DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION RESOURCES
Pipelines Into The Past
Denver Water crews marvel at water lines from the 1880s as they are replaced to handle new demands.
EPANET 2.2.0: An EPA And Water Community Collaboration
Protecting and maintaining drinking water distribution systems is crucial to ensuring high quality drinking water. The purpose of a water distribution system is to deliver water to consumers with appropriate quality, quantity, and pressure, from its source to the point of use. The optimal management of these systems requires data and information, including a digital model of the water system depicting its pipes, valves, pumps, tanks, and other attributes.
A Combo Utility Benefits From AMI
The City of Dothan, AL, recently turned to Aclara for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to support its 31,000 electric and 35,000 water meters. This case study details how the city implemented a single network solution that effectively collects water and electric meter readings and provides the information needed to enhance operations and customer service for city residents.
Smart Water Network Innovations: Getting Ahead Of The Curve
As upward pressure on public agency services costs — cities, water agencies, etc. — continues to increase, utilities must get smarter. Progressive leaders are looking for forward-thinking smart city/smart agency initiatives. These include scalable communications networks with open architecture that can grow with their communities.
Insta-Valve 250 Provides Targeted Control Without System Shutdown
Hydra-Stop’s solution allowed targeted control for planned maintenance and repair.
Purpose Of An IoT-Based Smart Water Meter
It is fascinating to see how the Internet of Things (IoT) is working in the water sector. Many countries are adopting smart meters for effective water utilization, and they further save cities against increasing water scarcity while setting permanent water-saving goals for consumers.
Installation Of Insta-Valve 250 Keeps Hospital Operational
The Insta-Valve 250 provided targeted shutdown to allow proactive maintenance while ensuring a nearby hospital remained fully operational.
Drinking Water Week: A Reflection On The Legacy And Success Of American Infrastructure
This is National Drinking Water Week, a week in which we highlight the essential role of drinking water in our society and economy. Given the current environment, the dependability of our public water supply is probably more appreciated than in years past. But how did we get here?
Denver Sets The Stage For Sweeping LSL Replacements, Partners With 120Water For Modern Sample Management
Denver has been developing a comprehensive inventory of known and suspected lead service lines using a combination of property records, water quality tests, and visual inspections of service lines. With an estimated 64,000-84,000 properties that may have lead services lines, Denver decided to proactively begin a Lead Reduction Program to replace all customer-owned lead service lines with copper lines at no direct charge to the customer.
Fort Wayne Collects & Tests More Than 900 Consumer Samples In 5 Months
The City of Fort Wayne wanted to test 1000 locations to map high-lead neighborhoods for their LSLR program. However, they faced numerous challenges in the process: logistical problems in manually dropping off kits, low return rates, and the struggle to get opt-ins for the LSLR program - all on top of being understaffed. The biggest obstacle was relaying information and educating residents to get samples filled and returned properly.