Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Easton Suburban Water Authority Saves $85,000 A Year With Sensus Software As A Service
    4/19/2017

    Easton Suburban Water Authority (ESWA) is in the business of providing water to its customers, not managing technology. One summer, Technology Manager Tim Ryan had enough with focusing valuable time and resources on the utility’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) IT network and servers.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. AMERICAN Zinc, V-Bio Protect Iron Pipe Against Aggressive Soils In Bismarck, North Dakota
    9/22/2016

    More than 6,800 cubic yards of structural concrete are being used in the construction of a new Trickling Filter and Trickling Filter Pump Station in Bismarck, North Dakota. These structures are being built well below the area’s water table, and the more than 6,800 cubic yards of concrete will protect them against the effects of Mother Nature.

  5. AMERICAN Flow Control Answers The Call
    5/3/2016

    In late March 2016, an estimated 60-foot wide by 35-foot deep sinkhole developed in Tarpon Springs, Florida, leading to the evacuation of several homes. The sinkhole engulfed part of a nearby road and damaged two sewer lines and a water line.

  6. BEACON AMA Managed Solution Transforms City Of Avon’s Water System
    5/2/2018

    Once a small town not far from Cleveland, the City of Avon is now one of the fastest growing communities in northeast Ohio.

  7. AMERICAN Ingenuity Delivers Massive Pipe, Fittings To Replenish Shrinking Water Supplies In Arkansas
    3/24/2016

    The Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer — a primary water source for small towns, rural water systems and farm irrigation in eastern Arkansas — is running dry. According to the Army Corps of Engineers’ website, a project study in the mid-1980s pointed out, and further studies have since shown, the region’s groundwater resources are rapidly shrinking.

  8. The Science Of Mixing And Improving Water Quality In Water Storage Tanks
    8/6/2015

    Water storage tanks and reservoirs are a critical component of distribution systems, yet they can pose a significant challenge for water utilities as they often have a negative impact on water quality. Water quality problems can develop due to low turnover and/or inadequate mixing resulting in short-circuiting. While the benefits of maximizing tank turnover to minimize water age are generally understood, it is only recently that extensive research on mixing characteristics of storage tanks has been undertaken that has provided insight on what causes water quality problems and expertise in designing inlet/outlet pipe configurations, or mixing systems, to achieve complete mixing and maintain water quality.

  9. Fountain Valley, California Beats Water Reduction Goal With Sensus Technology
    4/19/2017

    Dried up reservoirs, cracked dirt and empty swimming pools are just a few of the visual reminders of the ongoing California drought. But what most people don’t see is the water providers, like Mark Sprague at the City of Fountain Valley, working tirelessly to keep the water running.

  10. Winning The Battle Of Smart Tech Adoption
    3/21/2019

    Investing in smart meters is a great way for water utilities to protect the interests of their ratepayers while bolstering long-term revenue and conservation efforts. However, it will likely take some work to amass support.