WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION RESOURCES
Hydra-Stop’s Insta-Valve 20-24 Delivers Performance Under Pressure
Hydra-Stop’s solution kept the water running in a highly active and populated area while repairs were made.
Centuries Old Infrastructure Gains Control With The Insta Valve 250
Hydra-Stop’s solution allowed the city to gain control of their infrastructure where no valves were present.
The Insta-Valve 250 Puts A Stop To A Month-Long Water Loss Of 150 GPM
Hydra-Stop’s solution allowed a targeted shutdown to stop a massive and costly water loss.
Why Material Selection Matters
The Tri-County Water Authority (TCWA) was formed in 1991 as a not-for-profit water utility serving portions of Jackson, Cass and Bates counties, Missouri. When the system was first established, about half of the pipe installed were ductile iron and half were plastic PVC. Today, the authority’s 120 miles of pipe are approximately 75% ductile iron and 25% plastic PVC.
The Drive Towards Digital Transformation
It seems that everywhere that you go in the water industry at the current time, somebody is talking about digital transformation…or if we go back five minutes, it was Water 4.0…and 10 minutes ago (it seems), it was “smart water.” These are all very well used buzzwords that the industry is destined to think about for a short-term and then promptly forget about. In reality, though, we as an industry have been hit by a number of different concepts for a number of different technological aspects for a good number of years now. For almost as long we have had a term for all of this — “widgets.”
The Iron Bowl And America’s Water Pipe
Saturday will be the 84th playing of the Auburn vs. Alabama football game. The first was played in 1893, and following a tie in 1907, the game was not played again until 1948 after a mandate to resume by the state legislature. It’s as well-known as any college football rivalry, and many fans of other teams will acknowledge it as the nation’s most intense.
Early Leak Detection Efforts Already Yield Significant Savings
A large municipal water utility in the southwest operates multiple facilities that provide more than 170 MGD of drinking water to residents and businesses. The utility, which spans 100 square miles, is prone to leaky pipes because parts of its distribution system have been in place for nearly a century. Also known as non-revenue water, or NRW, these leaks significantly drive up the cost of production.
The Insta-Valve 250 Minimizes Disruption During An Emergency
Like so many municipalities, the City of Miamisburg has an aging infrastructure of valves that had not been excercised in decades. Read the full project brief to learn how Hydra-Stop’s solution allowed greater control that minimized shutdown when a water main ruptured.
Water Loss Control — From Audit To Action
Non-revenue water loss is a problem from coast to coast, but California has taken a lead and set an example — with resources from AWWA — by adopting and sharing best practices to help solve the issue.
Solutions To Reduce Water Loss And Gain Revenue
Most utilities understand they have a nonrevenue water problem, but few know how to deal with it correctly. Start by learning more about how the issue affects your utility and what options are available.
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How To Install The Insta-Valve 20-24
The Insta-Valve 20-24 is a permanent asset designed to provide decades of trouble-free operation, and can be capitalized and depreciated over time, much like a traditional gate valve. The Insta-Valve 20-24 is installed under pressure, without the need to mill or remove a section of pipe. With one-day installation, the Insta-Valve 20-24 is the smart, economical investment to help you eliminate shutdown and reduce the cost of system maintenance and repair by up to 30%.