Featured Articles

  1. Advanced Metering Analytics: The Logical Evolution Of AMI
    5/30/2018

    Just as different water utilities use different processes for turning raw source water into potable drinking water, so too do they take different routes to account for, and bill for, their output. Here is an overview of a cellular-based approach to collecting and leveraging data from water distribution operations that can achieve the greatest business advantage.

  2. How To Squeeze Money Out Of Your Water Meters
    5/30/2018

    There are many types of water meters being used across the U.S. to measure water consumption. And even though the panacea for a water utility would be to equip each residence with the same meter — standardizing metering technique, data capture and maintenance — the reality is that a utility needs to be able to read and service the variety of meters that make up its metering portfolio.

  3. BEACON AMA Managed Solution Transforms City Of Avon’s Water System
    5/2/2018

    Once a small town not far from Cleveland, the City of Avon is now one of the fastest growing communities in northeast Ohio.

  4. City Of Santa Fe Water Division Overhauls And Improves System With BEACON AMA Managed Solution
    5/2/2018

    Because of its location in the southwestern U.S., Santa Fe, NM, is known to have a scarce and precious water supply. In 2013, Santa Fe’s Water Division became aware that its drive-by meter reading system was failing. Working with Badger Meter, the city’s Water Division chose to implement the BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution with ORION® Cellular endpoints, as well as E-Series® Ultrasonic meters.

  5. The Benefits Of Arming Your Consumers With Their Water Usage Data
    3/16/2018

    Modern-era communication networks and data storage capacities are rapidly transforming the relationship between water utilities and their customers. The technology and infrastructure that we have today can provide timely water usage data directly to customers’ cell phones, creating the most transparent relationship that we have ever seen between water provider and consumer.

  6. When It Comes To Smart Water Management, It All Starts With Flow
    12/22/2017

    There is a lot of buzz about smart water management in the water and wastewater market these days. It seems that every manufacturer, service provider and consultant is attempting to differentiate their offering by focusing on how smart it is. But in this modern age of data-driven operations, an old adage holds true: junk in, junk out.  Regardless of how good your analytics package is, if you don’t collect reliable source data, your results will be skewed.  

  7. Enhanced Data Analysis To Plug Knowledge Drain As Baby Boomers Retire
    10/31/2017

    One of the greatest challenges faced by our nation’s water departments is replacing the retiring baby boomer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that water/wastewater system employees will retire at a faster rate than the national average, estimated at 25 percent through 2024.

  8. BEACON® AMA And E-Series® Meters Offer An Accurate And Long-Term Metering Solution For Heber Springs Water And Wastewater Utility
    9/21/2017

    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.

  9. Flow Meter Selection 101: Not All Flows Are The Same
    8/24/2017

    Flow measurement is critical to effective process control and management, whether for municipal or industrial uses. Before you purchase a flow meter, there are a lot of factors to consider. Be sure to answer these questions before deciding on the type of meter to install.

  10. Digitization, Water Concerns, And Smart Meters
    8/24/2017

    As our society continues to embrace digital technology, it’s fair to say that the world of water utilities will be, a major beneficiary of this revolution.