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

  • Following Ultrasonic Success, Master Meter Introduces Sonata
    Following Ultrasonic Success, Master Meter Introduces Sonata

    A common drive among inventors is the hope of building “a better mouse trap.” There may be products that satisfy their users every day, but are crying out for improvement. One company has found that opportunity in water meters, taking a technology that has worked in the industrial space and offering it for the first time for residential applications.

  • A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management
    A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management

    The landscape is changing for water consumers and suppliers and the delivery systems that connect them, with data and analytics forging the path ahead.

  • A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux
    A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux

    Like most digital technology, the move from traditional to smart water meters seems like an inevitable step in the march towards progress. However, due to cost and regulatory concerns, many utilities have yet to make the transition.

  • Oregon City Improves Customer Service With Aclara RF Network
    Oregon City Improves Customer Service With Aclara RF Network

    The Water Department in the City of Redmond, which serves approximately 28,000 residents, needed to streamline its process of collecting meter reads to save costs and improve data integrity.

  • Down-To-Earth Non-Revenue Water Strategies
    Down-To-Earth Non-Revenue Water Strategies

    Non-revenue water (NRW) and, in particular, water loss through leakage has become an increasing priority focus for water utilities around the world.  With failure rates of aging infrastructure increasing and growing water stress due to population growth and climate change, reducing the loss of essential water resources is paramount.  Leak monitoring and detection systems from Trimble Water help water utilities proactively identify and reduce NRW and water loss, prevent service outages, and prioritize infrastructure repairs. Easy-to-use wireless and mobile leak detection solutions provide clear, accurate, real-time insights into the condition of the water network beyond the treatment plant.  Paired with Trimble’s intuitive cloud-based GIS software, Trimble’s solutions make it simple for water professionals to visualize, manage, and analyze data from the field and use that knowledge to improve productivity and network performance.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

Mueller Systems Integral Hot Rod™ Mueller Systems Integral Hot Rod™

The Integral HOT ROD™ is a high performance, transmitter designed for mobile AMR.

Mi.Node W Meter Interface Unit Mi.Node W Meter Interface Unit
The Mueller Systems Mi.Node W meter interface unit provides a direct connection to all Hersey water meters equipped with a Translator® encoder register.
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.

Mueller Systems Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities Mueller Systems Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities

Municipalities that supply water, electricity or gas – or any combination of the three services – need innovative ways to optimize their operations. The Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for utilities meets that need.

ORION® Endpoints ORION® Endpoints

Built on a century of water metering experience, the ORION® product family has provided utilities comprehensive Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) for interval meter reading and data capture using both one-way and two-way communications.

Venturi Inlet Single-Jet Technology Venturi Inlet Single-Jet Technology

Venturi Inlet (Single Jet) - The Venturi inlet conditions the water into a jet directing the flow and force of water towards the tips of the impeller.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Making Your Old SCADA System New Again
    Making Your Old SCADA System New Again

    When it comes time to update, it's a prime opportunity to consider switching over to new software that offers improved functionality instead of dumping more money into just keeping your existing software up-to-date.

  • How Ultrasonic Sensor Technology Can Increase Processing Plant Efficiency
    How Ultrasonic Sensor Technology Can Increase Processing Plant Efficiency

    In today’s competitive business environment, which focuses on increased throughput, economies of scale and a healthy bottom line, accurate and reliable measurement is a key component. Monitoring production processes by installing a wide range of sensors including flow, level, temperature, and pressure is common and crucial to be competitive. Although there are many reasons why plant managers decide to install monitoring devices in their process, environmental and regulatory reasons dominate one side of the spectrum, whereas quality, process control and monitoring govern the other.

  • Just Add SCADA
    Just Add SCADA

    Internet-hosted SCADA systems are a modern answer to modern municipal water and wastewater concerns. By Thelma Akwei and Ben Manlongat

  • Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design

    Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.

  • Sabesp Improves The Anhangabaú Sewer Collection System Below Projected Cost
    Sabesp Improves The Anhangabaú Sewer Collection System Below Projected Cost

    Sabesp provides water to and collects sewage from over half of the cities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, including São Paulo the state capital and the country’s largest city. The utility is currently in the process of upgrading the Anhangabaú sewer system, which consists of 122.88 kilometers of sewer conduit network, with 1,749 manholes and 14,832 household connections serving an estimated 400,000 inhabitants.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control VTScadaLIGHT Software For Monitoring And Control

VTScadaLIGHT brings superior monitoring and control capabilities to a vast array of automation projects. Perfect for small industrial and personal applications up to 50 I/O.

ABB Ability™ For Water Distribution Network ABB Ability™ For Water Distribution Network

$40 million cost reduction through real-time water distribution control.

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.

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.
Wonderware InTouch Wonderware InTouch

Since 1987, Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one human machine interface (HMI), offering market leading innovation, brilliant graphics, legendary ease of use, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.

Digital Solutions For Water Digital Solutions For Water

ABB uses digital solutions to drive outcomes. Engaging customers to demonstrate tangible results that scale.

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.

Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System

Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. ™ Automatic Flushing System proves itself the smart choice for saving time, money and water to maintain quality over conventional hydrant flushing. Flush automatically with precise timing and frequency to maximize results with less water used via two-way communication over secure web link or existing SCADA. Receive real-time updates and residual analysis results remotely without fielding personnel.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • 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
    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.

  • PFAS — A National Problem With Personal Costs
    PFAS — A National Problem With Personal Costs

    Even as the drinking water crisis draws more attention, the true impact of PFAS exposure may be largely underestimated, necessitating louder calls for action.

  • EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word
    EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word

    When it comes to answering questions about whether the oil and gas industry’s wastewater can be safely reused for other purposes, like food crops, livestock, or even drinking water, there are a number of other serious factors to be considered.

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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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