DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy
Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy

When the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implemented a STAR® network system to read meters for its nine million customers, it never expected that the benefits of the system would extend beyond simple meter reading.

DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines
    The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines

    Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.

  • Encore® 700 Chemical Feed Pumps Provide Reliable Service Over 20 Years In Santa Barbara, California
    Encore® 700 Chemical Feed Pumps Provide Reliable Service Over 20 Years In Santa Barbara, California

    The 37 million gallon per day William B. Cater Water Treatment plant serves City of Santa Barbara with the majority of its drinking water while also supplying treated water to the districts of Montecito Water, Carpinteria Valley Water, Goleta Water, and La Cumbre Water.

  • 4 Tips For Building Meter-Related Revenue
    4 Tips For Building Meter-Related Revenue The water meter industry operates on revenue and the modern utility is both a business and a public service. This article deals with the business and revenue side of the water industry. I don’t question the ability of the modern water utility to produce safe, high-quality water. However, I am concerned about the service side, since fairness to the end users of our product and fairness to the utilities who produce this very high-quality product is important and closely related to the revenue issues. It is our job to collect the revenue to which we are entitled by the application of fair business practices and the use of accurate and cost-saving measurement devices. I will talk about building revenue by avoiding revenue loss. By Floyd S. Salser, Jr., CEO, MARS Company
  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)
    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)

    Beyond the existential philosophy implications, the consequences of a pipeline leaking in a forest when no one is around highlight the desirability of leak detection systems in water distribution utilities as a whole. As the following experiences show, leak detection can have its entertaining side. On the other side of the coin, however, the consequences of not monitoring leaks can also trigger a tsunami of costs far beyond the expense of pipeline repair alone.

  • The 450 MHz Band: Security, Reach, And Reliability For Smart Water Metering
    The 450 MHz Band: Security, Reach, And Reliability For Smart Water Metering

    Since the early 1980s, the 900 MHz frequency band has been widely used for wireless communications in consumer, business, and municipal applications.

  • An FYI On AMI ROI
    An FYI On AMI ROI

    Any water utility that has to impose restrictions due to water scarcity appreciates the value of conservation. On the other hand, there are utilities that — knowingly or unknowingly — permit as much as 20 to 40 percent of their treated water to trickle away without collecting a cent for it. If you have experienced either extreme, but are not already using advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), what’s holding you back? Before dismissing AMI as being too costly, too technical, or too difficult to implement, consider the following cost-benefit opportunities.

  • Helping The Public See The Magic Of AMI
    Helping The Public See The Magic Of AMI

    The benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) are well known in the water industry, but the public is not as aware of what AMI has to offer. With that in mind, industry experts are looking for ways to educate customers about the value provided by AMI.

  • The Right Choice For Environmentally Friendly Pipe Installation
    The Right Choice For Environmentally Friendly Pipe Installation

    Like several of its counterparts in Florida, Pasco County is a name frequently repeated in the news when it comes to growth.

  • Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses
    Hydro-Guard Advanced Flushing System Simplifies Operations, Increases Water Quality And Saves Treatment Expenses

    Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB), Birmingham, Alabama has consistently achieved the rating of the number five water system in the United States for water quality.  BWWB’s potable water distribution system (WDS) serves 600,000 people with a daily average use of 100 million gallons (378 million liters) of water, received from nearby lakes and rivers. The system includes 51 water storage tanks, nearly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) of pipe, over 13,000 fire hydrants and over 200,000 service connections.

  • Straining To Make Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves Effective
    Straining To Make Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves Effective

    Diaphragm Operated Automatic Control Valves (ACVs) require reasonably clean water to function effectively and reliably.  Having a strainer upstream of the actual ACV is very important, but also having a smaller strainer located at the inlet of the pilot system on the ACV is also well advised. By Brad Clarke,VP Sales and Marketing, Singer Valve

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION APPLICATION NOTES

  • Pipe Repair On A Budget
    Pipe Repair On A Budget

    A new pipe-repair solution promises to save time and money, while also being sustainable, long-lasting, fully scalable, and safe for workers.

  • Accurately Measuring Network Leakage
    Accurately Measuring Network Leakage

    The pressures of supplying a growing global population mean that the world’s water supplies need to be managed more closely than ever.

  • Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note
    Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note

    One of the most popular uses for the Telog Hydrant Pressure Recorders (HPRs) is to monitor and analyze customer pressure complaints. The HPR is ideally suited for this application because it is rugged, highly portable, and can give a complete, time stamped picture of the pressure differential between the customer’s water pressure and the water pressure being delivered by the utility.

  • Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note
    Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note

    Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) are used throughout water distribution systems to reduce pipeline pressure to a predetermined set point. This decreases water loss and prevents pipe breaks.

  • How To Read An Encoder
    How To Read An Encoder

    The HR-E LCD encoder has a 9-digit Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to show consumption, flow and alarm information. The display automatically toggles between 9-digit and 6-digit consumption, rate of flow and meter model.

  • Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications
    Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications

    Some wastewater applications require chlorine residuals greater than can be effectively monitored using DPD due to the oxidation of the Wurster dye to a colorless Imine. Such applications include industrial wastewater processes that inherently have a high chlorine demand thereby requiring a more robust monitoring method.

  • Leak Detection Using Conductivity
    Leak Detection Using Conductivity

    Virtually all industries from food and beverage to chemical processing use heat exchangers, condensers,or jacketed vessels. Leakage of the process into the cooling water represents a loss of product and can be a source of fouling or corrosion in the cooling water system.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS

EcoMaster — SDWA Compliant Zero Lead Material Construction EcoMaster — SDWA Compliant Zero Lead Material Construction

EcoMaster represents Master Meter’s latest innovation in the science of material design and construction.

EchoShore-DX Permanent Leak Monitoring Platform EchoShore-DX Permanent Leak Monitoring Platform

Early leak detection is vital for distribution systems, with the ability to identify system failure points before they impact customer service levels. When water resources are limited, early leak detection is a valuable tool in reducing non-revenue water and extending pipe asset life. The EchoShore®-DX platform is a fixed leak detection technology that is changing the way water main leaks are identified and repaired.

Radar Level Transmitters Radar Level Transmitters

Radar Level Transmitter Types 2290 and 2291 incorporate advanced radar sensing technology designed for high accuracy tank level measurement in a wide range of chemical processing and water treatment applications. The addition of radar technology to the company’s existing ultrasonic and hydrostatic sensors now provides three different level measurement technologies to meet virtually any level requirement.

RTP Tanks Repair Services RTP Tanks Repair Services

Plas-Tanks Industries offers the following services for fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tanks

Recordall® Fire Series Meters And Assembly Solutions Recordall® Fire Series Meters And Assembly Solutions

As the sentinels of your vital fire protection systems, Recordall Fire Series Meters (FSMA) and Assemblies (FSAA) from Badger Meter are ideal for dedicated and multi-use fire service applications.

4150 Turbidimeter 4150 Turbidimeter

The Signet 4150 Turbidimeter provides accurate and reliable EPA-compliant water quality monitoring for municipal and industrial applications.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • The Utility Built For A Millennial
    The Utility Built For A Millennial

    According to population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials are expected to become the nation's largest living adult generation by 2019. 37 percent of millennials were homeowners in 2015 and this number continues to rise, making them a significant fraction of a utilities' customer base.

  • Georgia Utility Addresses Non-Revenue Water With Advanced Meters
    Georgia Utility Addresses Non-Revenue Water With Advanced Meters

    The City of Dallas captured an additional 600,000 gallons of billable water in four months.

  • Onshore Crude Oil Decontamination Using A Water Security Test Bed
    Onshore Crude Oil Decontamination Using A Water Security Test Bed

    Onshore crude oil production has increased in the United States over the past few years. Oil producers, specifically the North Dakota Pipeline Authority and the Bakken Shale field producers are transporting crude oil by rail and train to both the East and West Coast oil refineries. While rail tends to be one of the safer and more efficient ways of transporting crude oil, there is still a risk of a spill. Oil spills are threats to both ground and surface waters, which can ultimately impact drinking water.

  • 3 Steps To Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss
    3 Steps To Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss

    This is the time of the year for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Of all the scary things that your water utility might confront on all hallows ‘eve, however, the most chilling might be unforeseen non-revenue water losses from leaks, theft or meter inaccuracies.

  • Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection Sensors
    Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection Sensors

    In 2017, Orlando residents saw firsthand the negative effects of what could happen when a construction crew caused a major water main break downtown. Not only did the leak become an inconvenience for the city, but it also was expensive to repair.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION VIDEOS

KC Water's Water Main Replacement Program Reduces Main Breaks 60%

KC Water is strategically and systematically replacing old water mains. Those in the most need get replaced first.

CIPP Installation Process Animation CIPP Installation Process Animation

IPR'S CIPP liner system for gravity-flow sewers and culverts is the most proven, cost-effective trenchless pipeline rehabilitation system in the industry. It is also the most widely specified form of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation.

Lead Poisioning Disaster: How To Fix It

Lead poisoning water service lines are turning up around the globe at an alarming rate leaving millions angry. ePIPE's innovative technology creates a new pipe barrier inside the service lines eliminating water contact with the lead service lines.

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

$600 Million Plan To Help Flint Proposed By Senate Democrats

A group of Congressional Democratic lawmakers from Michigan has proposed legislation to provide $600 million in financial assistance to help Flint deal with its current water crisis.

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