Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Insertion Valves Eliminate System Shutdown
    9/1/2017

    Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) faced challenges regarding two separate sections of town. The lines required maintenance due to old inoperable inline valves that needed to be replaced. The challenge - replacing these valves using a procedure that eliminated the shutdown of the water lines that service hundreds of homes and businesses.

  2. Echologics: 27” Cast Iron Joint Leak Discovered In Bristol, England
    1/27/2014

    This leak was discovered using LeakFinderRT with surface mounted sensors. The total sensor-to-sensor spacing was 450 m (1,480 ft).

  3. 10 Considerations For Better Gate Valve Operation
    10/5/2017

    Reliable gate valve operation isn’t dependent solely on the product itself. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that reliability is the product of sound utility operations.

  4. 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

  5. Advanced Metering Analytics: The Logical Evolution Of AMI
    5/30/2018

    Just as different water utilities use different processes for turning raw source water into potable drinking water, so too do they take different routes to account for, and bill for, their output. Here is an overview of a cellular-based approach to collecting and leveraging data from water distribution operations that can achieve the greatest business advantage.

  6. Article: Tips For Plugging Water Meter Revenue Leaks
    6/10/2010
    Hersey Meters provided in-plant training trips to their factory and one-week courses in small and large meter maintenance. Other meter manufacturers have offered their version of these training programs. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company, and Member of the AWWA Water Meter Standards Committee
  7. 5 Key Steps To Better Plastic Piping Designs
    12/5/2018

    Most people understand the inherent benefits of plastic piping — chemical resistance, installation speed, ease of assembly, cost efficiency, longevity in corrosive, harsh exterior or underground environments, etc. Not everyone, however, fully appreciates the nuances of plastic piping design that help to maximize those benefits most efficiently.

  8. Refusing To Get Rusty As HP PROTECTUS® III Stands Up To Ocean Air
    1/7/2014

    The City of Pompano Beach is a growing city of more than 101,000 residents.

  9. Transient And Surge Related Pipe Bursts, Water Loss And Damage Prevention
    2/13/2013

    Pipe bursts as a result of transients and surges within a piping network are very common problems throughout the world. Not only are the maintenance costs of these repairs extremely expensive, but when you add in possible litigation for third party damages, combined with the potentially significant value (cost) of the lost water, you can quickly realize the significance of what may appear simply as “another pipe burst”. By Brad Clarke, Singer Valve Inc.

  10. Remote Monitoring For Water Quality And Public Health
    5/10/2018

    New technology helps utilities meet the challenges of maintaining a safe and adequate public water supply.