Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Article: Tips For Plugging Water Meter Revenue Leaks
    6/10/2010
    Hersey Meters provided in-plant training trips to their factory and one-week courses in small and large meter maintenance. Other meter manufacturers have offered their version of these training programs. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company, and Member of the AWWA Water Meter Standards Committee
  2. Earthquake Resistant Ductile Iron Pipe, Valve, And Hydrant System
    5/22/2017

    Recently, ASCE released its Infrastructure Report Card, giving the nation’s drinking water infrastructure a D: in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard. Many water utilities and communities are doing the hard but necessary thing in finding the resources to upgrade their aging water infrastructure. And, for those in earthquake prone areas, hopefully considering an earthquake resistant system.

  3. 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.

  4. New 23-Mile San Antonio Water Pipeline Wins Industry Award
    2/6/2014

    A water pipeline extension recently completed for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is the largest high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe project of its type ever done in North America according to the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI).  The $149 million, Regional Carrizo Project undertaken to provide water to 60,000 homes by late 2013, was named Project of the Year for PPI's Municipal and Industrial Division.  PPI is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry.

  5. Flint Returns To Machine Learning Solution For Lead Line Replacement
    2/11/2019

    The fallout from Flint, Michigan’s lead-contaminated drinking water has been far-flung and long-lasting.

  6. Veteran Potable Water Superintendent Sees Benefits Of Secondary Containment Equipment To Help Enable Use Of Chlorine Gas For Chlorination
    12/27/2017

    A veteran potable water production and treatment superintendent, currently overseeing potable water needs for a federal reservation, reports significant benefit from the availability of secondary containment equipment for chlorine gas storage, as part of a management strategy to help enable the use of that chlorination method. 

  7. 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
  8. Cash-Strapped Cities Look To Smart Water
    6/21/2017

    It’s no secret that municipalities across the country are facing budget constraints.

  9. 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.

  10. Sniffing For Leaks: Gas Leak Detection Saves A Colorado Utility Thousands
    3/27/2018

    A small water district in Breckenridge, CO, was experiencing notably high water loss from November of 2015 through April of 2016. The apparent discrepancies in usage versus production led the utility to seek out the source(s) of the water loss.