AMI, AMR, and Metering Features

  1. A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management

    The landscape is changing for water consumers and suppliers and the delivery systems that connect them, with data and analytics forging the path ahead.

  2. Pipeline Replacement Reality Check

    How much pipeline repair will competing priorities, resource limitations, and public tolerance allow? Try 1 percent annually — if you're as good as DC Water. CEO and General Manager George Hawkins shares advice that has helped his utility double the national average for pipeline replacement.

  3. 4 Tips For Building Meter-Related Revenue
    The water meter industry operates on revenue and the modern utility is both a business and a public service. This article deals with the business and revenue side of the water industry. I don’t question the ability of the modern water utility to produce safe, high-quality water. However, I am concerned about the service side, since fairness to the end users of our product and fairness to the utilities who produce this very high-quality product is important and closely related to the revenue issues. It is our job to collect the revenue to which we are entitled by the application of fair business practices and the use of accurate and cost-saving measurement devices. I will talk about building revenue by avoiding revenue loss. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company
  4. BEACON® AMA And E-Series® Meters Offer An Accurate And Long-Term Metering Solution For Heber Springs Water And Wastewater Utility

    Heber Springs, a resort town in northcentral Arkansas, had been experiencing various challenges for a number of years. The utility’s team was facing difficulties in finding qualified personnel to obtain accurate and timely meter readings, identifying leaks quickly due to inaccurate or old meters, and managing extra time spent on misreads and rechecking meter reads. Read the full case to determine how the utility realized that that Badger Meter’s solution would be more cost effective in the long-term compared with other major metering companies.

  5. Encore® 700 Chemical Metering Pumps Provide Precise Coagulant Metering

    Water utility operators are increasingly challenged by scrutiny and regulation on disinfection by-product (DBP) levels while trying to manage ever increasing coagulant costs in a tight budget environment.

  6. Best Practices For Cured-In-Place Pipe

    Make sure you consider these best CIPP practices if you’re doing a trenchless sewer line replacement or pipeline rehabilitation.

  7. Washington Municipal Utilities Enhances Water And Electric Infrastructure With Sensus

    Located in Daviess County, Indiana, Washington is a small city that is poised for growth. An expansion of the heavily traveled I-69 highway has added new connections to the region between Evansville and Indianapolis, improving access to jobs, education and healthcare.

  8. 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.

  9. Understand RF Propagation Of AMR/AMI Systems

    Most Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems installed in utilities use radio frequency (RF) communication.

  10. Transient And Surge Related Pipe Bursts, Water Loss And Damage Prevention

    Pipe bursts as a result of transients and surges within a piping network are very common problems throughout the world. Not only are the maintenance costs of these repairs extremely expensive, but when you add in possible litigation for third party damages, combined with the potentially significant value (cost) of the lost water, you can quickly realize the significance of what may appear simply as “another pipe burst”. By Brad Clarke, Singer Valve Inc.