FUNDING SOLUTIONS & INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Reduce Electricity Costs By Putting More Energy Into Data Analysis

    With electricity consumption being a primary operating cost in water treatment and wastewater treatment, steps taken to optimize energy use are critical. Saving energy is more than just an on/off decision. Monitoring and managing energy use — from analyzing pump curves, to reducing non-revenue-water leaks, to scheduling operations around premium-rate windows — is essential. Fortunately, the payback potential can be impressive.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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 laptop.

Aquatech’s WMS field service staff has extensive experience in developing solutions to today’s modern controls advances and integration issues. We can provide support as well as parts for upgrading your PLC , troubleshooting PLC/HMI problems, integrating new equipment into your control scheme, or even engineering an advanced control system to replace antiquated equipment. We specialize in water treatment systems, but have the capability to serve any industry.

Raw data from handheld field computers, drive-by AMR, fixed network, or 3G Cellular is easily made actionable under a single data management system.

Powerful Pump Monitoring for Optimal Lift Station Performance. Trimble Unity software combined with the Telog wireless, battery-powered, multi-channel recording telemetry system provides a GIS-centric cloud and mobile platform for monitoring lift station pump on/off cycles along with sump levels. Clamp-on current sensors monitor pump run on/off to one second resolution. 

Protecting coastal cities through accurate flood prevention solutions.

Hydrants share responsibilities with two important groups of professionals: (1) water departments and the utility crews that manage them; and (2) fire departments, who are the first responders to emergencies. Both groups use the hydrant for different purposes.

Up to date Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a integral part of asset management. Matchpoint has partnered with ESRI in order to provide the most comprehensive and efficient GIS services. In conjunction with or separate to our non-revenue water services, we offer GIS asset collection, digitization, mapping and visual/thermal drone based image capture.

Standard VTScada Component - Share your SCADA information across your whole orginization using integrated ODBC, OPC, and Web Services.

FUNDING NEWS

REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT

  • Why It’s Time To View Plastic Pipe In A Whole New Light

    Because recent advances in plastic materials and processing have led to a new generation of plastic piping systems to handle challenging water and chemical environments, it is important to understand why some older piping choices might no longer be the best bet. Here are some key reasons to consider new plastic-piping choices for municipal and industrial water/wastewater applications in a whole new light.

  • Building A Better Plan To Cope With Major Water Leaks

    It is perhaps a water utility manager’s greatest fear — a rupture in a major water distribution line. Although such occurrences are sometimes unavoidable, proper planning and preparation can go a long way toward easing the sting of such a major event. But where do you start? Here are some guidelines that can prevent the next such occurrence from becoming a 6 o’clock news nightmare.

  • What To Do When Your Water System Is Under Water

    Much has been made about how climate change can limit the source water available to pump inside distribution pipelines. On the other hand, however, what can be done when climate change delivers too much water — in the form of flooding rains — on the outside of those pipelines? As is true for so many other water infrastructure scenarios, being prepared is half the battle. Here are some suggestions for weathering the storm.

  • Reduce Electricity Costs By Putting More Energy Into Data Analysis

    With electricity consumption being a primary operating cost in water treatment and wastewater treatment, steps taken to optimize energy use are critical. Saving energy is more than just an on/off decision. Monitoring and managing energy use — from analyzing pump curves, to reducing non-revenue-water leaks, to scheduling operations around premium-rate windows — is essential. Fortunately, the payback potential can be impressive.

  • Managing Data To Maximize Asset Maintenance Efficiency

    Although an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, all the money spent on regularly scheduled maintenance can add up to a ton of waste — and still result in unplanned downtime — if asset managers can’t reasonably differentiate between which equipment truly needs attention and which doesn’t. Fortunately, data-centric analytics derived from physical performance in real time can make that distinction. Here’s how.

  • 3 Ways Hach Has Made CL17 Chlorine Monitoring Even More Efficient

    For more than 25 years, the Hach CL17 Colorimetric Chlorine Analyzer has been a well-established choice for continuous monitoring of free and total residual chlorine. Now, added connectivity, diagnostic, and maintenance features are making its trusted reliability and data accuracy more readily accessible and easier to manage than ever before. Here is how the experience of current users is being improved.