Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. 12 Installation Tips For Challenging Pipeline Repairs
    5/22/2019

    Having to repair old, worn, broken, or leaking pipes is bad enough. Having to revisit the repair location a second time to refurbish the original fix is doubly frustrating. Here are some guidelines for getting the best results from pipeline repair efforts and enhancing the durability of the repair effort to match the anticipated service life of the pipeline itself.

  2. The Product Of Choice For Birmingham Water Works’ 4000 Miles Of Pipe
    12/15/2015

    The Birmingham Water Works Board is the largest water utility in the state of Alabama, providing water to approximately 600,000 people across the Greater Birmingham area. Its service area is about 759 square miles and contains about 4,000 miles of pipe.

  3. UAV-Based Leak Detection Platform Proves It's Worth
    7/24/2018

    In the Spring of 2018, Matchpoint was contracted by the City of Arlington to provide UAV-Based Leak Detection after onsite leaks proved to be evasive and difficult to locate using traditional leak detection methods. At that point, Arlington enlisted Matchpoint’s UAV services to locate the leak in a less traditional, but innovative new way — using the UAV to analyze RGB and thermal imagery.

  4. Composite Water Meters: Setting The Standard
    4/19/2017

    For the past 150 years, Sensus has brought water metrology products to market that have led the industry in technology, efficiency and accuracy. Today is no different as environmental regulations and sustainable technologies are key concerns for water utilities.

  5. AMI Steps Up Efficiency Without Feet On The Street
    12/6/2013

    Begun in 1882 as a station along the Missouri, Kansas, & Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, Hewitt, Texas encompasses 6.86 square miles south of Waco.

  6. Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits
    11/27/2015

    A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The municipality has many customers and has implemented contracts with each of its wholesale customers that limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If the wholesale customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.

  7. The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines
    3/11/2016

    Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.

  8. Cape Breton Gets Tough On NRW And Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water With The Installation Of Just One Automatic Flushing Unit
    5/3/2018

    The Cape Breton Regional Municipal (CBRM) Water Utility in Nova Scotia supplies potable water to a population of 81,000, which is distributed over 478 miles (770 km) of pipeline. To do this, they operate, maintain and manage 5 water treatment plants, 6 pumping stations, 11 water storage tanks, 8 sources of supply, 2,900 fire hydrants, 28,700 water meters and thousands of valves.

  9. Fact-Checking The Smart Meter Naysayers
    5/22/2019

    Smart meters offer a wealth of benefits for water utilities and their customers, but anyone performing an online search will quickly feel there is a sense of uproar over their use. The truth, however, is that public health officials around the world have deemed smart meters safe. Understanding what’s behind the objections and knowing how to respond is a key to winning support for the implementation of smart meter technology.

  10. 4 Key Water Themes Predicted To Shape 2015
    11/17/2014

    When considering the current state of the water and wastewater industry, water metering is an important part of the conversation.