Drinking Water Case Studies and White Papers

  1. The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.

  2. Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns

    Election season is in full swing and while it may not be the “hottest” topic being debated amongst presidential candidates, the topic of water isn’t being ignored as we approach November. Several candidates have addressed the challenges plaguing water and wastewater systems nationwide.

  3. In Pursuit Of The Perfect Glass Of Water

    Water, classified as one of the basic elements since ancient time, is so essential, so simple, yet can be so challenging to deliver at high quality in high volumes. Pursuing the “perfect” glass of water involves two major influences: 1) regulatory requirements and 2) aesthetics or organoleptic quality (i.e., taste, odor, appearance, etc.). To start, it helps to be blessed with the good fortune of good source water quality, but beyond that it comes down to how a water utility treats and “polishes” the final product. Even for utilities not totally obsessed with garnering national taste-test honors, here are several factors to be considered when searching for the perfect glass of water, and the role that turbidity measurement can play in them.

  4. Siemens Is Doing Its Part In Maintaining Drinking Water Purity

    Lead in drinking water has become a very visible issue of considerable concern over the last few months.  While municipalities across America have been scrutinizing the quality of their drinking water, it should at least be some consolation that manufacturers of measurement instrumentation have taken serious steps to assure that they are not contributing to the problems that have been encountered.

  5. How To Get Accurate Flow Measurements Despite Flow Disturbers

    Flow meter accuracy is critical for process control but can be hampered by upstream and downstream flow disturbers. This problem may be addressed during the design process, though in some circumstances it’s impossible to eliminate disturbers.

  6. Article: Water Quality Management Using Cloud Computing - Solution For Corporate Control Of Environmental Impact Data
    One of industry’s most vexing impediments in responding to environmental problems has been difficulties in properly centralizing and managing captured water quality data. A different approach from the heretofore standard (and now outdated) “consultant-centric,” spreadsheet-based environmental information management system — with its typical project delays and increased costs — is now essential. By Locus Technologies
  7. Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy

    When the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implemented a STAR® network system to read meters for its nine million customers, it never expected that the benefits of the system would extend beyond simple meter reading.

  8. 5 Keys On Reducing Non-Revenue Water

    Water loss is a constant concern for drinking water utilities. After all of the hard (and expensive) work it takes to get a purified product out of the plant, losing it to leaks and aging infrastructure before it reaches ratepayers can be problematic.

  9. Advanced Metering Analytics And Hi-Res Ultrasonic Meters Create A Winning Combination

    When Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish, La., began to research new water meters to replace its aging system, it didn’t take long to decide that the BEACON AMA managed solution was the right fit.

  10. Changxing Power Plant Debuts The World’s First Forward Osmosis-Based Zero Liquid Discharge Application

    Desalination Technology Transforms 650 m3/day of Abused Industrial Wastewater