Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. 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

  2. Benton PUD Builds A Foundation For The Future With Sensus
    6/20/2018

    Washington utility enhances electricity infrastructure and improves customer service.

  3. Constructing A Winding Box Culvert Channel In A Steep, Rocky Canyon
    4/3/2014

    Special precast box culverts were used for one of the most significant segments of the $25.8 million emergency water restoration project, designated by the NRCS, known as the Cache Water Restoration Project (CWRP). The CWRP project involved the reconstruction and improvement of approximately six miles of mostly open, unlined channels that make up the Logan and Northern, as well as the Hyde Park and Smithfield canals. The project incorporated new precast pipeline, box culverts, a section of pressurized pipe, metering systems, turn-outs, head gates, and improved maintenance access.

  4. Balancing The Yin And Yang Of Water Pressure
    1/29/2019

    All the effort and expense required to produce high-quality water can be for naught if the distribution system cannot maintain appropriate pressure to deliver it efficiently, at a reliable flow rate. Simply pumping more pressure into the system is not the answer. Learn how new pressure monitoring options make it easier to track pressure in every zone to deliver customer satisfaction at peak energy efficiency.

  5. Impulse Detection Leads To Mitigation Of Pressure Events
    11/1/2013

    Water hammer events can result in service issues for utilities, as the sudden increase in pressure can contribute to pipe fatigue, eventually causing pipe failure—a costly situation for municipalities. 

  6. The End Is Near For FOG Deposits
    10/18/2013

    DO2E has designed and patented the "Little John Digester" for complete removal of FOG deposits of FOG deposits and H2S waste water.

  7. Active Mixing Helps Rural Utility Solve Problems From Ice Buildup And Stratification In Potable Water Storage Tank
    12/10/2014

    Lyons, Michigan, pop.789, overcomes winter “ice cake” problem without having to raise and lower tank water level, ensuring full-strength water pressure and fire protection flow for residents.

  8. A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks
    1/11/2017

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

  9. Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    12/3/2017

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. 

  10. 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.