DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

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

DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • The Science Of Mixing And Improving Water Quality In Water Storage Tanks
    The Science Of Mixing And Improving Water Quality In Water Storage Tanks

    Water storage tanks and reservoirs are a critical component of distribution systems, yet they can pose a significant challenge for water utilities as they often have a negative impact on water quality. Water quality problems can develop due to low turnover and/or inadequate mixing resulting in short-circuiting. While the benefits of maximizing tank turnover to minimize water age are generally understood, it is only recently that extensive research on mixing characteristics of storage tanks has been undertaken that has provided insight on what causes water quality problems and expertise in designing inlet/outlet pipe configurations, or mixing systems, to achieve complete mixing and maintain water quality.

  • Sniffing For Leaks: Gas Leak Detection Saves A Colorado Utility Thousands
    Sniffing For Leaks: Gas Leak Detection Saves A Colorado Utility Thousands

    A small water district in Breckenridge, CO, was experiencing notably high water loss from November of 2015 through April of 2016. The apparent discrepancies in usage versus production led the utility to seek out the source(s) of the water loss.

  • AMI And The Zen Of Water Utility Management
    AMI And The Zen Of Water Utility Management

    Drinking water utilities have a lot on their plates. Aside from the inherent technical difficulty of providing a vital service, they have to maintain positive customer relations, contend with increasingly strained budgets, and run operations with as little stress to employees as possible.

  • Stainless Steel Mechanical Joint Repair Sleeve For Saltwater Application
    Stainless Steel Mechanical Joint Repair Sleeve For Saltwater Application

    A 24” HDPE pipeline providing water to Sullivan’s Island was installed and submerged under the channel. After installation and put into service, a fused joint failed. A temporary repair, using available products located at local warehouse, to keep customers in service was completed. The local public utility needed a permanent, pressure repair solution to be installed, by dive technicians underwater, without disruption to service to island. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • 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.

  • Article: Preventing Premature AMR Utility Meter Replacement
    Article: Preventing Premature AMR Utility Meter Replacement 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
  • Non-Revenue Water Is Bad Business
    Non-Revenue Water Is Bad Business

    Not getting a handle on NRW guarantees it will continue to haunt your operation.

  • 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.

  • Steubenville Selects Team InsertValve™ To Repair Aging Water Infrastructure
    Steubenville Selects Team InsertValve™ To Repair Aging Water Infrastructure

    Millions of miles of plastic and metal pipe lie underground, carrying the nation’s water to our homes and businesses. Most of this pipe dates back to the 1940s and earlier. Given the age, it is not surprising that municipalities are often faced with repairs related to water infrastructure. By Brett Hanes

  • How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption
    How To Move The Needle Of Energy Consumption

    Summer is here, and with it rising temperatures and energy costs.  In recent weeks, political unrest in Iraq has caused fuel prices to climb to near record highs, and no relief is in sight. Future-minded water utilities realize any decision made today to help offset future energy consumption is both economically and environmentally wise. With that in mind, utilities across the country are desperately searching for green products and innovations to help them conserve precious resources in the future, and iron pipe is one tool that can help them accomplish this. By Jordan Byrd, AMERICAN

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION APPLICATION NOTES

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS

LeakFinderST LeakFinderST

With LeakFinderST, Echologics introduces a whole level of speed and accuracy in locating  leaks. Until now, leak noise correlators have had limitations in pinpointing leaks in mains. Speed  and accuracy were just relative measures.

RTP Tanks Repair Services RTP Tanks Repair Services

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

Recordall® Compound Series Meters Recordall® Compound Series Meters

Recordall Compound Series Meters from Badger Meter combine two metering technologies in one innovative package. A positive displacement chamber measures low flow, while a turbine chamber records high flow. These meters are an ideal choice for facilities that experience rapid and wide fluctuations in water demand, such as hospitals, universities, residential complexes and manufacturing or processing facilities.

Grundfos PACOpaQ HVAC Packaged Systems Grundfos PACOpaQ HVAC Packaged Systems

Grundfos’ PACO brand is the preferred choice of centrifugal pumps for many market applications, including HVAC, plumbing, recreation, waterworks, wastewater, irrigation and agriculture, aquaculture, steel mills and power plants. Nearly all PACO products are custom designed to provide a perfect fit for the customers’ applications. PACO’s innovative designs and intensive engineering efforts translate into lower initial cost, longer pump life, reduced operating and maintenance costs, maximum efficiency and reliability, and quieter operation for the end user.

Interpreter Retrofit AMR Register — Integrate Intelligence Into Existing Metered Assets Interpreter Retrofit AMR Register — Integrate Intelligence Into Existing Metered Assets

The Interpreter Universal AMR Register System unites your current meter infrastructure with a powerful voice by providing a simple, cost-effective smart AMR retrofit register design.

E-Series® Ultrasonic Plus E-Series® Ultrasonic Plus

The E-Series® Ultrasonic Plus with integrated shutoff valve has a patented flow restriction valve that supports open, closed and partial closed settings. It's permanent seal maximizes field life through a patent pending magnetic coupled valve. With a flexible, modular design, you can install the meter now and install the valve in the field later. The valve actuation and management is controlled through BEACON® AMA software. 

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • 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.

  • Multiple Tests Of Large Axial Flow Pumps Under Varying Conditions Over Multiple Years

    Using field flow measurement techniques allows pump owners the ability to assess the performance of their equipment. One pump owner went to the next level by completing multiple tests of their equipment over multiple years and multiple conditions.

  • How Tech Can Conserve And Improve Access To Water
    How Tech Can Conserve And Improve Access To Water

    As South Africa commemorates National Water Week from March 17 to 23 to highlight the scarcity of this vital resource, municipalities and utilities around the country are increasingly turning to technology to help them with both conservation and expanding accessibility to more communities.

  • Cybersecurity Is Key To Smart Metering Deployment

    As adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal to cyber-attackers will undoubtedly increase, and addressing security vulnerabilities across layers — and by different stakeholders — must be taken into account from the outset.

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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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