SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR WATER LOSS PREVENTION

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.

WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION WHITE PAPERS, CASE STUDIES, AND APPLICATION NOTES

  • Aclara RF Network 3400 Water MTU Datasheet

    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.

  • A Lesson In DMA Management
    A Lesson In DMA Management

    White House Utility District (WHUD) is one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the state of Tennessee. While developing a network of pipelines, pumping stations and storage units was challenging, the greater test came in finding access to a plentiful water supply.

  • Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection
    Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection

    Water — our most precious resource — is depleted globally by multiple activities. Common uses include drinking water, fire protection, agricultural/irrigation, manufacturing, food processing, etc. As our global population continues to increase, so does the need for fresh water supply. As a dynamic resource with many universal commitments, it is not surprising, with so many different global variables, that water scarcity is becoming a concern for both developed and developing countries. By Michelle Pawlowicz, marketing specialist, McCrometer

  • Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve  Water Incident Management
    Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management

    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.

  • Echologics’ Acoustic Leak Detection System Non-Invasively Pinpoints Force Main Leaks For Large Industrial Company
    Echologics’ Acoustic Leak Detection System Non-Invasively Pinpoints Force Main Leaks For Large Industrial Company

    A large, U.S.-based Fortune 500 industrial company was experiencing multiple leaks on a 1500ft span of six inch steel force sewer main that conveyed sanitary wastewater from one of its plants to a municipally-owned collection system.

  • Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note
    Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note

    Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) are used throughout water distribution systems to reduce pipeline pressure to a predetermined set point. This decreases water loss and prevents pipe breaks.

  • Using Analytics To Reduce Apparent And Real Water Loss
    Using Analytics To Reduce Apparent And Real Water Loss

    Water loss control can be challenging, confusing, and time-consuming. Effective water loss control requires a multi-step process, including water audit (also referred to as a water balance), component analysis and intervention.

  • Leak Detection Theory: Optimizing Performance With MLOG Detecting leaks in a water distribution system is based upon measuring sound vibrations that travel down distribution pipes.
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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Aclara RF Network Pressure Monitoring Solution Aclara RF Network Pressure Monitoring Solution

Aclara’s water pressure monitoring solution leverages our industry leading Aclara RF network to provide near real-time monitoring of water pressure throughout your distribution network. Whether used for leak detection or managing system-wide pressure, Aclara’s pressure monitoring solution is easy to install, reliable, low maintenance and integrated into your advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) environment.

Aclara RF Network ZoneScan Solution Aclara RF Network ZoneScan Solution

Find and fix leaks fast with the Aclara ZoneScan II leak-detection system. The industry’s leading, remotely correlated acoustic leak detection system cost-effectively identities small leaks before they become major problems, and will give you immediate insight into non-revenue water losses in your water distribution network.

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.

Aclara RF Network Through-The-Lid Antenna Aclara RF Network Through-The-Lid Antenna

Aclara’s through-the-lid antenna lets you install Aclara Meter Transmission Units (MTUs) while retaining metal pit lids. Our flexible install options mean our MTUs will work whether you reuse current metal lids or replace them with RF-permeable ones.

Aclara RF Network Water & Gas DCU 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.

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.

ProField ENCORE Smart Meter Maintenance Software ProField ENCORE Smart Meter Maintenance Software

ProFieldENCORE’S modular design and open interface architecture means that you can license as many or as few of ProFieldENCORE’S modules as you need. Let our experts help you to design an implementation model that fits your specific needs and circumstances.

Smarter Fire Hydrant 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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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION PODCASTS

  • Intelligent Fire Hydrants Provide Utilities With System Performance Data
    Intelligent Fire Hydrants Provide Utilities With System Performance Data

    Historically, most fire hydrants sit idle after they are installed. They were there for that one day that hopefully never shows up. But in today’s connected world, fire hydrants are becoming an important asset in understanding the water distribution system, allowing utilities to monitor their water system operation and predict leaks.

  • Leak Detection Advancement
    Leak Detection Advancement

    For those unable to attend, the Internet of Things (IoT) was firmly part of the conversation at this year’s American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Annual Convention and Exposition (ACE) in Philadelphia. If you haven’t heard the term, you’re going to hear a lot more of it in the years ahead. None more so than in the world of water distribution systems where it can provide real-time reporting to utility managers charged with systems upkeep, maintenance and reliability.

  • Out Of This World Leak Detection
    Out Of This World Leak Detection

    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.  

  • Technologies For Detecting Water Loss
    Technologies For Detecting Water Loss

    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.

  • Monitoring Technology Improves Leak Detection
    Monitoring Technology Improves Leak Detection

    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.

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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION INDUSTRY UPDATES

  • Georgia Utility Addresses Non-Revenue Water With Advanced Meters
    Georgia Utility Addresses Non-Revenue Water With Advanced Meters

    The City of Dallas captured an additional 600,000 gallons of billable water in four months.

  • 3 Steps To Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss
    3 Steps To Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss

    This is the time of the year for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Of all the scary things that your water utility might confront on all hallows ‘eve, however, the most chilling might be unforeseen non-revenue water losses from leaks, theft or meter inaccuracies.

  • Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection
    Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection

    In 2017, Orlando residents saw firsthand the negative effects of what could happen when a construction crew caused a major water main break downtown. Not only did the leak become an inconvenience for the city, but it also was expensive to repair.

  • The Big Drip
    The Big Drip

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

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part II)
    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part II)

    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I) addressed condition assessment and leak detection from the perspective of surprises that can arise when “hidden” problems are revealed by acoustic technology. This article introduces several more eye-opening experiences with permanent and mobile acoustic leak detection equipment, plus examples of just how expensive undetected leaks can become when they turn into full-blown water main breaks.

  • Non-Revenue Water: Let’s Talk Real And Apparent Losses
    Non-Revenue Water: Let’s Talk Real And Apparent Losses

    Utility managers are facing increasing financial and sustainability pressures regarding water loss throughout their systems. An American Water Works Association (AWWA) white paper titled The State of Water Loss Control in Drinking Water Utilities notes that “all utilities incur inefficiencies, or losses, in both supply- and customer-related functions of their operations.”

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)
    If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? (Part I)

    Beyond the existential philosophy implications, the consequences of a pipeline leaking in a forest when no one is around highlight the desirability of leak detection systems in water distribution utilities as a whole. As the following experiences show, leak detection can have its entertaining side. On the other side of the coin, however, the consequences of not monitoring leaks can also trigger a tsunami of costs far beyond the expense of pipeline repair alone.

  •  The Value Of Conducting An M36 Water Audit
    The Value Of Conducting An M36 Water Audit

    Despite my fascination with the adage, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result,” I still occasionally find myself — a creature of habit — falling into a pattern of repetitive unsuccessful behavior.

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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION VIDEOS

  • Aquis Leakage Management
    Aquis Leakage Management

    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.

  • Listening For Leaks In Las Vegas
    Listening For Leaks In Las Vegas

    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.

  • Echologics EchoShore Demonstration
    Echologics EchoShore Demonstration

    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.

  • Echologics Interview
    Echologics Interview

    An interview with Mark Loveday, Manager, European Region and Mark Nicol, Business Development Manager - Asia Pacific.

  • BEACON AMA Meter Reading System Case Study
    BEACON AMA Meter Reading System Case Study

    For the Bethpage Water District on New York's Long Island, providing first class customer service is a top priority. But antiquated meters -- and the subsequent billing complaints and maintenance requirements -- had become a problem. The Badger Meter BEACON Meter Reading System became the solution.

  • Echologics Acoustic Leak Detection And Condition Assessment Solution Video
    Echologics Acoustic Leak Detection And Condition Assessment Solution Video

    See how Echologics acoustic leak detection and condition assessment solution helps utilities to reduce non-revenue water, improve conservation and prioritize capital spending—without breaking ground or disrupting service.

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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION NEWS

  • Utilis Undertakes Pilot Program Of Their Satellite Leak Detection Solution In San Diego
    Utilis Undertakes Pilot Program Of Their Satellite Leak Detection Solution In San Diego

    The City of San Diego recently contracted the San Diego based remote-sensing data company, Utilis, to conduct a pilot study survey of the city’s drinking water distribution system as part of their innovation exploration program.

  • KETOS Secures Funding To Revolutionize Water Infrastructure And Safety
    KETOS Secures Funding To Revolutionize Water Infrastructure And Safety

    KETOS, a water intelligence innovator, today announced it has closed a $9 million Series A round of financing from a powerful collection of traditional venture capitalists, impact investors and industry leaders.

  • Trinidad And Tobago Engage New Leak Survey Method By Utilis
    Trinidad And Tobago Engage New Leak Survey Method By Utilis

    Utilis and their leak survey method was welcomed by the Ministry of Public Utilities in Trinidad and Tobago in January. The island nations are moving into their dry season and the Ministry has contracted with Utilis to provide its patented technology to identify sub-surface leaks in the municipal water distribution system.

  • City Of Waco Signs Contract With Itron To Improve Water Efficiency And Reduce Water Loss

    Itron, Inc. which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, signed a contract with the City of Waco, Texas to install Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including smart water communication modules and leak sensors, to reduce water loss and improve water delivery for the utility’s nearly 45,000 customers.

  • Grundfos Collaborates With Cambodia To Improve Water Security

    Global pumps leader Grundfos and the Ministry of Industry & Handicraft, Cambodia recently confirmed that they will exchange a Letter of Intent to strengthen cooperation in water management, in an effort to reduce the cost of water and increase access to clean, quality water in the country.

  • Utilis Awarded Contract In Flint
    Utilis Awarded Contract In Flint

    Flint, MI has taken a step towards ensuring the stability of their water system by partnering with Utilis in the fall of 2018 to locate leaks in their potable systems. This along with other city initiatives such as FAST START, are helping Flint regain their reputation as water conservation and quality leaders.

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