Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Transient And Surge Related Pipe Bursts, Water Loss And Damage Prevention
    2/13/2013

    Pipe bursts as a result of transients and surges within a piping network are very common problems throughout the world. Not only are the maintenance costs of these repairs extremely expensive, but when you add in possible litigation for third party damages, combined with the potentially significant value (cost) of the lost water, you can quickly realize the significance of what may appear simply as “another pipe burst”. By Brad Clarke, Singer Valve Inc.

  2. The Benefits Of Arming Your Consumers With Their Water Usage Data
    3/16/2018

    Modern-era communication networks and data storage capacities are rapidly transforming the relationship between water utilities and their customers. The technology and infrastructure that we have today can provide timely water usage data directly to customers’ cell phones, creating the most transparent relationship that we have ever seen between water provider and consumer.

  3. 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
  4. Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection
    9/26/2013

    Water — our most precious resource — is depleted globally by multiple activities. Common uses include drinking water, fire protection, agricultural/irrigation, manufacturing, food processing, etc. As our global population continues to increase, so does the need for fresh water supply. As a dynamic resource with many universal commitments, it is not surprising, with so many different global variables, that water scarcity is becoming a concern for both developed and developing countries. By Michelle Pawlowicz, marketing specialist, McCrometer

  5. 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.

  6. AMERICAN Helps Quench Music City’s Thirst In 24/7 Water Main Project
    5/26/2017

    Crews in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, at times have worked around the clock – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – to complete Metro Water Services’ Cumberland City Low Transmission Water Main project. There is good reason for this full-throttle approach. It minimizes traffic issues and allows for more scheduling flexibility.

  7. Three More South Dakota Cities With 'The Need For Speed' Choose ALPHA Joint
    11/16/2017

    Three more cities in South Dakota – Rapid City, Sisseton and Watertown – are now using the AMERICAN Flow Control resilient wedge gate valves and fire hydrants with ALPHA restrained joint ends. The ALPHA joint restraint can quickly be installed by one person and uses only one single stainless steel bolt, saving time, labor and money.

  8. 3 Keys To Flow Meters As Water Management Tools
    2/25/2016

    In an era when water scarcity, water quality and delivery costs are becoming urgent problems worldwide, the flow meter is more important than ever as a water management tool.    “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” is a simple business truism, which summarizes the growing role of flow meters in many water process applications.

  9. AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease
    6/29/2016

    The estimated $30-million West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is one of three capital projects being conducted by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. For the project, a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) that recently failed is being replaced with 48-inch ductile iron pipe.

  10. 8 Ways To Eliminate Water Hammer
    11/4/2009

    What is water hammer, and what is really happening during the water hammer effect? If untreated, water hammer can be dangerous to water treatment plants, as it can cause severe damage, including burst pipes or system failure for treatment stations. Download this white paper to learn what water hammer is, uncover its causes, and learn the steps necessary to reduce or eliminate it.