Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. NRW Change Management Index: An Innovative Approach For Non-Revenue Water Management
    3/19/2014

    In recent years, the reduction of water losses has become a burning issue within the water industry and utilities, either for financial or ecological reasons, are under increasing pressure to enhance resource efficiency. However, practitioners know that assessing and monitoring the performance of water loss reduction programs is a real challenge, and what at first may sound like a simple task, in practice turns out to be a rather complex undertaking. By Monika Konatar and Dr. Thomas Schiller

  2. South Australia’s $403 Million North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) Uses A “Super” Valve To Perform In A Variety Of Extreme Conditions
    10/3/2014

    NSISP is one of South Australian Water Corporation’s (SA Water) biggest infrastructure projects undertaken in Adelaide metropolitan to connect the north and south drinking water distribution systems and to increase access to their desalination plant. The project included the construction of 32 km of pipeline through metropolitan main roads and suburban inner streets. This is no small feat and getting it done right meant fitting together a lot of different moving pieces.

  3. Mueller Systems: Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Improves Customer Service, Operational Efficiencies With The Mi.Net™ System
    12/20/2012

    CMU was in the process of replacing more than 4,000 outdated water and electric meters when it determined that the project also presented an ideal opportunity to implement a systemwide advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network.

  4. Utility Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service With Advanced Metering Analytics
    12/26/2013

    Bethpage Water District’s (New York) outdated water metering system led to customer service concerns, such as a slow response time for detecting leaks and insufficient data for billing inquiries. By installing new meters and advanced metering analytics software, the district increased visibility into its operations, resulting in greater revenue and improved customer service.

  5. 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.

  6. Tri-City Water Infrastructure Partnership: When 'We' Is Better Than 'Me'
    2/12/2015

    This is a story about three cities in North Carolina: Albemarle, Concord and Kannapolis. Albemarle, 40 miles east of Charlotte, had excess capacity in its water system and needed new customers to defray costs.

  7. Flow Meter Selection 101: Not All Flows Are The Same
    8/24/2017

    Flow measurement is critical to effective process control and management, whether for municipal or industrial uses. Before you purchase a flow meter, there are a lot of factors to consider. Be sure to answer these questions before deciding on the type of meter to install.

  8. 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.

  9. Beating Your Water Bill: How Fast, Accurate Water Usage Data Improves Customer Relations
    11/5/2014

    Municipality arrives before the water bill to alert customers of unusual spikes in usage.

  10. If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)
    8/30/2018

    Beyond the existential philosophy implications, the consequences of a pipeline leaking in a forest when no one is around highlight the desirability of leak detection systems in water distribution utilities as a whole. As the following experiences show, leak detection can have its entertaining side. On the other side of the coin, however, the consequences of not monitoring leaks can also trigger a tsunami of costs far beyond the expense of pipeline repair alone.