all meter types (e.g., Venturi meters, magnetic flow meters (magmeters), cone meters, etc.) will surely claim to excel in these categories, but can they back up the claim?

Industry News

Will Utilities Pay Price For Fracking?
Cocaine Compound Found In Drinking Water
'Erin Brockovich Regs' Near Finish Line In California
18th-Century Water Infrastructure Ruin Discovered In Los Angeles
EPA Finalizes Standards To Aquatic Life From Cooling Water Intakes
Oregon Utilities Launch River Enhancement Projects In McKenzie River Watershed
Portland Criticized For Flushing Reservoir After Man Urinated In It
Flygt Driving Innovation With A 'Road Show'
Emergency Treatment First For Ovivo UK
Noted Expert On ‘Perfect Drought' Will Open Whole Water Conference In Monterey
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