DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

Modern Metering Adoption At Smaller Public Water Systems
Modern Metering Adoption At Smaller Public Water Systems

As with most things in life, there are those water utilities that have and those that don’t. According to the EPA, less than 3% of the 150,110 operational public water systems (PWS) in the U.S. serve more than 10,000 people. And those 4,500 systems serve 79% of the population. Not that being big means living trouble free. Many of these water authorities serve cities plagued by under investment over decades in their water systems. And yet with large rate-bases comes the means to spread the investment in modern technology across many households and water consumers.   

DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • City Of Santa Fe Water Division Overhauls And Improves System
    City Of Santa Fe Water Division Overhauls And Improves System

    Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, has a scarce and precious water supply. In 2013, Santa Fe’s Water Division became aware its drive-by meter reading system was failing. The Water Division implemented the BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution with ORION Cellular endpoints and E-Series Ultrasonic meters from Badger Meter.

  • City of Troy Improves Customer Relationships And Billing Accuracy With AMI Solution
    City of Troy Improves Customer Relationships And Billing Accuracy With AMI Solution

    Located just south of Montgomery, Alabama, the City of Troy is a unique mix of southern small-town charm and big-city amenities. Read the full case study to learn how the City leveraged Sensus’ Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution to gather more data and monitor for issues likes leaks or pipe breaks

  • Three More South Dakota Cities With 'The Need For Speed' Choose ALPHA Joint
    Three More South Dakota Cities With 'The Need For Speed' Choose ALPHA Joint

    Three more cities in South Dakota – Rapid City, Sisseton and Watertown – are now using the AMERICAN Flow Control resilient wedge gate valves and fire hydrants with ALPHA restrained joint ends. The ALPHA joint restraint can quickly be installed by one person and uses only one single stainless steel bolt, saving time, labor and money.

  • Ultrasonic Metering For Small Water Meter Applications
    Ultrasonic Metering For Small Water Meter Applications

    For many years, ultrasonic metering has been utilized for large scale liquid and gas measurement. However, it is a relatively new technology for small meter applications — particularly those designed for potable water.

  • 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.

  • Article: Smart Meters Teach Consumers About Water Usage
    Article: Smart Meters Teach Consumers About Water Usage Homeowners often go to great lengths to conserve electricity or use less gas or oil to heat their homes. By Joel Hoiland, CEO, Utilimetrics
  • Sniffer Dogs Now Being Used To Detect Water Main Leaks
    Sniffer Dogs Now Being Used To Detect Water Main Leaks

    Sniffer dogs have been used for a while in the oil and gas industry to find leaks. But recently, dogs have begun to be used to find leaks in water mains.

  • Two Tennessee Water Utilities Discover ALPHA™ Joint Makes Installations Faster, More Efficient
    Two Tennessee Water Utilities Discover ALPHA™ Joint Makes Installations Faster, More Efficient

    From Nevada to South Dakota and now Tennessee, cities across the U.S. are installing the AMERICAN Flow Control® ALPHA restrained joint, because it saves labor, time and money. Introduced almost a year ago, ALPHA is used on AMERICAN’s Series 2500 4- to 12-inch Resilient Wedge Gate Valves and American-Darling and Waterous fire hydrants.

  • The Broader Value Proposition: Adopting Smart Meters Ahead Of New Construction

    Smart water meters as part of larger advanced metering infrastructure provide substantial benefits for water utilities with established distribution systems. Few water managers, however, consider their impact on new construction when building a business case to stakeholders to implement the technology. Areas experiencing population growth will realize additional benefits that will help win support to invest sooner rather than later.

  • The Basics Of District Metered Areas

    Advanced metering infrastructure — that includes smart meters to facilitate communication between a consumer and the utility — takes a major step toward water conservation by making it easier to establish district metered areas, or DMAs. Monitoring these DMAs for synchronized production and consumption data is one of the most cost-effective ways of spotting leaks, thereby reducing non-revenue water.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION APPLICATION NOTES

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note
    Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note

    The simplicity of the compact, battery-powered Telog HPR-31 enables you to put it to work within minutes of unpacking. Once installed, the Telog HPR-31 measures water pressure at user programmable rates up to four samples per second with its internal pressure transducer. You can determine how often such data is summarized for reporting. The recorder computes any combination of minimum, average and maximum pressure measurement at each interval according to your selection of statistics and recording intervals. Recorded data may be gathered via an RS-232 connector using a handheld device or a laptop.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS

Telog 32 Series Of Recording Telemetry Units (RTUs) Telog 32 Series Of Recording Telemetry Units (RTUs)

Continuing the tradition of ground breaking products that add exciting new capabilities for smart, remote monitoring in water and wastewater networks.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)<br> Mobile Solution BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
Mobile Solution

The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) mobile solution from Badger Meter is built on a century of water metering experience. Combined with our intuitive BEACON AMA software suite, and proven ORION® communication technology, the BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) mobile solution prepares you for the future.

EchoShore®-M Transmission Main Leak Detection EchoShore®-M Transmission Main Leak Detection

The EchoShore®-M system combines the latest generation of acoustic sensors with proven wireless communication networks in a node configuration that can be easily moved to multiple sites in your transmission main network – to search for leaks or validate acoustic POI signals. The EchoShore-M system enables utilities to quickly pinpoint leaks and significantly reduce water loss. The system is designed to be lightweight, rugged and portable, allowing a water company to monitor different sections of the transmission main from just a few hours to several days.

Measuring With The Sound Of Science&trade; Measuring With The Sound Of Science™

Now available in sizes 2" - 8", the Octave® Ultrasonic Meter represents a new approach to comprehensive flow management and accountability based on a greatly improved version of the AWWA C750 standard.

Enigma hy-Q Enigma hy-Q

A spinoff of the Enigma correlator, the hy-Q is equipped for pinpointing leaks in PVC or large-diameter pipes and correlates over extended distances.

FieldLogic&trade; Hand-held Device (HHD) FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD)

The FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD) is a reliable, flexible electronic device used to collect and store meter readings and program SmartPoint® modules. You can upload pre-programmed route information from our PC-based FieldLogic software using Wi-Fi or the device’s Ethernet-enabled communications/charging stand as an interface. The unit comes with built-in capacity for expanded uses.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • Water Stays In The Pipes Longer In Shrinking Cities — A Challenge For Public Health
    Water Stays In The Pipes Longer In Shrinking Cities — A Challenge For Public Health

    The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.

  • Make The 'Smart City' Vision A Reality With Innovative Self-Funded Financing
    Make The 'Smart City' Vision A Reality With Innovative Self-Funded Financing

    Smart city” technologies are on the minds of cities everywhere today. There’s no shortage of networks, end-point devices, software applications, and services to help cities upgrade infrastructure to conserve water, save energy, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.

  • Meter To Cash: Turning Water Into Dollars
    Meter To Cash: Turning Water Into Dollars

    When speaking with anyone who works for a water utility their priorities quickly become apparent. Water quality and reliability, intractably related to each other, form the core mission of any water utility. Without maintaining water quality and safety, customers may become sick or worse.

  • IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know
    IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know

    When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the sometimes conservative water industry, there may be considerable hand-wringing over incorporating IoT into your pump process. Some of the most oft-asked questions — from implementation trends through start-up and ownership — are assembled and answered here.

  • Scaling Back: EPA Researchers Help Communities Protect Drinking Water Systems From Lead
    Scaling Back: EPA Researchers Help Communities Protect Drinking Water Systems From Lead

    Lead is one of the most pressing challenges communities face in protecting public health in the face of aging water infrastructure. Clear and without taste or odor when dissolved, lead in drinking water poses major health risks, especially for growing families. Ingestion by small children can cause permanent brain damage, resulting in lower intelligence and medical problems for the rest of their lives.

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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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