Drinking Water Case Studies and White Papers

  1. Water Utility Turns To State-Of-The-Art UV Technology To Help Address Drought
    11/24/2014

    The 2013 year was the driest in recorded history with many areas of the San Joaquin Valley reporting groundwater levels more than 100 feet below previous historical lows. 

  2. Ultrasonic Metering For Small Water Meter Applications
    9/19/2013

    For many years, ultrasonic metering has been utilized for large scale liquid and gas measurement. However, it is a relatively new technology for small meter applications — particularly those designed for potable water.

  3. Encore® 700 Chemical Feed Pumps Provide Reliable Service Over 20 Years In Santa Barbara, California
    8/15/2016

    The 37 million gallon per day William B. Cater Water Treatment plant serves City of Santa Barbara with the majority of its drinking water while also supplying treated water to the districts of Montecito Water, Carpinteria Valley Water, Goleta Water, and La Cumbre Water.

  4. Hydraulic Modeling For Esri© ArcGIS Users
    2/15/2018

    Water and wastewater networks are inherently geospatial, comprising interconnected assets that are often underground, buried beneath urban and rural communities.

  5. Ecomuseum Zoo: High Efficiency Filtration Reduces Turbidity & Maintenance Costs
    9/12/2017

    ​The Ecomuseum Zoo is home to the most impressive ambassadors of Quebec’s wildlife. All residents of the Ecomuseum Zoo are there for a special reason: orphaned, injured or born under professional human care, each of them could not return to the wild. Hence, they have found a forever home at the zoo.

  6. Harmsco At Work: World Class Water Features …
    6/1/2016

    The facility’s Management Team set a goal to reduce their maintenance and operating expenses by greater than 25%. The Management Team researched filtration options available and determined that the Harmsco® Hurricane® Filtration System would meet or exceed their requirements.

  7. First-Time Customer Praises AMERICAN Flow Control’s Valves With ALPHA Ends For Quick Install And Time Saved
    7/26/2018

    The estimated 100-year-old small diameter water mains coming westward out of Manning, South Carolina, were beginning to show their age. So when it was determined the South Carolina Department of Transportation would soon be resurfacing SC Highway 261, the city knew it was the optimal time to replace these aging smaller mains. The mains serviced the Clarendon County Courthouse, City Hall, the elementary, middle and high schools and about 60 businesses along SC Highway 261.

  8. City Of Punta Gorda Improves Distribution System Residuals By Installing The Tank Shark® Mixing System In Two Million Gallon Punta Gorda Isles Reservoir
    7/10/2018

    Historic Punta Gorda, located on the shores of scenic Charlotte Harbor on the west coast of Florida prides itself in the proactive management of its water supply. With the responsibility of providing water to over 34,000 customers in the 38 square mile service area, Punta Gorda manages 237 miles of distribution pipe and two water storage facilities. The 1 million gallon (MG) Burnt Store elevated tank and the 2 MG Punta Gorda Isles ground storage tank provide distribution system balance as well as the ability to meet peak demands and fire protection capacity.

  9. For Pierre, South Dakota, ALPHA's Single-Bolt Install Is the 'Way to Go'
    8/3/2017

    Add Pierre, South Dakota, to the rapidly growing list of early adopters of AMERICAN Flow Control’s valves and hydrants with ALPHA restrained joint ends. Introduced last year, ALPHA saves labor, time and money.

  10. The Science Of Mixing And Improving Water Quality In Water Storage Tanks
    8/6/2015

    Water storage tanks and reservoirs are a critical component of distribution systems, yet they can pose a significant challenge for water utilities as they often have a negative impact on water quality. Water quality problems can develop due to low turnover and/or inadequate mixing resulting in short-circuiting. While the benefits of maximizing tank turnover to minimize water age are generally understood, it is only recently that extensive research on mixing characteristics of storage tanks has been undertaken that has provided insight on what causes water quality problems and expertise in designing inlet/outlet pipe configurations, or mixing systems, to achieve complete mixing and maintain water quality.