Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. 7 Things To Consider Before A Smart Meter Rollout
    2/19/2015

    More than 45% of installed water meters in North America are equipped with automated meter reading technology, according to a recent IHS Technology 2014 report  (“Water Meters Report – 2014”).

  2. 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.

  3. Dow Achieves Maximum Efficiency With Glass-Lined Storage Tank
    8/4/2016

    Every morning when you pour a cup of coffee or tear open a package of frozen waffles, the science of Dow Chemical is there to help make your breakfast convenient and fresh. Dow makes high-performance materials that go into food packaging, personal care products, medications, and clothing — to name a few.

  4. 4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016
    10/22/2015

    Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond

  5. Benton PUD Builds A Foundation For The Future With Sensus
    6/20/2018

    Washington utility enhances electricity infrastructure and improves customer service.

  6. AMI And The Zen Of Water Utility Management
    5/26/2017

    Drinking water utilities have a lot on their plates. Aside from the inherent technical difficulty of providing a vital service, they have to maintain positive customer relations, contend with increasingly strained budgets, and run operations with as little stress to employees as possible.

  7. Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy
    11/6/2018

    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. 4 Tips For Building Meter-Related Revenue
    4/20/2010
    The water meter industry operates on revenue and the modern utility is both a business and a public service. This article deals with the business and revenue side of the water industry. I don’t question the ability of the modern water utility to produce safe, high-quality water. However, I am concerned about the service side, since fairness to the end users of our product and fairness to the utilities who produce this very high-quality product is important and closely related to the revenue issues. It is our job to collect the revenue to which we are entitled by the application of fair business practices and the use of accurate and cost-saving measurement devices. I will talk about building revenue by avoiding revenue loss. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company
  9. Turbiwell Comparision Report Before And After Upgrade
    7/29/2015

    Russellville water treatment plant is a surface water plant using traditional clarification, filtration, and treatment. The plant historically has used traditional contact turbidimeters that employ tungsten lamps that required quarterly maintenance, but replaced their turbidimeters with Swan Turbiwell turbidimeters in 2012. Read the full report for a comparison of the performance of the Swan Turbiwell to the previously installed turbidimeters.

  10. Helping The Public See The Magic Of AMI
    2/7/2017

    The benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) are well known in the water industry, but the public is not as aware of what AMI has to offer. With that in mind, industry experts are looking for ways to educate customers about the value provided by AMI.