Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Worry-Free Water Metering With Advanced Electromagnetic Technology
    2/24/2017

    Accurate measurement of water consumption across a large metropolitan area is no easy task, but for a water company it can mean the difference between profitability and throwing money down the drain. That’s why City West Water, a major water supplier to residential, commercial and industrial sites in and around the city of Melbourne, Australia, has been working with Siemens for more than a decade to install SITRANS F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic water meters at high-consumption sites and in fire service applications.

  2. Primayer Equipment Propels A Leak Detection Program
    3/30/2018

    The 2010 Water Stewardship Act enacted by the state of Georgia has accelerated several utilities’ water loss and control programs. Provoked by the Act and the Water Supply Efficient Improvement Plan mandating that “by July 1, 2016, Public water systems shall develop and conduct a water loss control program to investigate, assess, and implement efforts to improve water supply efficiency,” Columbus Water Works (CWW) set out to develop a comprehensive plan for not only meeting, but exceeding the required objectives.

  3. BEACON AMA Managed Solution Helps Provide Great Water and Great Customer Service
    3/23/2017

    Situated along the Arkansas River and Lake Dardanelle in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, Russellville, Arkansas is known for having plentiful amounts of high quality, fresh water.

  4. Helping Customers Feel More Secure About AMI Data Use
    10/5/2018

    With any technology, new capabilities are typically associated with new requirements and responsibilities. While the bottom line of customer billing based on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) essentially remains the same as it was with manual meter reading, the technology introduces some new “technical issues” regarding data security. For example, while more frequent RF data collection enables added layers of data insight, it also creates a new channel for potential data exposure.

  5. EBMUD Successfully Manages Chloramine Residual In 10-Million-Gallon Reservoir With Chloramine Management System
    5/23/2016

    Located on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) treats and distributes water to over 1.3 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. As one of the largest utility districts in California, EBMUD is a leader in the water industry’s water quality, conservation, and sustainability efforts.

  6. Dewatering Never Sounded So Good: Noise Management At Metropolitan Utility Repair Sites
    2/19/2014

    When the jobsite is in an urban or metropolitan area  measures must be taken to try to minimize the perception of nuisance or harm. Utility contractors face this situation often when they are called to make repairs.

  7. Choosing The Right Metrology For The Right Application
    9/7/2018

    Many utilities are embracing the concept of smart utility networks to make their systems more efficient and enhance customer service. Smart utility networks provide the ability to improve every part of the water cycle. However, having the right metrology for each application is critical to ensuring the reliability and accuracy of the data being collected.

  8. Measuring pH And Its Role In Corrosion Control
    9/19/2018

    Corrosion control has always been a priority for distributing safe drinking water throughout the world’s networks of pipeline. This has become all the more critical following the outrageous lead poisoning revelations in Flint, MI — an incident caused directly by corrosion of the city’s lead-based infrastructure.

  9. Harnessing Advanced Analytics For Water Balancing, Meter Trending And Meter Right-Sizing
    6/20/2014

    Water utility managers today face a conundrum. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recommends a water utility strive for non-revenue water loss at 10-15 percent, but managers know that many systems lose as much as 50 percent. Discovering where these losses occur is difficult.

  10. Straining To Make Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves Effective
    2/19/2014

    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