AMI, AMR, AND METERING SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits
    Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits

    A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The municipality has many customers and has implemented contracts with each of its wholesale customers that limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If the wholesale customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.

  • Non-Revenue Water Is A Money Pit. Here’s Your Way Out

    According to the U.S. EPA, $97 billion will be needed over the next two decades to control water loss, comprising 29 percent of the needed upgrade costs in the space overall. The agency estimates that average water loss for a system is 16 percent, with 75 percent of that being recoverable.

  • Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting
    Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting

    Earlier this month, American Water, the largest, most geographically diverse investor owned water and wastewater utility in the U.S., played an active role in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) 127th Annual Meeting,* which was held in Austin, TX.

  • Mueller Systems 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) Video
    Mueller Systems 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) Video

    See how 420 Remote Connect/Disconnect Meter (RDM) from Mueller Systems can optimize AMI and AMR systems to help utilities improve the operational efficiency of their water systems.

  • Feeling The Pressure To Reduce Leakage?
    Feeling The Pressure To Reduce Leakage?

    Water is a resource that is often taken for granted. As we see the effects of climate change and population growth, the challenges we will face regarding water supply and availability will only increase. Examples of this are beginning to surface extensively in many areas of the world. In Adelaide, Australia, the Murray River has long supplied Adelaide with its source of water however the Murray River has seen extensive overuse for potable, agricultural and industrial use and now combined with changing weather patterns, Adelaide is in trouble. By Brad Clarke, VP of Marketing & Sales, Singer Valve

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

Recordall® Disc Series Meters Recordall® Disc Series Meters

Recordall Disc Series Meters from Badger Meter are an accurate, cost-effective solution for your residential metering needs. Combining the accuracy of positive displacement meters with the reliability and economy of nutating disc technology, the simple but efficient design of this meter makes it an ideal solution for measuring flow.

Aclara RF Network 3400 Water MTU Aclara RF Network 3400 Water MTU

The new 3400 On-Demand Meter Transmission Unit (MTU) for water uses the efficient, low-power, high performance two-way Aclara RF Network technology to transmit hourly, interval usage data to the utility. The MTU supports up to nine-digit registers and delivers time-stamped reads on a time-synchronized network, allowing for advanced water distribution management. Enhanced features such as on-demand reads, firmware over the air, on-board storage of readings, market leading security,meter-generated alarms and flags and remote shut-off valve control bring market-leading AMI capabilities to the Aclara RF Network.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Consumer Engagement - EyeOnWater® BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Consumer Engagement - EyeOnWater®

EyeOnWater® is a consumer engagement application that goes beyond traditional monthly statements to connect utilities and their customers like never before. Available exclusively through BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) software suite, EyeOnWater enables utility customers to view and understand their usage profile through easy-to-understand consumption graphs and provides a simple method to establish alerts to better manage their water use.

HQ40d Portable Meter Kit HQ40d Portable Meter Kit

Designed for water quality experts, the Hach HQ40d portable meter is an advanced meter that takes the guesswork out of measurements.

accuSTREAM™ Water Meter accuSTREAM™ Water Meter

Positive displacement water meter with Sensus® Electronic Register+™.

Sensus accuSTREAM meters consist of three basic components: maincase, measuring chamber and sealed register. Maincases (including the bottom plate) are made of composite material with externally-threaded spuds. Registers are housed in a bonnet of synthetic polymer. Measuring chambers are of Rocksyn®, a corrosion-resistant, tailored thermoplastic material formulated for long-term performance and especially suitable for aggressive water conditions. The accuSTREAM can be installed horizontally.

Aclara ACE For Water Utilities Aclara ACE For Water Utilities

Thanks to the increased prevalence of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and other smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) as well as the evolving demands of the utility consumer, an effective consumer engagement (CE) strategy has become a critical component of a utility’s overall service offering for their customers. Without an effective CE strategy in place, utilities could fall short of their customers’ expectations, thus leading to consequences such as lower customer satisfaction, higher call center volumes, and a higher cost to serve. To respond, utilities require a reliable CE solution that can adapt to their objectives, enabling them to meet their customers’ expectations, and position the utility to better serve their customer base.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting
    Recap: American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting

    Earlier this month, American Water, the largest, most geographically diverse investor owned water and wastewater utility in the U.S., played an active role in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) 127th Annual Meeting,* which was held in Austin, TX.

  • Knowledge Retention: Stay Up To Date As Workers Come And Go
    Knowledge Retention: Stay Up To Date As Workers Come And Go

    Understaffing, upcoming retirements, and finding qualified replacements seem to be recurring themes in the water industry. Perhaps the answers are as much about the tools we use as the people using them. Here is how a new approach to utility data management can capture the knowledge of retiring workers, share the insight across all disciplines, and shore up the skills and interests of the next generation.

  • 10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017
    10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017

    For the second straight year, the Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) came to McCormick Place in Chicago, returning also to the city which launched WEFTEC 90 years ago. As always, it was a showcase of the latest technologies and ideas available in the water/wastewater industry, but each show also has its own "feel" that reflects the times.

  • 5 Innovations In Cyber-Water

    Just because water has been around since before the Stone Age doesn’t mean it’s immune to evolution. Here are five ways that water is getting swept up in the future.

  • Automation 101: The 7 Habits Of Highly Automatable Systems
    Automation 101: The 7 Habits Of Highly Automatable Systems

    When we automate, we are really just mechanizing individual tasks, controlling that task with some form of computerization, and linking those tasks together in what is called system integration.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

CulvertMaster CulvertMaster

You can effectively analyze existing culverts and design new ones, from simple barrel crossings to complex embankment cross-drain systems, with different shapes and sizes, special tailwater considerations, and roadway overtopping considering watershed data, culvert characteristics, and even weir geometry. CulvertMaster will pay for itself on your first project as it streamlines complicated culvert hydraulics and delivers the results you need.

accuSTREAM™ Water Meter accuSTREAM™ Water Meter

Positive displacement water meter with Sensus® Electronic Register+™.

Sensus accuSTREAM meters consist of three basic components: maincase, measuring chamber and sealed register. Maincases (including the bottom plate) are made of composite material with externally-threaded spuds. Registers are housed in a bonnet of synthetic polymer. Measuring chambers are of Rocksyn®, a corrosion-resistant, tailored thermoplastic material formulated for long-term performance and especially suitable for aggressive water conditions. The accuSTREAM can be installed horizontally.

Water Information Management Solution (WIMS) Water Information Management Solution (WIMS)
Hach brings you a powerful new way of looking at your water systems. As part of the Information Management product portfolio, the Hach Water Information Management Solution™ (WIMS™) provides a set of products to help you collect and analyze data and communicate information in a way never before possible.
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.

CivilStorm - Stormwater Modeling And Analysis Software CivilStorm - Stormwater Modeling And Analysis Software

Stormwater systems can be very complex to model, with flow backups and reversals, surcharged pipes, and more.

SmartProcess™ Plant Optimization Software SmartProcess™ Plant Optimization Software

Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions has a long and proud history of providing innovative solutions to help water and wastewater treatment facilities improve performance and decrease costs. With the release of two SmartProcess™ modules, the Economic Optimizer and the Global Performance Advisor, we continue that tradition

Wireless Current Loop Recorder Wireless Current Loop Recorder

The Telog iLR-32A wireless current loop recorder is part of Telog's suite of wireless monitoring products. When you combine Teloger's Enterprise software with our wireless monitoring products you have a powerful system of wireless water infrastructure monitoring that is consistently delivering real-time data from the field straight to your desktop....imagine...your data on one platform straight to your computer screen....it IS possible and it's happening now with Telogers Enterprise.

StormCAD StormCAD

StormCAD provides stormwater professionals with advanced tools to effectively deliver high-quality storm sewer design with lower capital investment.  In challenging times, budgets for infrastructure projects are tight. StormCAD helps you be as effective as possible on storm sewer development projects. The software provides roadway and site designers, stormwater master planners, and land developers like you with advanced tools to effectively deliver high quality design with minimized capital investments.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • EPA Outlines Possible Solutions To Looming Perchlorate Limits
    EPA Outlines Possible Solutions To Looming Perchlorate Limits

    The U.S. EPA is gearing up to limit perchlorate in public drinking water systems, so municipalities should start preparing to adopt the appropriate testing and treatment technologies. In a recent report, the agency identified several technologies as the best available to address the perchlorate problem.

  • EPA Claims To Support 'Clean And Safe Water,' Cuts $1.4 Billion From Water Protection
    EPA Claims To Support 'Clean And Safe Water,' Cuts $1.4 Billion From Water Protection

    Americans should feel confident that the water delivered to their homes by a public water system is safe to drink. But when residents of Martin County, Kentucky turn on their taps, the water may be discolored, smell like bleach, and make children itch after bathing.

  • Two Nations, One Water: U.S.-Mexico Experts Work Together For Water
    Two Nations, One Water: U.S.-Mexico Experts Work Together For Water

    Though the elephant in the room (Texas v. New Mexico court case) loomed large, hundreds of water researchers and experts who converged for the second annual Two Nations One Water summit in Las Cruces, NM, quickly went to work to explore water strategies for managing shared water resources amidst drought, climate uncertainties, and population growth.

  • A Fateful Decision: SCOTUS On The Scope Of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
    A Fateful Decision: SCOTUS On The Scope Of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

    The question of liability and oversight pertaining to the pollution of “navigable waters” via groundwater flow is on the docket for the Supreme Court — and on the minds of wastewater treatment operators.

  • 3 Ways To Reduce The Complexity Of Source Water Monitoring

    Source water monitoring is commonly viewed as a sophisticated and expensive task requiring extensive labor and high-tech equipment. Budget-minded municipal water authorities therefore tend to see it as unnecessary unless there’s a significant, imminent threat to source water quality. However, there are low-cost — in many cases, no-cost — methods to monitor source water to determine if looming issues warrant extra attention.

  • Getting A Handle On Sewer Overflows
    Getting A Handle On Sewer Overflows

    Wet weather events are a growing concern for wastewater treatment plant operators, but a new twist on cloth media filtration may provide the answer to their peak flow management problems.

  • EPA's Plan To Regulate Chemical Contaminants In Drinking Water Is A Drop In The Bucket
    EPA's Plan To Regulate Chemical Contaminants In Drinking Water Is A Drop In The Bucket

    After more than a year of community meetings and deliberations, the U.S. EPA announced in February 2019 that it would begin the process of regulating two drinking water contaminants, seeking to stem a growing national public health crisis. If EPA follows through, this would be the first time in nearly 20 years that it has set an enforceable standard for a new chemical contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

  • How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018
    How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018

    Keeping an eye on what happens with domestic oil and gas regulation is a bit like herding cats. We’ve seen encouraging progress on air quality issues related to oil and gas, but an equally critical front that’s seen major action is protection of our land and water resources.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Water Utilities:  Successes in Transforming Data Into Action
    Water Utilities: Successes in Transforming Data Into Action

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases  that have embraced and leveraged  digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using  real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  • The Connected Water Utility – Part 1
    The Connected Water Utility – Part 1

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities who have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll discover that by creating a data strategy and using real-time data your water utility will drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  • The Connected Water Utility – Part 2: Use Cases
    The Connected Water Utility – Part 2: Use Cases

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases that have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  • White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation
    White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation

    Carl Alexander, the GIS Director for White House Utility District describes how the utility integrated and used data from the PI System and ArcGIS to recover $900,000 in water being lost through leaks and reduced data prep time from 6 hours to ten minutes.

  • Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs
    Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs

    Thames Water focuses on extracting value from specific combinations of structured and unstructured business data together with real-time operational data provided by Thames' PI System from across more than 3000 plant and 140,000 km of water and sewerage networks.

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