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  • Hydraulic modeling offers a vast range of benefits such as improving system performance, long-term infrastructure planning, predicting and anticipating demographic changes, and more.

  • Many of us are lucky enough to be able to turn on a tap and have clean water start flowing. Behind this, and all sorts of other domestic, business, and industrial applications that enable our modern world, utilities must move and process incredible volumes of water. Moving this much water is extremely energy-intensive. Experts estimate that around 4% of total global energy production goes toward water and wastewater processing. That’s approximately equivalent to the total energy use of Australia.

  • Times have changed in Washington state’s Skagit County, perched just 25 miles south of the Canadian border. Skagit County, which extends across 1,920 square miles, maintains one of the largest and most diverse agricultural communities west of the Cascade mountain range. Over 90 different crops are grown in this fertile valley, including blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, tulips, daffodils, pickling cucumbers, and specialty potatoes.

  • The growing water scarcity in the western United States has led to an increased dependency on groundwater from wells. With regulatory pressure on groundwater, such as California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and the increased cost associated with the energy required to extract water, it is a good time to discuss the efficiency of wells.

  • Having properly sized, configured, and maintained pumps is important for running an efficient water distribution system. But pump performance analytics are equally important for saving money through optimized treatment plant and distribution system operations. Here is how one utility is using real-time analytics to manage in-plant operations as well as the long-distance relationship between its remote water treatment facility and city distribution system.

  • The devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City and the Northeast U.S. surprised some, but the people at Xylem were not among them. Xylem’s dedicated water professionals stood ready to fight the surging seawaters and torrential rainfall that threatened thousands of homes and commercial properties in Sandy’s path.

  • Mayfield Creek in Fulton County, New York, is an arterial body that flows out of Great Sacandaga Lake for approximately four miles through farmland and the upstate countryside. At several points along the way, the creek runs through culverts and under bridge structures, as highways and local roads intersect its path. During an inspection, it became clear that one major culvert – 140 feet long, 15 feet tall and running under heavily traveled Route 30 – had outlived its expected life. The 10-guage corrugated steel structure was deteriorated and needed to be repaired – with as little disruption to Route 30 traffic patterns as possible.

  • The Owasco Outlet in Auburn, New York, is a waterway that flows from the north end of Owasco Lake through five counties before connecting to the Seneca River. Over time, portions of the Owasco Outlet were contaminated with coal tar. A byproduct of burning coal, the coal tar had been buried throughout the grounds of a former manufactured gas plant located along the waterway during the 1800s, eventually leaching into the surrounding sediment.

PUMPS AND DRIVES SOLUTIONS

  • Aquavar SOLO 2

    The SOLO 2 provides consistent water pressure with all the tried-and-true features of the SOLO plus innovative upgrades.

  • e-XC Single Stage, Double Suction Centrifugal Pumps

    With more models and more material options, the e-XC single stage, double suction, centrifugal pump offers a broader hydraulic range and higher efficiency than our previous models. Built on a legacy of pump innovation, the e-XC replaces the AC Series 8100, 8300 and 9100 pump range. With flow rates exceeding 57,000 gpm, it can easily handle medium and large capacity systems and higher head. Manage extra-large applications with Xylem’s A-C Custom pump range.

  • LB Booster Pump

    Booster Pumps G&L Series LB

  • VIS – Submersible Vertical Turbine (Borehole) Pumps

    Ideal for deep set applications where use of lineshaft pumps is impractical. Complete unit is installed underground resulting in space-saving, quiet operation. Long life / low maintenance – no lubrication, alignment.

  • AqWiFi

    Designed for the AQUAVAR SOLO2, this remote monitoring system provides continuous monitoring of the well system and relays real-time alerts and notifications to the installer and end-user.

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