Drinking Water Distribution White Papers and Case Studies

  1. R450 System Grabs More Info From The Inflow
    1/7/2014

    The City of Clermont, Florida is located in Lake County 22 miles west of Orlando; and, like its neighbor, has an economy driven largely by tourism.

  2. Article: Preventing Premature AMR Utility Meter Replacement
    3/19/2009
    The current economic climate is impacting the utility industry, as reduced economic activity is dampening revenue growth. In response, utility managers must aggressively seek out ways to cut costs by increasing productivity, cost efficiencies, and accelerating billing cycles in order to improve cash flow. By Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries
  3. New Smart Water Network Provides Perfect Harmony At Nashville Metro Water Services
    4/19/2017

    Providing clean drinking water to its citizens since the early 1800s, Nashville’s city government has a deep-rooted history in the water industry. Today, Nashville Metro Water Services (MWS) serves more than 191,000 customers in Nashville and surrounding counties.

  4. 4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016
    10/22/2015

    Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond

  5. AMR System Delivers Outstanding Efficiency While Improving Water Conservation In Pacific Northwest
    2/12/2014

    Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County (Skagit PUD) in Washington state was at a crossroads, facing a number of challenges related to its meter reading system. Because the utility was using a touch-read/visual-read system, it was highly dependent on its water meter readers’ acquired route knowledge. Two of the PUD’s three meter readers were planning to retire soon, and it would take at least a year to hire and train new employees to fill their experienced shoes. At the same time, the community was growing at a steady pace, and a significant number of its existing meters were reaching the end of their useful lifecycle.

  6. Making It Work: 174 Hydrants And 280 Valves Installed In 120 Days
    3/16/2017

    A timeline of 120 days. Construction in the middle of winter, when temperatures were frigid and snow covered the ground. Despite these challenges, Elite Excavating Company of Ohio, Inc., was able to install 174 AMERICAN Flow Control American-Darling MK 73 fire hydrants and 280 resilient wedge gate valves in sizes 6 to 18 inches in three months.

  7. How AMR Data Helps Water Utilities Avoid Missed Opportunities
    10/9/2008

    The lack of IT insight on data collected from a technology-driven advanced meter reading (AMR) system could forfeit the best uses of the data. Indeed, it has become increasingly apparent to water utilities that interdepartmental collaboration between IT and operations is an essential component of the solutions-spending decision-making process. In this case study, you’ll learn how and why the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) involved its IT team to use every facet of its AMR systems’ functionality and the benefits reaped as a result. 

  8. Utility Improves Data Accuracy, Customer Service With Advanced Metering Analytics
    12/26/2013

    Bethpage Water District’s (New York) outdated water metering system led to customer service concerns, such as a slow response time for detecting leaks and insufficient data for billing inquiries. By installing new meters and advanced metering analytics software, the district increased visibility into its operations, resulting in greater revenue and improved customer service.

  9. Top 10 Questions You Should Ask When Purchasing A Control Valve
    3/13/2017

    Automatic control valves, much like everything else we purchase these days, are not all created equal. Some fall into the high quality bracket with pricing to match, while others hover closer to the lower quality and price sensitive end of the scale. Unfortunately, when evaluating control valve prices, it is not always clear what you are being offered and what standards the valve actually meets. Here are a few questions to consider and ask the supplier to ensure you get years of trouble free operation that lasts longer than it takes the sales person to drive out of your parking lot!

  10. Northshore Utility District Boosts Reading Efficiency By More Than 900 Percent, While Improving Customer Service
    9/19/2013

    When Northshore Utility District began searching for a new meter reading solution in 2006, achieving a strong return on investment was a critical factor in its selection process.