Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Straining To Make Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves Effective
    2/19/2014

    Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves (ACVs) require reasonably clean water to function effectively and reliably.  Having a strainer upstream of the actual ACV is very important, but also having a smaller strainer located at the inlet of the pilot system on the ACV is also well advised. By Brad Clarke,VP Sales and Marketing, Singer Valve

  2. One Of The Nation’s Best: Des Moines Water Works Incorporates Successful Fixed-Network AMR
    10/9/2008

    Deeply nestled in the state of Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) is ranked one of the nation’s best-operated water systems for continuously meeting the high expectations and future needs of its customers and municipal governments.

  3. Full Article: Leak Detection And Prevention Programs — Yesterday And Today
    7/3/2007

    From the early 1800’s, when water mains were made of wooden logs from hemlock or elm trees and joined together with bituminous pitch or tar at the joints, to current day versions made of cast iron, ductile iron, PVC, asbestos, cement, and pressurized concrete, all have had one thing in common: they leak. It is impossible to develop a water distribution system that will not leak because of factors such as pipe material, construction methods, soil conditions, external traffic loading changes, internal and external corrosion, and previous leaks. Water works personnel have known this fact since the first pipes were laid

  4. Monitoring Progress: Nailing Down Water Hammer And Its Implications
    6/7/2017

    If you don’t know what a water hammer is, well, that’s a big part of the problem. It’s an all-too-frequent issue for water systems everywhere, striking in pipelines that are growing more susceptible to failure as they age.

  5. The 450 MHz Band: Security, Reach, And Reliability For Smart Water Metering
    7/14/2015

    Since the early 1980s, the 900 MHz frequency band has been widely used for wireless communications in consumer, business, and municipal applications.

  6. Washington Municipal Utilities Enhances Water And Electric Infrastructure With Sensus
    4/28/2017

    Located in Daviess County, Indiana, Washington is a small city that is poised for growth. An expansion of the heavily traveled I-69 highway has added new connections to the region between Evansville and Indianapolis, improving access to jobs, education and healthcare.

  7. Lightning Fast Response Prevents Extended Down Time
    7/29/2015

    The City of Gordon Texas’s drinking water facility was struck by lightning. Thinking long term, and desiring the latest technology available, the City took this opportunity to upgrade their on-line instrumentation with a range of new continuous monitoring on-line instruments including chlorine analyzers, pH monitoring, temperature monitoring, and turbidity monitoring.

  8. City Of Dallas Captures An Additional 600,000 Gallons Of Billable Water In Four Months
    7/19/2018

    After analyzing annual water loss audits for the city of Dallas, GA, the team discovered significant issues around non-revenue water. In 2014, real and apparent water loss accounted for 31.3 million gallons — nearly 20 percent of the city’s total water supplied for the year — which meant lost revenue for the city.

  9. Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization
    4/2/2018

    KUB's water system has experienced 30 percent to 35 percent non-revenue water over the past 10 years; hard-to-find underground leaks are the big culprit. Reducing leaks improves customer service, increases operational efficiency, reduces expenses for chemicals and power, and has other benefits.

  10. 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.