SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR WATER LOSS PREVENTION

Using Flow Meters To Reduce Non-Revenue Water
Using Flow Meters To Reduce Non-Revenue Water

Utility managers are continually challenged to run water systems in the most efficient manner. Reducing non-revenue water (NRW) is an important component for system efficiency. In many states, regulators are placing caps on NRW or requiring reductions in the amount of NRW. Accurate and well-planned flow measurement can be used to locate areas of water leakage and reduce NRW.

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

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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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.

Super Centurion® A-403 Fire Hydrant Super Centurion® A-403 Fire Hydrant

Designed to be installed and maintained by one person, the new Super Centurion A-403 fire hydrant from Mueller Water Products features a two-piece ductile iron upper barrel. The nozzle section can be separated from the traffic section by removing two high strength bolts, which makes seat replacement or traffic repair simple and quick.

Enigma hy-Q Enigma hy-Q

A spinoff of the Enigma correlator, the hy-Q is equipped for pinpointing leaks in PVC or large-diameter pipes and correlates over extended distances.

Eureka3+ Eureka3+

A user-friendly real-time acoustic noise correlator with a high-definition touch color LCD screen and advanced filtering system to unmask even the most difficult leaks.

Mikron3 Junior Mikron3 Junior

A hard-wired and entry-level version of the Mikron3 that enhances all leak detection kits.

Mikron3 Mikron3

A wireless electronic listening stick and ground microphone system that can be used to survey and/or confirm leaks.

Leak Detection, Including Large Mains Leak Detection, Including Large Mains

Leak detection isn’t a one-time activity. Our leak detection programs help clients evaluate the integrity of their water network by locating and pinpointing leakage. This service is included in the “Infrastructure Management” part of our Risk Management services. Leak detection services are executed on potable waterlines and pipes of all materials and sizes. We can also implement non-invasive methodology and do internal pipe leak detection services.

EchoShore®-M Transmission Main Leak Detection 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.

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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

  • If A Pipe Leaks In A Forest, Does It Make A Sound? <br>(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.

  • Jumpstart Smart Infrastructure By Adding Sensors To AMI
    Jumpstart Smart Infrastructure By Adding Sensors To AMI

    Smart water networks today do more than read meters. They also collect data from sensors on distribution networks to help reduce non-revenue water losses, monitor and control pressures in water mains, and prevent unwanted sewage discharge. These new smart infrastructure solutions help water utilities expand the definition of smart water — going beyond applications aimed at improving billing accuracy and efficiency.

  • Advanced Strategies To Extend The Life Of Your Water Network
    Advanced Strategies To Extend The Life Of Your Water Network

    For many utilities, failing pipelines and non-revenue water are atop the list of concerns. However, these issues can be greatly mitigated by leveraging readily available data in an intelligent way — through smart water management.

  • Sniffer Dogs Now Being Used To Detect Water Main Leaks
    Sniffer Dogs Now Being Used To Detect Water Main Leaks

    Sniffer dogs have been used for a while in the oil and gas industry to find leaks. But recently, dogs have begun to be used to find leaks in water mains.

  • A Sound Approach To Evaluating NRW Loss And Aging Pipelines
    A Sound Approach To Evaluating NRW Loss And Aging Pipelines

    As water distribution infrastructure ages, the potential for leaks grows and the need for condition-driven asset management increases proportionally. As with so many other aspects of water operations, planning ahead is key. Good system diagnosis using noninvasive procedures provides an accurate and cost-effective assessment of distribution system integrity, just as noninvasive monitoring of heartbeat, pulse, and blood pressure plays an important role in human health.

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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.

  • STAR&reg; ZoneScan Leak Detection System Video
    STAR® ZoneScan Leak Detection System Video

    Find leaks fast with the Aclara® STAR® ZoneScan leak detection system. The industry's only remotely correlated acoustic leak-detection system cost effectively identifies small leaks before they become major problems.

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