DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

Standing Tall In Sopchoppy: A Storage Tank Built To Last
Standing Tall In Sopchoppy: A Storage Tank Built To Last

Deep in the Apalachicola National Forest in the Florida panhandle where U.S. Route 319 makes a crank-handle turn lies the community of Sopchoppy. It’s an Indian name that means “dark water” or “twisted river.” In fact, the Sopchoppy River is one of the most pristine in the whole state and it attracts a crowd for boating, kayaking, and fishing.

DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • 8 Ways To Eliminate Water Hammer
    8 Ways To Eliminate Water Hammer

    What is water hammer, and what is really happening during the water hammer effect? If untreated, water hammer can be dangerous to water treatment plants, as it can cause severe damage, including burst pipes or system failure for treatment stations. Download this white paper to learn what water hammer is, uncover its causes, and learn the steps necessary to reduce or eliminate it.

     
  • Turbiwell Comparision Report Before And After Upgrade
    Turbiwell Comparision Report Before And After Upgrade

    Russellville water treatment plant is a surface water plant using traditional clarification, filtration, and treatment. The plant historically has used traditional contact turbidimeters that employ tungsten lamps that required quarterly maintenance, but replaced their turbidimeters with Swan Turbiwell turbidimeters in 2012. Read the full report for a comparison of the performance of the Swan Turbiwell to the previously installed turbidimeters. 

  • Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time
    Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time

    The City of Gordon Texas’s drinking water facility was struck by lightning. Thinking long term, and desiring the latest technology available, the City took this opportunity to upgrade their on-line instrumentation with a range of new continuous monitoring on-line instruments including chlorine analyzers, pH monitoring, temperature monitoring, and turbidity monitoring.

  • Identifying And Estimating The Value Of SCADA And Smart Metering Systems In Water Distribution Networks
    Identifying And Estimating The Value Of SCADA And Smart Metering Systems In Water Distribution Networks

    Considering the invaluable service provided to the society by the water companies, it is imperative to ensure their sustainability. To achieve this objective, these organizations must be allowed to fulfill their mission with effectiveness and efficiency. Information and communication technologies are especially important tools in this pursuit of enhanced performance.

  • The Benefits Of A Venturi Meter
    The Benefits Of A Venturi Meter

    With the introduction of new measurement technologies and the myriad of performance claims from sale literature, it’s easy to lose sight of the important elements that an effective flow meter offers no matter what technology is used. Long known for their longevity, reliability, and long term performance, Venturi meters provide the widest variety of measurement options in piped systems for liquids, gas, steam, and mixed media of any metering technology – all while offering the highest degree of traceable accuracy. By Primary Flow Signal, Inc.

  • New AMR System Improves Efficiency, Conservation, Customer Service And Revenue For Coeur d’Alene
    New AMR System Improves Efficiency, Conservation, Customer Service And Revenue For Coeur d’Alene

    The City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, had been using a drive-by Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system to read all of its meters since 2010, but according to Rob Stark, utility supervisor for the City of Coeur d’Alene Water Department, it wasn’t realizing the full benefits with its existing system.

  • Feeling The Pressure To Reduce Leakage?
    Feeling The Pressure To Reduce Leakage?

    Water is a resource that is often taken for granted. As we see the effects of climate change and population growth, the challenges we will face regarding water supply and availability will only increase. Examples of this are beginning to surface extensively in many areas of the world. In Adelaide, Australia, the Murray River has long supplied Adelaide with its source of water however the Murray River has seen extensive overuse for potable, agricultural and industrial use and now combined with changing weather patterns, Adelaide is in trouble. By Brad Clarke, VP of Marketing & Sales, Singer Valve

  • Ultrasonic Metering For Small Water Meter Applications
    Ultrasonic Metering For Small Water Meter Applications

    For many years, ultrasonic metering has been utilized for large scale liquid and gas measurement. However, it is a relatively new technology for small meter applications — particularly those designed for potable water.

  • Fort Benning Brings In The Big Guns: AMERICAN Zinc And American-Darling
    Fort Benning Brings In The Big Guns: AMERICAN Zinc And American-Darling

    Columbus Water Works (CWW) provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 250,000 residents in the Columbus, GA, area. In 2004, Fort Benning and Columbus Water Works signed an agreement that said CWW would provide water and wastewater services for the military base for 50 years, requiring a connection of the two systems and several large upgrades.

  • Zinc-Coated Water Pipe Now Available In U.S.; San Jose Water Company Among First To Install
    Zinc-Coated Water Pipe Now Available In U.S.; San Jose Water Company Among First To Install

    A contractor for San Jose Water Company in San Jose, California, has taken delivery of more than 3,000 feet of zinc-coated iron pipe from AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe, making it among the nation’s first utilities to install zinc-coated pipe.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION APPLICATION NOTES

  • Leak Detection Using Conductivity
    Leak Detection Using Conductivity

    Virtually all industries from food and beverage to chemical processing use heat exchangers, condensers,or jacketed vessels. Leakage of the process into the cooling water represents a loss of product and can be a source of fouling or corrosion in the cooling water system.

  • Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note
    Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note

    One of the most popular uses for the Telog Hydrant Pressure Recorders (HPRs) is to monitor and analyze customer pressure complaints. The HPR is ideally suited for this application because it is rugged, highly portable, and can give a complete, time stamped picture of the pressure differential between the customer’s water pressure and the water pressure being delivered by the utility.

  • How To Read An Encoder
    How To Read An Encoder

    The HR-E LCD encoder has a 9-digit Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to show consumption, flow and alarm information. The display automatically toggles between 9-digit and 6-digit consumption, rate of flow and meter model.

  • Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring Application Note
    Water Distribution System Wireless Monitoring Application Note

    Providing water distribution monitoring solutions since 1987, Telog continues to offer the industry’s leading remote data acquisition system including the most comprehensive family of battery powered, environmentally rugged wireless monitors available from any single supplier.

  • Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note
    Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note

    Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) are used throughout water distribution systems to reduce pipeline pressure to a predetermined set point. This decreases water loss and prevents pipe breaks.

  • Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications
    Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications

    Some wastewater applications require chlorine residuals greater than can be effectively monitored using DPD due to the oxidation of the Wurster dye to a colorless Imine. Such applications include industrial wastewater processes that inherently have a high chlorine demand thereby requiring a more robust monitoring method.

  • Pipe Repair On A Budget
    Pipe Repair On A Budget

    A new pipe-repair solution promises to save time and money, while also being sustainable, long-lasting, fully scalable, and safe for workers.

  • Accurately Measuring Network Leakage
    Accurately Measuring Network Leakage

    The pressures of supplying a growing global population mean that the world’s water supplies need to be managed more closely than ever.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS

EchoShore®-TX platform: Monitor More, Worry Less EchoShore®-TX platform: Monitor More, Worry Less

A proven technology platform designed to monitor water transmission mains.

Flygt Seals Flygt Seals

The reliability of a submersible product will never be better than the reliability of its sealing system. Unlike dry-installed equipment, any fluid leaking through the seals will accumulate in the pump or mixer and cannot be drained during operation. To achieve long service intervals and high reliability, exceptional demands are made on the sealing system for submersibles.

AMI Data Collection Unit: Aclara STAR® Network DCU II AMI Data Collection Unit: Aclara STAR® Network DCU II

The STAR® Network DCU II enhances your AMI network by providing reliable and flexible two-way communication for electric, water, and gas meters.

RTP Scrubbers RTP Scrubbers
Fiberglass scrubbers are used for industrial cleaning and filtering processes
STAR® Network 3000 Series Gas MTU STAR® Network 3000 Series Gas MTU

At the heart of the STAR Network for gas utilities is the Series 3000 line of MTUs, which offer accurate and timely meter data to support a myriad of operational functions.

HbMAG Magnetic Flow Meter HbMAG Magnetic Flow Meter
Conservation, operational efficiency and versatility are important to municipalities as they look for new ways to optimize service.
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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • Bringing The Water Loss Fight Home During ‘Fix A Leak Week’
    Bringing The Water Loss Fight Home During ‘Fix A Leak Week’

    The U.S. EPA estimates that more than one trillion gallons of water are lost through household leaks every year. It introduced “Fix a Leak Week” to bring that number down.

  • When It’s Time To Consider Ice Pigging
    When It’s Time To Consider Ice Pigging

    Ice pigging is a method for cleaning pipes that combines the effectiveness of invasive techniques with the limited disruption of non-invasive techniques.

  • Smart Networks Smoothing Supply Of Water
    Smart Networks Smoothing Supply Of Water

    With increasing and urbanizing population, extreme weather events happening with greater frequency, aging infrastructure and work forces, more demanding customers, and significant revenue constraints, it is becoming increasingly difficult for water utilities to ensure that supply consistently meets demand.

  • Composing A Sonata For The Smart Water Network
    Composing A Sonata For The Smart Water Network

    Whether we like it or not, everything around us is getting smarter. And perhaps the closest water industry analogy to what’s taking place with our personal phones, cameras, and other “smart” gadgets lies in the metering sector.

  • Flow Monitoring, Pressure Management, And Healthy Water Systems
    Flow Monitoring, Pressure Management, And Healthy Water Systems

    There are two practices that can help water utilities identify broken segments of their systems and reduce the nonrevenue water that results. Amidst the nation’s current infrastructure crisis, they are exercises worth considering.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION VIDEOS

$600 Million Plan To Help Flint Proposed By Senate Democrats

A group of Congressional Democratic lawmakers from Michigan has proposed legislation to provide $600 million in financial assistance to help Flint deal with its current water crisis.

Royal Opening For Sulzer's New Middlesbrough Service Centre

Sulzer’s new, purpose-built Service Centre in Middlesbrough has been officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who was given a tour of the new facility by Arthur Grant, the Service Centre Manager.

Matt Damon's Mission To End World Poverty

In 2007 he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, but these days, Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy. During a trip to Africa in 2006, Damon made it his mission to help people in developing countries have access to safe water and sanitation. He talks to Katie Couric in "World 3.0".

Mueller Systems 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) Video Mueller Systems 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) Video

See how 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) from Mueller Systems can optimize AMI and AMR systems to help utilities improve the operational efficiency of their water systems.

Video: Mayor Bloomberg Announces Installation Of Automated Water Meter Readers Video: Mayor Bloomberg Announces Installation Of Automated Water Meter Readers
Mayor Bloomberg, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Lawitts and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication Commissioner Cosgrave announced today that citywide installation of automated water meter reading technology has begun.
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