AMI, AMR, AND METERING SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • 8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break

    The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country.  Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst

  • Winning The Battle Of Smart Tech Adoption

    Investing in smart meters is a great way for water utilities to protect the interests of their ratepayers while bolstering long-term revenue and conservation efforts. However, it will likely take some work to amass support.

  • A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux
    A Smart Meter For An Industry In Flux

    Like most digital technology, the move from traditional to smart water meters seems like an inevitable step in the march towards progress. However, due to cost and regulatory concerns, many utilities have yet to make the transition.

  • Meeting The Growing Demand For Large Size Degasification Modules
    Meeting The Growing Demand For Large Size Degasification Modules

    Sun Chemical Advanced Materials’ parent company, the DIC Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has expanded production capacity of its large size degasification module (LDM), SEPAREL® EF-120, by building a new plant.

  • Make The 'Smart City' Vision A Reality With Innovative Self-Funded Financing
    Make The 'Smart City' Vision A Reality With Innovative Self-Funded Financing

    Smart city” technologies are on the minds of cities everywhere today. There’s no shortage of networks, end-point devices, software applications, and services to help cities upgrade infrastructure to conserve water, save energy, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

accuSTREAM™ Water Meter accuSTREAM™ Water Meter

Positive displacement water meter with Sensus® Electronic Register+™.

Sensus accuSTREAM meters consist of three basic components: maincase, measuring chamber and sealed register. Maincases (including the bottom plate) are made of composite material with externally-threaded spuds. Registers are housed in a bonnet of synthetic polymer. Measuring chambers are of Rocksyn®, a corrosion-resistant, tailored thermoplastic material formulated for long-term performance and especially suitable for aggressive water conditions. The accuSTREAM can be installed horizontally.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Consumer Engagement - EyeOnWater® BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Consumer Engagement - EyeOnWater®

EyeOnWater® is a consumer engagement application that goes beyond traditional monthly statements to connect utilities and their customers like never before. Available exclusively through BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) software suite, EyeOnWater enables utility customers to view and understand their usage profile through easy-to-understand consumption graphs and provides a simple method to establish alerts to better manage their water use.

Mueller Systems Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities Mueller Systems Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities

Municipalities that supply water, electricity or gas – or any combination of the three services – need innovative ways to optimize their operations. The Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for utilities meets that need.

Interpreter Retrofit AMR Register — Integrate Intelligence Into Existing Metered Assets Interpreter Retrofit AMR Register — Integrate Intelligence Into Existing Metered Assets

The Interpreter Universal AMR Register System unites your current meter infrastructure with a powerful voice by providing a simple, cost-effective smart AMR retrofit register design.

Recordall® Fire Hydrant Meters Recordall® Fire Hydrant Meters

Many businesses today – landscape service companies, construction and pool contractors, for example – often need a temporary source of water, and they are willing to pay for it.

FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD) FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD)

The FieldLogic™ Hand-held Device (HHD) is a reliable, flexible electronic device used to collect and store meter readings and program SmartPoint® modules. You can upload pre-programmed route information from our PC-based FieldLogic software using Wi-Fi or the device’s Ethernet-enabled communications/charging stand as an interface. The unit comes with built-in capacity for expanded uses.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • WaterCAD’s Modeling Capabilities Produce Accurate Hydraulic Model In 70 Percent Less Time
    WaterCAD’s Modeling Capabilities Produce Accurate Hydraulic Model In 70 Percent Less Time

    Varkom D.D. (Varkom) brings water and wastewater utility services to 175,000 people across seven townships and 20 municipalities in Croatia. The organization wanted a feasibility study completed to help better manage its assets. Read the full case study to learn how the team estimated that 70 percent of time was saved directly in model preparation and an additional 70 percent of time was saved in model management and preliminary design.

  • Water 4.0 And The Wastewater Cycle
    Water 4.0 And The Wastewater Cycle

    While it may be premature to claim wastewater management’s arrival in the digital age, we can herald the eventuality, chart the progress, and examine potential implications.

  • Views From The Top: What Every Operator Should Know About Automation
    Views From The Top: What Every Operator Should Know About Automation

    This Q&A with Craig Correia, head of process automation (U.S.) for Festo Corporation, serves as a good primer for operators just wading into the world of automation.

  • 18 Hours To New SCADA

    Houghton Lake Sewer Authority staff were concerned that the aging computer running their SCADA software application was in danger of failing.  However, their budget constraint was cost-driven and required that any new, fully featured system be up and running in under a week.

  • SCADA Server OS Updates
    SCADA Server OS Updates

    Recently, I received a call from an experienced system integrator regarding VTScada’s stance on installing updates on a SCADA server. They had a customer questioning advice from another SCADA software provider who has positioned themselves with the following stance. For the sake of the server stability, the servers should never receive any Windows® feature or security updates, ever.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

ABB Ability™ For Pumping Stations ABB Ability™ For Pumping Stations

Real-time control of a 360km water distribution system through an advanced distributed control system.

accuSTREAM™ Water Meter accuSTREAM™ Water Meter

Positive displacement water meter with Sensus® Electronic Register+™.

Sensus accuSTREAM meters consist of three basic components: maincase, measuring chamber and sealed register. Maincases (including the bottom plate) are made of composite material with externally-threaded spuds. Registers are housed in a bonnet of synthetic polymer. Measuring chambers are of Rocksyn®, a corrosion-resistant, tailored thermoplastic material formulated for long-term performance and especially suitable for aggressive water conditions. The accuSTREAM can be installed horizontally.

 SewerCAD SewerCAD

How big and deep should this pipe be? Do we have enough capacity to serve these customers? These are the typical problems that SewerCAD can help you solve.

Wireless Current Loop Recorder Wireless Current Loop Recorder

The Telog iLR-32A wireless current loop recorder is part of Telog's suite of wireless monitoring products. When you combine Teloger's Enterprise software with our wireless monitoring products you have a powerful system of wireless water infrastructure monitoring that is consistently delivering real-time data from the field straight to your desktop....imagine...your data on one platform straight to your computer screen....it IS possible and it's happening now with Telogers Enterprise.

HAMMER HAMMER

Every time a pump or valve is operated, potentially dangerous transients are introduced in your water distribution or wastewater system. Unchecked, transients can have catastrophic consequences on your pipes and equipment, operators, and customers.

Wireless, Battery-Powered Rain Gauge RTU Wireless, Battery-Powered Rain Gauge RTU

The Telog RG-32A wireless rain gauge monitor is part of Telog's suite of wireless monitoring products. When you combine Teloger's Enterprise software with our wireless monitoring products you have a powerful system of wireless water infrastructure monitoring that is consistently delivering real-time data from the field straight to your desktop....imagine...your data on one platform straight to your computer screen....it IS possible and it's happening now with Telogers Enterprise.

CivilStorm - Stormwater Modeling And Analysis Software CivilStorm - Stormwater Modeling And Analysis Software

Stormwater systems can be very complex to model, with flow backups and reversals, surcharged pipes, and more.

Mueller Systems Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities Mueller Systems Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities

Municipalities that supply water, electricity or gas – or any combination of the three services – need innovative ways to optimize their operations. The Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for utilities meets that need.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • EPA Outlines Possible Solutions To Looming Perchlorate Limits
    EPA Outlines Possible Solutions To Looming Perchlorate Limits

    The U.S. EPA is gearing up to limit perchlorate in public drinking water systems, so municipalities should start preparing to adopt the appropriate testing and treatment technologies. In a recent report, the agency identified several technologies as the best available to address the perchlorate problem.

  • EPA Claims To Support 'Clean And Safe Water,' Cuts $1.4 Billion From Water Protection
    EPA Claims To Support 'Clean And Safe Water,' Cuts $1.4 Billion From Water Protection

    Americans should feel confident that the water delivered to their homes by a public water system is safe to drink. But when residents of Martin County, Kentucky turn on their taps, the water may be discolored, smell like bleach, and make children itch after bathing.

  • Two Nations, One Water: U.S.-Mexico Experts Work Together For Water
    Two Nations, One Water: U.S.-Mexico Experts Work Together For Water

    Though the elephant in the room (Texas v. New Mexico court case) loomed large, hundreds of water researchers and experts who converged for the second annual Two Nations One Water summit in Las Cruces, NM, quickly went to work to explore water strategies for managing shared water resources amidst drought, climate uncertainties, and population growth.

  • A Fateful Decision: SCOTUS On The Scope Of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
    A Fateful Decision: SCOTUS On The Scope Of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

    The question of liability and oversight pertaining to the pollution of “navigable waters” via groundwater flow is on the docket for the Supreme Court — and on the minds of wastewater treatment operators.

  • 3 Ways To Reduce The Complexity Of Source Water Monitoring

    Source water monitoring is commonly viewed as a sophisticated and expensive task requiring extensive labor and high-tech equipment. Budget-minded municipal water authorities therefore tend to see it as unnecessary unless there’s a significant, imminent threat to source water quality. However, there are low-cost — in many cases, no-cost — methods to monitor source water to determine if looming issues warrant extra attention.

  • Getting A Handle On Sewer Overflows
    Getting A Handle On Sewer Overflows

    Wet weather events are a growing concern for wastewater treatment plant operators, but a new twist on cloth media filtration may provide the answer to their peak flow management problems.

  • EPA's Plan To Regulate Chemical Contaminants In Drinking Water Is A Drop In The Bucket
    EPA's Plan To Regulate Chemical Contaminants In Drinking Water Is A Drop In The Bucket

    After more than a year of community meetings and deliberations, the U.S. EPA announced in February 2019 that it would begin the process of regulating two drinking water contaminants, seeking to stem a growing national public health crisis. If EPA follows through, this would be the first time in nearly 20 years that it has set an enforceable standard for a new chemical contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

  • How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018
    How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018

    Keeping an eye on what happens with domestic oil and gas regulation is a bit like herding cats. We’ve seen encouraging progress on air quality issues related to oil and gas, but an equally critical front that’s seen major action is protection of our land and water resources.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Water Utilities:  Successes in Transforming Data Into Action
    Water Utilities: Successes in Transforming Data Into Action

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases  that have embraced and leveraged  digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using  real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  • The Connected Water Utility – Part 1
    The Connected Water Utility – Part 1

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities who have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll discover that by creating a data strategy and using real-time data your water utility will drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  • The Connected Water Utility – Part 2: Use Cases
    The Connected Water Utility – Part 2: Use Cases

    This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases that have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

  • White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation
    White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation

    Carl Alexander, the GIS Director for White House Utility District describes how the utility integrated and used data from the PI System and ArcGIS to recover $900,000 in water being lost through leaks and reduced data prep time from 6 hours to ten minutes.

  • Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs
    Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs

    Thames Water focuses on extracting value from specific combinations of structured and unstructured business data together with real-time operational data provided by Thames' PI System from across more than 3000 plant and 140,000 km of water and sewerage networks.

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