FUNDING SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • It’s Time To Rethink Wastewater Management
    It’s Time To Rethink Wastewater Management

    It’s time for distributed design in the water industry. Learn how Fluence is changing the game in this short video.

  • Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse
    Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse

    Every city facing infrastructure or operational challenges or concerns about maintaining quality of life in the face of population growth or a changing environment has benefits to gain from a unified smart-city approach. Here are some concepts for promoting understanding and acceptance among utility and government decision-makers, plus several examples of benefits already being garnered by smart cities large and small.

  • Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management
    Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management

    Reasons for changing water or wastewater asset management practices include unacceptable process downtime, statutory requirements for documenting infrastructure integrity, or the desire to refine process cost-effectiveness and maintenance-budget ROI. Here are examples of strategic approaches that can better match desirable asset management outcomes to the real needs of water utility operations.

  • Plotting The Quickest Route To Better Asset Maintenance
    Plotting The Quickest Route To Better Asset Maintenance

    A variety of research indicates that industry loses 3 percent to 5 percent (and in some cases more) of its productivity annually to unplanned shutdowns due to equipment failure. With all the data and connectivity available through today’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology and SCADA systems, water and wastewater treatment operations can reduce those losses significantly…if management is willing to consider and adopt proven strategic approaches.

  • Improving Water Treatment Efficiency Via Energy Management, Optimization
    Improving Water Treatment Efficiency Via Energy Management, Optimization

    The cost of water delivered to customers is as much about the energy needed to move it as the chemicals required to treat it. Balancing water chemistry, infrastructure costs, and energy consumption is key to optimizing the overall cost of operation. Experience shows that some astute water suppliers are closer to achieving their ideal outcomes than most people realize. Here are some insights into how that works.

  • Separate Ways: Examining The Stormwater Needs Gap
    Separate Ways: Examining The Stormwater Needs Gap

    The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute (SWI) reports on challenges and the annual funding gap for the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) sector.

  • Bluefield’s President Weighs In On Water-Market Future(s)
    Bluefield’s President Weighs In On Water-Market Future(s)

    To crib from an old commercial and tagline made famous by a certain stock brokerage firm, "When Reese Tisdale talks, people listen." That's because Reese is the president of Bluefield Research, a highly respected advisory firm that helps companies and organizations, including municipalities, address the regulatory, technology, business, and competitive trends impacting water.

  • Mating And Consolidating
    Mating And Consolidating

    It can be hard to go it alone, especially when times get tough. Many utilities are seeking support, as they deal with failing infrastructure, escalating contamination threats, extreme weather, and a retiring, difficult-to-replace workforce. These challenges could be overcome with a full set of resources — money, people, equipment, expertise — but many utilities, especially small-community systems, are not so complete.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

ME-8 Encoder Register ME-8 Encoder Register

Now available for use on all current Mueller Systems positive displacement meters in 5/8” through 2” sizes, the ME-8 utilizes heat treated tempered, glass lens and corrosion resistant copper can to house the register light tubes, electronics, self-lubricating gearing, and drive magnet. The register delivers extraordinary functionality and value when paired with the latest metrology and AMR/AMI solutions available from Mueller Systems.

Traveling Bridge Clarifiers Traveling Bridge Clarifiers

Traveling bridge clarifiers perform the same functions as circular clarifiers. Both water and wastewater applications are served by this bridge system, including both primary and secondary clarification.

Aquis Water Network Management Aquis Water Network Management

80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

Water Network Optimization Suite Water Network Optimization Suite

The Water Network Optimization Suite by Schneider Electric provides water utilities an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future-time” by enabling operators to be forewarned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

MultiSmart Pump Station Control MultiSmart Pump Station Control

Flygt’s MultiSmart Pump Station Control handles up to six pumps and monitors pump voltage and amperage to calculate real power consumption and optimize pump energy efficiency. Control panel costs are also reduced due to built-in functionality such as 3-phase current monitoring.

SR II® Low Lead Meter SR II® Low Lead Meter

Positive displacement water meter with Sensus® electronic register+™.
SR II meters consist of three basic components: maincase, measuring chamber and sealed register. Maincases are made of Bismuth BiAlloy CDA89836 or EnviroBrass™ II C89520 with externally-threaded spuds. Registers are housed in a bonnet of synthetic polymer.

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.

Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization

Siemens offers to our customers the ability to both make process measurements and to remotely monitor the activity and health of that instrumentation without the need for SCADA systems or other expensive process control room products. By utilizing Siemens’ ability to offer unparalleled flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weight measurement as well as valve control, we can provide a broad range of process measurements and offer unequaled monitoring of the health and performance of those products.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Striking An Ideal Balance In WTP/WWTP Chlorine Dosing
    Striking An Ideal Balance In WTP/WWTP Chlorine Dosing

    For managing chlorine feed rates, automated chlorine analysis has always offered advantages over manual grab samples and feed adjustments. Today, chlorine analyzers connected to cloud-based systems for integrated instrument, data, and process management are bringing new continual-sampling insights to water and wastewater treatment plants (WTPs/WWTPs).

  • Leveraging Connectivity For Improved Chlorine Analyzer Performance
    Leveraging Connectivity For Improved Chlorine Analyzer Performance

    While accurate instrument readings are important to water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators, having deeper understanding of plant operations is even more valuable. Here’s how intelligent networking capabilities are giving plant operators better understanding and control over their processes by enhancing instrumentation operation, data sharing, and maintenance management.

  • Evolution Of Pipeline Leak Detection
    Evolution Of Pipeline Leak Detection

    As the sheer number of pipelines crisscrossing the country continues to increase, there is an urgent need to ensure pipeline infrastructure safety. The age of many of the pipelines and the number of different products flowing makes this a challenging prospect. Now, new technology has been developed that meets the need for reliable protection that complies with regulatory requirements while eliminating false alarms.

  • New Elevation Data Triple Estimates Of Global Vulnerability To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding
    New Elevation Data Triple Estimates Of Global Vulnerability To Sea-Level Rise And Coastal Flooding

    Most estimates of global mean sea-level rise this century fall below 2 m. This quantity is comparable to the positive vertical bias of the principle digital elevation model (DEM) used to assess global and national population exposures to extreme coastal water levels, NASA’s SRTM. CoastalDEM is a new DEM utilizing neural networks to reduce SRTM error. Here we show — employing CoastalDEM — that 190 M people currently occupy global land below projected high tide lines for 2100 under low carbon emissions, up from 110 M today, for a median increase of 80 M.

  • Managing Disaster In An Age Of Climate Change
    Managing Disaster In An Age Of Climate Change

    South Africa’s towns and cities could be rendered more resilient to natural disasters if municipalities understand the likely impacts of climate change and build these impacts into their disaster management strategies for the future.

  • Plastic Flow Meters Reduce Weight, Space, Corrosion — Not Accuracy
    Plastic Flow Meters Reduce Weight, Space, Corrosion — Not Accuracy

    There are a variety of reasons for wanting accurate flow metering — e.g., billing purposes, precise proportioning of chemical injections, and other process flow decisions. That is why highly accurate mag meters are so popular in many applications. Now, new lightweight, corrosion-resistant mag meters provide the same advantages as plastic piping for harsh environments and flows that cover all the bases…and acids.

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