WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION RESOURCES

  • Managing Water Loss In Four Easy Steps

    A practical approach to detecting leaks and reducing non-revenue water.

    Water utilities are charged with an incredibly important task – providing safe and affordable water to communities in the face of aging infrastructure, funding gaps, and changing regulatory requirements. Specifically, when considering water loss control, leakage, and operational inefficiencies, costs may appear to be unaffordable.

  • Key Insights From The Leading Global Smart Water Event

    The SWAN 10th Annual Conference welcomed 400+ attendees from 32 countries, including a record 64 unique utilities. Hosted virtually by SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum, this was the largest global smart water and wastewater event. On the 22nd and 23rd of July 2020, SWAN member Ovarro led two expert interactive roundtable sessions on “Leak detection at your desktop” and “How will you keep the water flowing in challenging times?” Below, we interviewed Ovarro about key takeaways from their discussions and how these insights can benefit the water sector.

  • Reducing Costs For Water Distribution System Maintenance

    Maintaining a water distribution system requires constant management. From leaking pipes to broken valves or even distribution expansion, there always seems to be something to do and you will never be short of work. But, are “old” ways of performing maintenance and repair creating unnecessary costs?

  • Insta-Valve 20-24 Provides Needed Control For Infrastructure Expansion

    Hydra-Stop’s solution allowed targeted control to connect a million-gallon water tank to a new water treatment center.

  • Water Authority Deploys More Efficient Solution For Now And The Future

    Following the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013, Water Authority of Dickson County decided to look beyond its current metering manufacturing company and evaluate other solutions in the market. Leaders from WADC began conversations with their counterparts across Tennessee to find new, longer-lasting and more accurate meters, as well as a solution that would help WADC more strategically detect leaks and efficiently manage its time.

  • AMA Managed Solution And District Metering Strategy Help Identify Major Leaks For Highway 71

    A rural water district located between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains in Alma, Arkansas, Highway 71 Water District No. 1, services approximately 2,500 water customers scattered across 175 miles of distribution lines throughout the countryside. 

  • BEACON AMA Helps Eliminate Human Error And Reducing Time Spent In The Field

    Servicing more than 3,000 residents in the Greenfield Village and Copper Creek subdivisions in northwest Houston, Texas, Harris County Utility District (UD 15) had an aging water metering system with numerous inefficiencies. As a result, the district was experiencing lost revenues and inaccurate meter readings. It was time to replace the system. 

  • Purpose Of An IoT-Based Smart Water Meter

    It is fascinating to see how the Internet of Things (IoT) is working in the water sector. Many countries are adopting smart meters for effective water utilization, and they further save cities against increasing water scarcity while setting permanent water-saving goals for consumers.

  • Optimizing Leak Detection With Virtual DMAs

    After experiencing significant real water losses in its distribution system and having difficulty locating the root causes, this large water authority in United Arab Emirates took a proactive approach by using real-time data to identify the source of leaks, reducing non-revenue water and gaining system intelligence to improve future operations, maintenance, and capital planning.

  • Insta-Valve 250 Helps Keep The Water On For Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

    The Insta-Valve 250 provided targeted shutdown without impacting service to customers.

WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION SOLUTIONS

  • EchoShore®-M Transmission Main Leak Detection

    The EchoShore®-M system combines the latest generation of acoustic sensors with proven wireless communication networks in a node configuration that can be easily moved to multiple sites in your transmission main network – to search for leaks or validate acoustic POI signals. The EchoShore-M system enables utilities to quickly pinpoint leaks and significantly reduce water loss. The system is designed to be lightweight, rugged and portable, allowing a water company to monitor different sections of the transmission main from just a few hours to several days.

  • Kamstrup flowIQ® 2250 & 3250 AMI Meters

    Next generation smart water metering – with the flowIQ® AMI series.

  • 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.

  • Leak Detection and Repair Tracking Specialized Systems Software has developed, in conjunction with Utility Services Associates, a program for tracking
  • LeakFinderST

    With LeakFinderST, Echologics introduces a whole level of speed and accuracy in locating  leaks. Until now, leak noise correlators have had limitations in pinpointing leaks in mains. Speed  and accuracy were just relative measures.

WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION VIDEOS

  • America’s Most Popular Fire Hydrant Now Serves As A Communications Hub

    The Sentryx Software Enabled Super Centurion Hydrant by Mueller, brings together a trusted infrastructure platform with data intelligence to make informed actionable decisions. Leveraging industrial IOT, powerful mapping and data visualizations as well as advanced analytics, you'll be able to understand the performance of your distribution system like never before.  Leak and pressure monitoring options are available for the Sentryx Software Enabled Super Centurion Hydrant as a new hydrant or as a retrofittable kit. Watch this video to learn more.