Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Water Utilities Slow To Embrace Smart Meter Technologies
    12/8/2010
    Water utilities appear to be under water when it comes to conservation efforts and adopting new technologies to help customers monitor water usage. Although water is viewed as a precious resource around the globe, little is being done to save water in North America.
  2. A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks
    1/11/2017

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Identifying And Estimating The Value Of SCADA And Smart Metering Systems In Water Distribution Networks
    2/4/2014

    Considering the invaluable service provided to the society by the water companies, it is imperative to ensure their sustainability. To achieve this objective, these organizations must be allowed to fulfill their mission with effectiveness and efficiency. Information and communication technologies are especially important tools in this pursuit of enhanced performance.

  7. 3 Features Critical To An Optimal Utility Communication Network
    10/1/2018

    Choosing the right communication network is crucial to building a successful, smart utility. The quality of the communication technology selected determines whether the data will be transmitted efficiently, securely, and reliably over the long haul. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

  8. A Helpful Guide To The Benefits Of The Single Rolling Diaphragm
    1/5/2017

    Reducing water loss and saving money are two of the highest priorities—and most consistent challenges—facing water professionals. Both of these issues stem from water pressure control.

  9. AMERICAN Products Used In Expansion At One Of The World’s Wonders
    10/27/2015

    It has been named one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World with about 14,000 cargo ships passing through its two locks every year. In 2016, its wonder will expand as a third set of locks opens and Post-Panamax ships pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for the first time.

  10. Port Of Morehead City Cracks Down
    4/2/2018

    Matchpoint was hired to conduct one day of leak detection services for the Port of Morehead City. The objective of the survey was to find a 1 to 2 gallon per minute leak that the Port highlighted as a concern on over 3,500 feet of pipe.