DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Straining To Make Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves Effective
    Straining To Make Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves Effective

    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. By Brad Clarke,VP Sales and Marketing, Singer Valve

  • Water Utilities Slow To Embrace Smart Meter Technologies Water utilities appear to be under water when it comes to conservation efforts and adopting new technologies to help customers monitor water usage. Although water is viewed as a precious resource around the globe, little is being done to save water in North America.
  • The End Is Near For FOG Deposits
    The End Is Near For FOG Deposits

    DO2E has designed and patented the "Little John Digester" for complete removal of FOG deposits of FOG deposits and H2S waste water.

  • Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’
    Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’

    In January 2014, the city of Meadows Place, Texas, became the first city in Fort Bend County to fully convert to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) fixed-network system. At the same time, the city also implemented a complete meter change-out for its 1,600 customers. Both projects represent large initiatives for the self-proclaimed “little city” with a population of 4,600 citizens.

  • Echologics: The City Of Brockville Improves Leak Detection & Reduces NRW With LeakFinderRT™
    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.

  • The New Way Is Two-Way – Implementing A Revolutionary R450<sup>&trade;</sup> System
    The New Way Is Two-Way – Implementing A Revolutionary R450 System

    Located on Lake Michigan 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, Evanston was named in 1857 for one of the founders of renowned Northwestern University, which predated its surrounding municipality by a couple of years.

  • Article: Tips For Plugging Water Meter Revenue Leaks
    Article: Tips For Plugging Water Meter Revenue Leaks Hersey Meters provided in-plant training trips to their factory and one-week courses in small and large meter maintenance. Other meter manufacturers have offered their version of these training programs. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company, and Member of the AWWA Water Meter Standards Committee
  • Article: Smart Meters Teach Consumers About Water Usage
    Article: Smart Meters Teach Consumers About Water Usage Homeowners often go to great lengths to conserve electricity or use less gas or oil to heat their homes. By Joel Hoiland, CEO, Utilimetrics
  • South Mesa Water Co. Improves Customer Service, Conservation And Operational Efficiency With Hot Rod™ From Mueller Systems

    Operational efficiency and conservation are increasing in focus among water utilities across the United States, however, they are especially important to Calimesa, Calif.-based South Mesa Water Company.

  • How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption
    How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption

    Summer is here, and with it rising temperatures and energy costs.  In recent weeks, political unrest in Iraq has caused fuel prices to climb to near record highs, and no relief is in sight. Future-minded water utilities realize any decision made today to help offset future energy consumption is both economically and environmentally wise. With that in mind, utilities across the country are desperately searching for green products and innovations to help them conserve precious resources in the future, and iron pipe is one tool that can help them accomplish this. By Jordan Byrd, AMERICAN

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS

AMI Meter Data Software: Aclara STAR® Network Network Control Computer (NCC)

AMI Meter Data Software: Aclara STAR® Network Network Control Computer (NCC)

The STAR® Network NCC allows utilities to better manage their AMI data including information about customer accounts, meter transmitters, and data collectors. What's more, it makes it easy to transfer gas, water, and electric meter data to billing, customer service, accounting, and other utility applications.

STAR® 3300 Water MTU

STAR® 3300 Water MTU

The 3300 water MTU supports up to 8-digit registers and delivers time-stamped reads on a time-synchronized network, allowing for advanced water distribution management.

3G Mobile&trade; AMR Solution

3G Mobile™ AMR Solution

The 3G Mobile AMR solution provides most every benefit associated with fixed network — without the infrastructure — in a convenient cost-effective package.

Correlated, Acoustic Leak Detection System: Aclara STAR® ZoneScan

Correlated, Acoustic Leak Detection System: Aclara STAR® ZoneScan

Non-revenue water loss due to underground leaks is a major headache for utilities — and losses often worsen as the infrastructure ages. What’s more, leaks often erupt into major infrastructure failures. Aclara STAR ZoneScan is the industry’s only remotely correlated acoustic leak-detection solution that uses time-synchronized sound recordings to identify leak locations on the main. The sound recordings are made by underground equipment in the field and later correlated at the utility, pinpointing leaks before they become expensive emergencies. The solution’s hands-off operation as well as automated data collection and analysis saves money, time, and resources.

Sensus accuSTREAM Residential Water Meter

Sensus accuSTREAM Residential Water Meter

accuSTREAM® magnetic drive positive displacement meters use an oscillating piston to provide superior sensitivity in measuring a wide range of flows for a variety of residential applications or similar service needs.

Recordall&reg; Fire Hydrant Meters

Recordall® Fire Hydrant Meters

Many businesses today – landscape service companies, construction and pool contractors, for example – often need a temporary source of water, and they are willing to pay for it.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • Beat The Heat: How To Fight Fire Hydrant Abuse
    Beat The Heat: How To Fight Fire Hydrant Abuse

    To overheated summer residents, they are a free trip to the waterpark. To utilities, they seem more like a flood of money spilling down the street. Any way you look at it, an illegally opened fire hydrant is a lot of lost water.

  • Making The Most Of AMI
    Making The Most Of AMI

    The notion of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), if not its practice, has become ubiquitous in the water industry. It’s hard to escape the feeling that following the evolution from manual to drive-by metering, the power and efficiency of AMI will soon become a utility standard.

  • Prepare To Pump Up Efficiency
    Prepare To Pump Up Efficiency

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed its first-ever energy standards for commercial and industrial pumps, aimed at saving energy in the agricultural and municipal clean water sectors.

  • 10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15
    10 Tech Discoveries From ACE15

    Although drought was a particularly dominant theme this year, ACE15 offered its usual plethora of solutions for all water practitioners. The event drew in excess of 10,000 attendees from around the world with problems as varied as the systems they represent. Lucky for them, there were more than 500 exhibitors on hand at the Anaheim Convention Center with potential answers. Among the many, here are 10 products that have particular potential.

  • A Closer Look At Water Main Break Prediction
    A Closer Look At Water Main Break Prediction

    To residents, municipalities, and water utility professionals, no calamity is quite like a water main break.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION VIDEOS

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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