DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION
Faced with aging meters of all kinds from multiple manufacturers, the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority, about an hour north of Atlanta, looked to implement a complete replacement program, one that would not simply replace all existing meters but would also favorably position the Authority for years to come. Specifically, they looked for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution from one vendor that offered improved accuracy, greater longevity and forward-looking capabilities that would allow them to grow and develop as the future warranted.
DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
Mueller Systems: The City Of Clayton Reduces Non-Revenue Water, Improves Customer Service And Operational Efficiency With Hot Rod™
Clayton was plagued with exceptionally high non-revenue water rates in the 50 percent range. The city attributed the problem to leaks in its water system (parts of which have been in place the 1920s) that are exasperated by high pressure levels needed to pump water to more than 3200 service connections throughout Clayton’s mountainous terrain located 2200ft above sea level.
The Right Choice For Environmentally Friendly Pipe Installation
Like several of its counterparts in Florida, Pasco County is a name frequently repeated in the news when it comes to growth.
Tri-City Water Infrastructure Partnership: When 'We' Is Better Than 'Me'
This is a story about three cities in North Carolina: Albemarle, Concord and Kannapolis. Albemarle, 40 miles east of Charlotte, had excess capacity in its water system and needed new customers to defray costs.
What Four Savvy Operators Know About Mag Meters Saves Time, Money, And Headaches
If your flow meter is costing you time and money ... and that all adds up to real operational headaches, then you might want to hear what four McCrometer customers who installed the FPI Mag Flow Meter have to say about this problem-solving flow instrument.
AMERICAN Spiral-Welded Steel Pipe And Big Easy Flood Control
If you think Hurricane Katrina was the first time New Orleans suffered major flood damage, think again. Flooding has been as much a part of New Orleans’ 300-year history as jazz, jambalaya and French Quarter juke joints.
Echologics: The City Of Brockville Improves Leak Detection & Reduces NRW With LeakFinderRT™
The Water Systems Division of Brockville, a city located in the Thousand Islands region of Eastern Ontario, serves more than 22,000 residents and businesses that call the city home, as well as a portion of the neighboring Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley.
New 23-Mile San Antonio Water Pipeline Wins Industry Award
A water pipeline extension recently completed for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is the largest high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe project of its type ever done in North America according to the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI). The $149 million, Regional Carrizo Project undertaken to provide water to 60,000 homes by late 2013, was named Project of the Year for PPI's Municipal and Industrial Division. PPI is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry.
Beating Your Water Bill: How Fast, Accurate Water Usage Data Improves Customer Relations
Municipality arrives before the water bill to alert customers of unusual spikes in usage.
Northshore Utility District Boosts Reading Efficiency By More Than 900 Percent, While Improving Customer Service
When Northshore Utility District began searching for a new meter reading solution in 2006, achieving a strong return on investment was a critical factor in its selection process.
Mueller Systems: Davie County Public Utilities Improves Customer Service And Operational Efficiency With Hot Rod™ From Mueller Systems
The manual bi-monthly collection of readings from each meter was no small challenge—or expense—for Davie County Public Utilities. Oftentimes, meters in its water system were separated by a half-mile or more, and covering the routes could take a driver and a meter reader as many as 50 days.
DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION APPLICATION NOTES
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.
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.
AMI Codes II-HC High Total Chlorine Residual Monitor
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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7 Ways Smart Meters Save Water
In an era of drought and conservation, smart meters can be utilities’ best allies in the fight to preserve water supplies.
Where Utilities And AMI Can Live In Perfect Harmony
While advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) may seem like the wave of the future, there are some things about the revolution that can be intimidating. Many utilities might like more metering information and digital management, but have serious questions about how such a system will fit into current processes and affect the bottom line.
Boston Water’s Revenue Protection Division: To Protect And Serve
Non-revenue drinking water is usually the result of leakage and spills caused by worn or neglected infrastructure. On the mean streets of Boston, a revenue loss task force grapples with these challenges, plus the threat posed by enterprising criminals.
Pressure Point: Overlooked Pipeline Tech Strengthens Water Distribution Systems
Water distribution might sound as easy as passing water through pipes, but good municipal managers know better. With failing infrastructure rampant and an increased focus on operational efficiency, water quality, and conservation, distribution systems demand oversight and optimization.
5 Tips For The 100-Year Storage Tank
Treatment plant showrunners are constantly looking for ways to conserve. But few realize that one of the simplest ways to save money in the long run concerns the ubiquitous behemoths surrounding the plant. They fail to properly maintain their storage tanks.