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

  • Smart Water Solution Delivers Cost Savings And Improved Efficiency For Multi-Service Utilities
    Smart Water Solution Delivers Cost Savings And Improved Efficiency For Multi-Service Utilities

    City Utilities of Springfield, MO, a multiservice utility delivering electricity, natural gas, and water services to more than 106,000 customers, needed a way to provide timely data about consumption and efficiency to customers across its three different service offerings. While existing technology offered visibility into gas and electricity consumption for the utility and its customers, the options for managing water usage were limited.

  • The Big Drip

    The water burbling down the hillside amid thick, green foliage, certainly looked like a stream.

  • Accurately Measuring Network Leakage
    Accurately Measuring Network Leakage

    The pressures of supplying a growing global population mean that the world’s water supplies need to be managed more closely than ever.

  • A Golden Spike In Revenue, Efficiency, And Customer Service With The R900® System
    A Golden Spike In Revenue, Efficiency, And Customer Service With The R900® System

    In 2008, the public utility manager in Ogden City, Utah sent out a request for proposal on a system-wide changeout of its meters, absolute encoders, and radio frequency meter interface units (RF MIUs), with a goal of eliminating estimating and replacing all their meters with AMR technology to read year-round. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Helping Customers Feel More Secure About AMI Data Use

    With any technology, new capabilities are typically associated with new requirements and responsibilities. While the bottom line of customer billing based on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) essentially remains the same as it was with manual meter reading, the technology introduces some new “technical issues” regarding data security. For example, while more frequent RF data collection enables added layers of data insight, it also creates a new channel for potential data exposure.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

R900<sup>®</sup> System R900® System

How can your water utility protect present investments in technology while building onto those investments as you need, at your own pace?

Sensus&reg; Smart Gateway Sensor Interface Sensus® Smart Gateway Sensor Interface

You need timely data to make critical and prompt decisions for your community. With a battery-powered Sensus® Smart Gateway Sensor Interface, gas and water utilities can connect to a variety of applications in all locations—even in areas where no power or land-based communications are available.

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.

FieldLogic&trade; Hand-held Device (HHD) FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD)

The FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD) is a reliable, flexible electronic device used to collect and store meter readings and program SmartPoint® modules. You can upload pre-programmed route information from our PC-based FieldLogic software using Wi-Fi or the device’s Ethernet-enabled communications/charging stand as an interface. The unit comes with built-in capacity for expanded uses.

FlexNet: Redefining Smart City Communications FlexNet: Redefining Smart City Communications

Building smart cities takes technology and networking solutions with in-depth views and infrastructure control. The Sensus FlexNet® communication network is a long-range radio network that provides scalable and reliable two-way infra­structure.

Mueller Systems Mi.Net&reg; 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.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Tackling Modern Wastewater Treatment Challenges And Unlocking Efficiencies With Advanced Water Technologies
    Tackling Modern Wastewater Treatment Challenges And Unlocking Efficiencies With Advanced Water Technologies

    Research studies, empirical evidence, and the march of time all suggest that the implementation of next-generation technologies at wastewater utilities is profoundly important, if not imperative, for efficient operations.

  • Copy Custom Tag Types To Other Applications
    Copy Custom Tag Types To Other Applications

    Having created a custom tag type, you may want to use it in another application. By far the best way to do this is through the use of application layers, where one application is built on another, thereby inheriting all of the custom features of the first (OEM) layer.

  • The Water Sector's Embrace Of Digital Twin Technology

    Digital transformation of the water sector is continuing to grow in 2019.  Climate change, urban population growth, tightening regulations, aging infrastructure, and water scarcity are some of the many global challenges water utilities will be forced to address in creative and cost-effective ways. To meet these needs, utilities are deploying an array of technologies that significantly alter operations and customer engagement.

  • Are Your Pumps Running As Efficiently As Practical?

    In water and wastewater operations, optimizing energy use plays a huge role in cost efficiency, but how can you know if pumping equipment and other motors are running as efficiently as possible? Analytics systems that interpret performance from a variety of data points — pump curves, run time, flow rates, vibration, temperature, energy consumption, etc. — can quantify pump operation to keep performance efficiency on an upward track.

  • Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation
    Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation

    Serving an area from eastern San Marcos to northwest Seguin, Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation (CCWSC) recently commissioned their integrator, Central Texas Water Maintenance (CTWM) to replace their Wonderware and WIN-911 systems with VTScada software from Trihedral.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

Aquis Water Network Management Aquis Water Network Management

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

R900<sup>®</sup> System R900® System

How can your water utility protect present investments in technology while building onto those investments as you need, at your own pace?

Network Monitoring And Data Analytics Network Monitoring And Data Analytics

We offer monitoring of potable and/or wastewater networks. The technology we deploy retrieves data from the monitored areas, generating meaningful information. This information is included in the “Continual Condition Assessment” part of our Risk Management services.

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&trade; 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

Mueller Systems Mi.Net&reg; 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.

ABB Ability™ For Water Facility Service ABB Ability™ For Water Facility Service

Reduced operational costs and downtime through seamless distributed control system integration.

VTScada Idea Studio VTScada Idea Studio

Optional Component – An instantly intuitive ribbon-based graphic development environment that includes thousands of drag-and-drop widgets, images, and pipes.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater
    A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater

    Ammonia is a naturally occurring compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. As a key ingredient in many fertilizers, the most common way that it infiltrates source water and causes water treatment plant (WTP) problems is as agricultural runoff. Fortunately, new biological treatments can now handle ammonia and frequently co-occurring compounds such as iron and manganese all in one process.

  • The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal
    The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal

    Nature has long provided guidance to simple and sustainable ways to manage environmental challenges. Biological treatment of potable water is no exception. As more water is required to support human activity worldwide, sources once considered too contaminated or expensive to treat are quickly becoming necessary options. For groundwater contaminant removal, once again, the laws of nature point the way.

  • Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights: Smart Irrigation Starts With Smart Choices
    Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights: Smart Irrigation Starts With Smart Choices

    As we celebrate Smart Irrigation Month, it's a great time to highlight not only smart technologies, but the smart people and smart decisions behind them. One remarkably smart tool that ties all three of those elements together is the Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights by Dr. Charles Burt of the Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC) at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo.

  • 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.

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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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