Water Loss and Leak Detection White Papers, Case Studies, and Application Notes

  1. City Upgrades AMI System For Boost
    9/16/2015

    The city of Yakima services approximately 19,000 accounts within 27 square miles in the Yakima Valley. Frequent droughts, above average water loss and inaccurate meters prompted the city to search for a vendor who could provide a turnkey solution complete with a quality product line. The selected vendor also needed to have an endpoint that could withstand the extreme conditions experienced inside their meter pits including high humidity and varying temperatures.

  2. Worry-Free Water Metering With Advanced Electromagnetic Technology
    2/24/2017

    Accurate measurement of water consumption across a large metropolitan area is no easy task, but for a water company it can mean the difference between profitability and throwing money down the drain. That’s why City West Water, a major water supplier to residential, commercial and industrial sites in and around the city of Melbourne, Australia, has been working with Siemens for more than a decade to install SITRANS F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic water meters at high-consumption sites and in fire service applications.

  3. On The Job In 72 Hours Following Utility’s Massive Water Main Break
    1/19/2018

    On the morning of December 12, 2017, about 30 homes in the Shelby Park neighborhood of Lousiville, KY, were without water, and others were experiencing low water pressure after a massive water main break at the intersection of Clay and Oak streets. More than 20 million gallons of water flooded the neighborhood, covering a three-block area.

  4. An Example Set: WHUD
    3/30/2018

    In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere.

  5. ABB Flow Meters Help C2C Cut MoD Water Leaks By Over 35%
    8/26/2011
    Electromagnetic flowmeters from ABB are playing a key role in cutting water leakage across a large swathe of the Ministry of Defence estate in the UK with reductions of up to 60% achieved at some sites.
  6. How Advanced Metering Infrastructure Controls Water Losses
    11/7/2016

    Leakage is one of the primary concerns for water utilities worldwide, yet North American investment in water loss has, historically, not addressed the problem with sufficient urgency or expertise. Slowly, the regulatory lag to efficiently control leakage is beginning to shift, however.

  7. Oregon City Finds Improved Customer Service With STAR Network
    7/4/2013

    Along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountain Range in Central Oregon, the city of Redmond, Ore., is home to approximately 28,000 residents.

  8. BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Makes Water Visible At UC Merced
    5/11/2015

    In California, water is precious, competition for water is fierce and conservation is critical. In the midst of the state’s worst drought to date, Governor Jerry Brown declared historic statewide mandatory water restrictions calling for a 25 percent reduction in water usage through February 2016.

  9. Echologics Triumphs Over Other Leak Detection Systems In American Leak Detection’s 'Battle Of The Correlators'
    9/9/2011
    In order to determine which correlators will help its specialists to most accurately and efficiently detect leaks on metallic and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes in various scenarios, American Leak Detection conducted “The Battle of the Correlators,” a side-by-side field evaluation of eight different leak detection correlators. By Echologics
  10. Leak Detection Theory: Optimizing Performance With MLOG
    12/20/2011
    Detecting leaks in a water distribution system is based upon measuring sound vibrations that travel down distribution pipes.