Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Steubenville Selects Team InsertValve™ To Repair Aging Water Infrastructure
    10/1/2013

    Millions of miles of plastic and metal pipe lie underground, carrying the nation’s water to our homes and businesses. Most of this pipe dates back to the 1940s and earlier. Given the age, it is not surprising that municipalities are often faced with repairs related to water infrastructure. By Brett Hanes

  2. Increase Revenue With New Commercial Metering Technology
    4/10/2017

    Revenue for water utilities is circling the drain. Most commercial water meters can stand up to the high water flow of commercial water customers, but these same meters often have a hard time measuring low water flows and retaining accurate meter reads over time and continuous flow conditions. Grocery stores, for example, do not pay for the scant amount of water used for produce misters because it passes through many commercial water meters without detection. These low flows add up to big dollars and are forcing water utilities to take a hard look at the accuracy of their meter fleet.

  3. Article: Preventing Premature AMR Utility Meter Replacement
    3/19/2009
    The current economic climate is impacting the utility industry, as reduced economic activity is dampening revenue growth. In response, utility managers must aggressively seek out ways to cut costs by increasing productivity, cost efficiencies, and accelerating billing cycles in order to improve cash flow. By Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries
  4. Fort Benning Brings In The Big Guns: AMERICAN Zinc And American-Darling
    12/1/2015

    Columbus Water Works (CWW) provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 250,000 residents in the Columbus, GA, area. In 2004, Fort Benning and Columbus Water Works signed an agreement that said CWW would provide water and wastewater services for the military base for 50 years, requiring a connection of the two systems and several large upgrades.

  5. 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.

  6. Mueller Systems: Davie County Public Utilities Improves Customer Service And Operational Efficiency With Hot Rod™ From Mueller Systems
    12/21/2012

    The manual bi-monthly collection of readings from each meter was no small challenge—or expense—for Davie County Public Utilities. Oftentimes, meters in its water system were separated by a half-mile or more, and covering the routes could take a driver and a meter reader as many as 50 days.

  7. 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.

  8. Are Your Pumps Running As Efficiently As Practical?
    5/16/2019

    In water and wastewater operations, optimizing energy use plays a huge role in cost efficiency, but how can you know if pumping equipment and other motors are running as efficiently as possible? Analytics systems that interpret performance from a variety of data points — pump curves, run time, flow rates, vibration, temperature, energy consumption, etc. — can quantify pump operation to keep performance efficiency on an upward track.

  9. Smart Water Solution Delivers Cost Savings And Improved Efficiency For Multi-Service Utilities
    5/8/2015

    City Utilities of Springfield, MO, a multiservice utility delivering electricity, natural gas, and water services to more than 106,000 customers, needed a way to provide timely data about consumption and efficiency to customers across its three different service offerings. While existing technology offered visibility into gas and electricity consumption for the utility and its customers, the options for managing water usage were limited.

  10. Relocating To Where The Water Ain't
    3/19/2019

    Water scarcity makes effective loss management critical to ensuring cost-effective and environmentally responsible water service.