Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. 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.

  2. How The Cloud Is Revolutionizing The Future Of Water Utility Management
    2/9/2015

    Web-based software services, more commonly called cloud computing or Software as a Service (SaaS), are being implemented globally by users in virtually all types of organizations.

  3. Known For “Healing Waters,” Pagosa Springs Restores Its Potable Water System With Help From SolarBee® Mixers
    10/8/2014

    Located in the high desert plateau of southwestern Colorado, Pagosa Springs is famous for its geothermal hot springs, which draw visitors worldwide to soak in the mineral-rich water. The Utes called the sulfur springs “Pah-gosah,” meaning “healing waters.” You might say the town’s potable water system is healed now as well.

  4. 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.

  5. AMI And The Zen Of Water Utility Management
    5/26/2017

    Drinking water utilities have a lot on their plates. Aside from the inherent technical difficulty of providing a vital service, they have to maintain positive customer relations, contend with increasingly strained budgets, and run operations with as little stress to employees as possible.

  6. Major Lock Expansion In Belgium
    6/24/2016

    Located on the Belgium-Netherlands’ border, the Lanaye Locks link the Albert and Juliana Canals, the latter of which is a side canal of the River Meuse. The three locks are a vital route between Northern and Southern Europe and have operated alongside each other since 1964 but, as two of these are too narrow to accommodate even smaller convoy, the larger lock had over time become a serious bottle neck for canal traffic.

  7. Repair Of Failed Bolt Coupling Connection From Pit Cast Iron Pipe To High Density Polyethylene Pipe
    7/9/2018

    On December 25, 2017, a leak was reported to the Colorado Springs (Springs Utilities). The Crew members excavated and exposed the pipe discovering a leaking 24” bolted transition coupling joining 24” Cast Iron Pipe to 24” High Density Polyethylene Pipe. Read the full article to learn how JCM Industries worked with the utility to repair the leak in a timely manner.

  8. Oregon City Improves Customer Service With Aclara RF Network
    11/2/2018

    The Water Department in the City of Redmond, which serves approximately 28,000 residents, needed to streamline its process of collecting meter reads to save costs and improve data integrity.

  9. Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo
    8/21/2015

    The city of Laredo, Texas, had been walking to read its 67,543 water meters – 59,138 residential and 8,405 commercial accounts – using a manual method that took up to ten staff on the streets nearly an entire month to read to meet a monthly billing schedule. With the dawn of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, the City began their search for the right metering solution for the department’s needs.

  10. First-Time Customer Praises AMERICAN Flow Control’s Valves With ALPHA Ends For Quick Install And Time Saved
    7/26/2018

    The estimated 100-year-old small diameter water mains coming westward out of Manning, South Carolina, were beginning to show their age. So when it was determined the South Carolina Department of Transportation would soon be resurfacing SC Highway 261, the city knew it was the optimal time to replace these aging smaller mains. The mains serviced the Clarendon County Courthouse, City Hall, the elementary, middle and high schools and about 60 businesses along SC Highway 261.