WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION RESOURCES

  • For any water system, water hammer, also known as pressure transients, pose significant threats, from leaking joints to service connection failures and even pipes that burst. The damages resulting from these events can be costly to repair and leave customers without water.

  • When the aging water distribution infrastructure in Araguaína, Brazil, (pop. 183,000) reached a level of 47 percent non-revenue-water (NRW) loss, the contracted utility operator knew that something needed to change. With such a massive challenge, they concluded that their best approach was to divide and conquer. Here is the story of how they are breaking their problems down to size with a solution that is on pace to pay for itself.

  • As water distribution pipelines across the country continue to age well beyond their expected lifespan, reducing non-revenue water (NRW) to keep a lid on production costs should be a primary goal of every water utility. The encouraging news for utilities is that newer advanced electronic meters that function more like sensors, combined with other conventional approaches, can more accurately pinpoint leaks before they happen.

  • The Insta-Valve 250 provided targeted shutdown to greatly minimize service disruption during repair of a leaking water main.

  • Air Selangor is a large water distribution company owned by the Malaysian state of Selangor. The public utility serves a population of 84 million residents and manages over 6200 kilometers of trunk mains, ranging from 300mm up to 2200mm, with much of the pipelines located in remote areas of the state.

  • Italy’s biggest multi-utility, A2A S.p.A., like many water utilities in North America and around the world, had to corral water loss to sustain efficient operations. A2A piloted acoustic leak detection as a potential solution, achieving A+ results.

  • Mitigating non-revenue water (NRW) challenges has taken an increasing role in water utilities over the past several years. There is a saying in the water industry that ‘what gets measured gets managed’ and the American Water Works Association has recommended water utilities rely on actionable performance indicators to meet the challenges brought on by real losses and apparent losses resulting in underbilling.

  • Acoustic monitoring system helps pinpoint problem spots along north Denver pipeline.

  • Albert Einstein once said: “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” This same adage applies to water utilities today as water conservation takes on a greater role for customers and governments, pushing sustainability to the forefront of industry challenges. Thankfully, utilities no longer have to rely on the same old solutions when examining and addressing water loss.

  • When it comes to digital transformation via ‘smart city’ technologies for leak detection or sewer overflow prevention, utility needs inevitably overlap with the economic and infrastructure interests of other city operations. Evaluating operating efficiencies in the context of three-dimensional (3D) ROI can uncover practical ways to drive greater dividends for all concerned — utilities, society, and the environment around them.

WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION SOLUTIONS

  • Echologics Trunk Main Leak Detection

    Virtually every water utility has at some point experienced a catastrophic failure of a large-diameter trunk main, resulting in damage to both the water main itself and the surrounding infrastructure.

  • EchoShore-DX Permanent Leak Monitoring Platform

    Early leak detection is vital for distribution systems, with the ability to identify system failure points before they impact customer service levels. When water resources are limited, early leak detection is a valuable tool in reducing non-revenue water and extending pipe asset life. The EchoShore®-DX platform is a fixed leak detection technology that is changing the way water main leaks are identified and repaired.

  • Model 4500 Gas Leak Detector/Monitor

    The JCS Industries Model 4500 Gas Leak Detector/Monitor is a low cost, non-contact and easy to install measurement device designed for monitoring trace amounts of compressed gaseous water treatment chemicals such as, but not limited to: chlorine, sulfur dioxide and ammonia in a closed or open environment.

  • Aclara RF Network Water & Gas DCU

    The Aclara RF Network Data Collector Unit II (DCU) for water and gas utilities enhances your AMI network by providing reliable and flexible, two-way communications for water and gas meters.

  • LeakView: Protect High-Risk Assets With Real-Time Leak Detection And NRW Management

    Avoiding failures of critical high-risk assets is a constant challenge and one that impacts customer service as well as costing millions when failures do occur. Measuring multiple real loss indicators — pressure, acoustics — and integrated with state-of-the-art analytics, Xylem’s LeakView™ Leak Detection Monitoring system continuously monitors high-risk assets for leaks so utilities can make proactive repairs before they become bigger issues. This not only reduces leakage, but improves levels of customer service while optimizing operational costs.

  • Smarter Fire Hydrant

    Mueller Water Products is daylighting a smarter hydrant which not only provides life-saving fire protection but detects leaks in the water distribution system and monitors pressure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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