Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Using Earth Observation Data To Identify Areas Of Infrastructure At Risk Of Failure And Intelligently Deploy Ground-Based Detection Devices
    7/27/2018

    Henry County Water Authority in Georgia, USA, had been relying on acoustic leak detection for eleven years, working with a dedicated leak detection company that uses noise  loggers and other acoustic listening devices to find leaks. However, these traditional ground-based methods of monitoring Henry County’s extensive water catchments and infrastructure have their limitations.

  2. 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. 

  3. Wingo Water & Sewer Upgrades To ORION® Fixed Network (SE) System From Badger Meter
    3/10/2014

    Located in rural Kentucky, the small town of Wingo may seem like an unlikely candidate to become the first city in the state to employ a complete Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. However, when it came time to upgrade its meter reading system, the city wanted a comprehensive water utility solution and chose the ORION Fixed Network (SE) system from Badger Meter.

  4. Water Distribution System Challenges And Solutions
    9/9/2014

    Limited new natural water sources, especially in the southwest region of the USA, and rapidly increasing population has led to the need for innovative methods to manage a water supply system.

  5. Making Municipal Water Supply Reliable, Economical, And Sustainable
    3/1/2016

    A global scarcity of resources is a compelling reason for businesses and people to use raw materials more responsibly. Modern municipal water supply concepts must therefore not only consider such aspects as the structural development of the region and the population’s quality of life, but must also integrate the sustainable use of water in their policy planning.

  6. Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Works Under Pressure
    8/28/2017

    Buchanan County had a project which required repairs to a pumping station that boosts the pressure high enough to get water to a tank at the top of a mountain. The line pressure needed to accomplish this is 250 psi. After considering options, Buchanan County selected the Hydra-Stop Insta-Valve 250 Patriot. Read the full project profile to learn more.

  7. Aclara Smart Communications Network Seamlessly Integrates To The Utility LAN
    10/27/2009

    The primary goal of public or privately owned utilities has always been to cost-effectively and efficiently deliver electricity, gas, and water to consumers. However, utilities today cope with added pressures. They are being asked to do more with less, contending with smaller workforces and less capital expenditures while at the same time trying to prevent assets from becoming obsolete. By Aclara

  8. A Visual Guide To Troubleshooting Your Valves
    1/9/2017

    Water management professionals know all too well that problems arise — usually sometime after 2 a.m., or just as you’re walking out the door for a holiday weekend. No matter how well-prepared you are, or how sophisticated your system, sometimes you’re going to run into challenges. It’s simply the nature of the industry. When you experience an issue with your valves (especially when they’re failing to open or close as expected) your first instinct is to call the factory for support. While some cases may require factory assistance, this isn’t always the most efficient solution.

  9. BEACON AMA Managed Solution Helps Provide Great Water and Great Customer Service
    3/23/2017

    Situated along the Arkansas River and Lake Dardanelle in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, Russellville, Arkansas is known for having plentiful amounts of high quality, fresh water.

  10. New Smart Water Network Provides Perfect Harmony At Nashville Metro Water Services
    4/19/2017

    Providing clean drinking water to its citizens since the early 1800s, Nashville’s city government has a deep-rooted history in the water industry. Today, Nashville Metro Water Services (MWS) serves more than 191,000 customers in Nashville and surrounding counties.