Melaka is a relatively small state on the southwest side of the Malay Peninsula with a city so rich in history and beauty that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a population around 850,000, the Melaka Water Company Ltd. (SAMB) manages roughly 270,000 service connections for commercial and residential customers.
Located on a peninsula in the Gateway Region between New York Bay, Newark Bay, and Kill Van Kull, the City of Bayonne, NJ, is proud to support its economy through traditional manufacturing, distribution, and maritime activities.
The pressures of supplying a growing global population mean that the world’s water supplies need to be managed more closely than ever.
Achieving cost-optimised drinking water distribution, the need to deal sensitively with this valuable resource and to fulfill customer expectations, which include demands for smart metering solutions: the challenges facing water companies are on the increase.
While utilities use sophisticated systems to supply clean water as well as collect and treat wastewater, the effort to manage incidents and outages leaves room for improvement. Water utilities often rely on manual processes to handle customer reports of leaks, loss-of-service or quality issues.
The European Commission’s Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) legislation (UN ADR 2013, 75/324/EEC) mandates that aerosol dispensers and small receptacles containing compressed gas (gas cartridges) must pass a leak-proof test before they are transported. Cascade’s CT2211 leak detection system detects and rejects leaking aerosol cans up to a rate of 500 cans per minute. The system is contactless, ensuring minimal product damage or contamination.
In California, water is precious, competition for water is fierce and conservation is critical. In the midst of the state’s worst drought to date, Governor Jerry Brown declared historic statewide mandatory water restrictions calling for a 25 percent reduction in water usage through February 2016.
Leakage is one of the primary concerns for water utilities worldwide, yet North American investment in water loss has, historically, not addressed the problem with sufficient urgency or expertise. Slowly, the regulatory lag to efficiently control leakage is beginning to shift, however.
Solving the problem of non-revenue water starts with leak detection. Many utilities live with leaks because of the time, labor, and expense involved in detecting, prioritizing and fixing them.
As water loss continues to concern many utilities, American Leak Detection’s franchise business model continues to “plug many a hole.” As Adam Gray, Director of Marketing for American Leak Detection, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, the franchise model is effective on numerous levels, whether it be providing the leak detection expertise that a utility doesn’t necessarily have on staff or allowing leak detection experts to share their insights and knowledge across the franchise network.
Eric Stacey, Product Manager with Echologics, recently sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss leak detection, pipeline condition assessment, and permanent monitoring. As more and more sensors are put into the water distribution system, utilities are monitoring the formation of leaks and becoming more informed about their water loss.
In a time of pervasive drought throughout the Western United States, combined with the relatively newfound ability to account for every ounce of water treated and distributed, it’s no surprise that huge emphasis has been placed on smart, data-savvy metering.
There can be few things worse than having your customer-base in a drought-plagued state like California watch as thousands of gallons of freshly-treated drinking water erupt from a burst main. In a world where water is becoming increasingly precious, utilities are becoming more proactive in identifying leaks and fixing problems before catastrophes occur.
Deploying Google Fiber, the internet search company’s superfast connection service, in San Antonio was meant to provide the city with a cutting edge internet option. But installation has proved problematic for water and sewer operations.
Maine Water saved an impressive amount of water last year. The utility attributed the savings to experienced water workers, new technology, and infrastructure upgrades.
New Jersey is losing around 130 million gallons of treated drinking water per day, according to a new study that attempts to shed light on the “largely hidden” problem of water loss in the Garden State.
A water main break in a Texas city recently flooded an entire neighborhood, displacing families and sending a stream through homes and lawns.
A major water main break in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston last week shut down businesses, halted local traffic, and prompted the evacuation of over 100 people.
At a time when utilities are struggling with cost pressures and crumbling infrastructure, cities across the country are struggling with questions around their leak policies and if residents should get a break on their bills when they spring a leak.
An extensive research project has developed a new method for predicting pipeline failures, offering a potential savior to drinking water systems.
Water loss is a constant concern for drinking water utilities. After all of the hard (and expensive) work it takes to get a purified product out of the plant, losing it to leaks and aging infrastructure before it reaches ratepayers can be problematic.
This video explains how Aquis Leak Detection can reduce the amount of Non-revenue Water by reducing loss of water through existing leaks and reduce the risk of additional leaks. Furthermore energy consumption, emissions and use of chemicals are reduced and water quality is improved.
David Sago, City Utilities Manager for Fairmont, WV, explains in this video how the City of Fairmont is using analytics and monitoring technology from Sensus.
Using analytics and monitoring technology from Sensus, the utility creates custom reports to better manage customer usage and control costs. The smart water system is enabling the utility to save money for the customer and for the city.
While it often starts with a leak, historically many utilities have waited until there is an evident problem or rupture to react. Today’s utilities have an option. Imagine being immediately notified about a problem in an main. The EchoShore-TX platform will call, text, or email you promptly after detecting a leak or other anomaly.
As a leading provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment, Echologics is dedicated to helping water utilities reduce water loss.
An interview with Mark Loveday, Manager, European Region and Mark Nicol, Business Development Manager - Asia Pacific.
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has again extended its contract with Echologics for pipeline condition assessment services for an additional one-year term.
Nestled in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range, the City of Monroe, Washington is a small community growing at a rapid pace.
It took only a few days for Bolton Point Water System to see the results of their new Sensus smart water technology. As data started flooding in, they noticed that one home went from using no water to running 100 gallons per hour over the course of three days.
Car racing is synonymous with Richmond County, N.C. From racecars to hotrods, the local speedways draw crowds from just about every mile marker in the county. It’s those ‘miles’ that helped officials kick off an impressive countywide smart water system.
New Jersey American Water has selected Echologics’ continuous leak detection technology, EchoShore®-DX, to reduce water loss, prioritize repairs and help maximize the life of its buried water infrastructure assets.
IDModeling, Inc. the leading global provider of smart water software and services announced the deployment of Sedaru Smart Ops for real-time alerting, analysis and prediction of water system performance, enabling engineers and operators to reduce water loss, energy spend, and cost of operations.