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

  • A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management
    A Smarter Future For Water Distribution And Non-Revenue Water Management

    The landscape is changing for water consumers and suppliers and the delivery systems that connect them, with data and analytics forging the path ahead.

  • 4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities
    4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities

    The bigger water utilities have the resources, but small utilities face many of the same problems — namely failing pipeline infrastructure and water loss. So what are the solutions and best practices within small utilities’ grasp? One small utility shared its successful approach to controlling water loss as guidance for those with similar struggles.

  • Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns
    Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns

    Election season is in full swing and while it may not be the “hottest” topic being debated amongst presidential candidates, the topic of water isn’t being ignored as we approach November. Several candidates have addressed the challenges plaguing water and wastewater systems nationwide.

  • Water Meter Data Management — To Sink Or SWIM (Part 1)
    Water Meter Data Management — To Sink Or SWIM (Part 1)

    The role of a Meter Data Management System (MDMS) is not well defined within the water industry. Many products on the market claim to provide MDM functionality, but few people understand the value of what these systems offer. To understand how this confusion has come about and what can be done to address data management needs in the water industry, we need to first examine the evolution of the MDM within a System for Water Information Management (SWIM).

  • Flow Monitoring, Pressure Management, And Healthy Water Systems
    Flow Monitoring, Pressure Management, And Healthy Water Systems

    There are two practices that can help water utilities identify broken segments of their systems and reduce the nonrevenue water that results. Amidst the nation’s current infrastructure crisis, they are exercises worth considering.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

STAR® Network For Gas Utilities STAR® Network For Gas Utilities

The STAR Network for gas utilities offers two-way communications that go beyond AMR by securely and accurately reading gas meters electronically – without meter readers, drive-by vans, or handhelds.

OCTAVE® Ultrasonic Water Measurement System OCTAVE® Ultrasonic Water Measurement System

Now available in sizes 2" to 12", the Octave Ultrasonic Meter offers highly advanced, all-digital technology and achieves precise measurement without any moving parts to ensure optimum revenue.

SmartPoint® 520M Pit Set Module SmartPoint® 520M Pit Set Module

The SmartPoint® 520M pit set module is a radio transceiver designed for use in submersible, pit set environments. With true two-way communication ability, it serves as a walk-by endpoint, drive-by endpoint, fixed-base endpoint or any combination of those. This versatility gives you highly flexible data collection options and simplifies both current operations and network evolution.

STAR® Network Through-The-Lid Antenna STAR® Network Through-The-Lid Antenna

Aclara’s through-the-lid antenna lets you choose how to install communications modules in meter pits. You decide whether to reuse current metal lids or replace them with RF-permeable ones. Modules installed with the antenna provide equivalent communications performance to those mounted under RF-permeable lids.

STAR® 3300 Water MTU STAR® 3300 Water MTU

The 3300 water MTU supports up to 8-digit registers and delivers time-stamped reads on a time-synchronized network, allowing for advanced water distribution management.

Mueller Systems Integral Hot Rod™ Mueller Systems Integral Hot Rod™

The Integral HOT ROD™ is a high performance, transmitter designed for mobile AMR.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Advancing Management Of Urban Water Infrastructure
    Advancing Management Of Urban Water Infrastructure

    A wide range of issues can disrupt the normal functioning of an urban water system, such as storms and other natural disasters, pollution, physical damage, cyber incidents, aging and insufficient infrastructure, and rapid urban growth.

  • Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again
    Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again

    When the Village of Romeoville underwent a major upgrade to their SCADA system, they also decided to move to the latest version of the monitoring & control software that they had used successfully for many years. This version included features designed specifically for the water/wastewater industry. In this article, a former Head of the Water Department (*) explains why the utility continues to push for the latest HMI version and how this helps them overcome many of the issues related to maintaining a long-running SCADA system. By Christopher Little

  • Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, And Responding
    Emergencies: Preventing, Preparing, And Responding

    Population health is a primary concern of water utilities, whether water demands are typical (daily demands) or an out-of-the ordinary event occurs and threatens the continuous, safe supply of potable water. Water utilities must be prepared to respond to emergencies before they occur, and this is where hydraulic modeling can be particularly useful.

  • Kevin Costner’s New Waterworld: Advancing Treatment Technology
    Kevin Costner’s New Waterworld: Advancing Treatment Technology

    The actor is behind a company that has introduced advanced membrane technology to overcome water treatment challenges.

  • BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Technology Future
    BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Technology Future

    Technologies which could transform the shape of the water industry of the future will be on show at the fifth BlueTech Forum, to be held in San Francisco.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

SCADA Systems SCADA Systems
Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. offers design and development of Electrical Control Panels and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems, targeted for wastewater treatment equipment and processes
Model 2SC-PCO Dual Solenoid Control Valve For Positioning & SCADA Model 2SC-PCO Dual Solenoid Control Valve For Positioning & SCADA

The Singer models 106-2SC-PCO and 206-2SC-PCO dual solenoid electronic valves are based on the Singer model 106-PG or 206-PG main valve.

SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades

Aquatech’s WMS field service staff has extensive experience in developing solutions to today’s modern controls advances and integration issues. We can provide support as well as parts for upgrading your PLC , troubleshooting PLC/HMI problems, integrating new equipment into your control scheme, or even engineering an advanced control system to replace antiquated equipment. We specialize in water treatment systems, but have the capability to serve any industry.

Mueller Systems Mi.Host Utility Interface Mueller Systems Mi.Host Utility Interface

Within the Mi.Net System--Mueller Systems' fixed 2-way AMI system--the Mi.Host server collects data from and controls all Mi.Hub fixed-location, data collectors.

<B>Micro Drainage</b> Micro Drainage

Micro Drainage software enables sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS, WSUDS, LIDs) to be designed, audited and tested for exceedance.

FlowMaster FlowMaster

Doing hydraulic calculations in a spreadsheet is an error-prone process.

Ignition Industrial Automation Software Ignition Industrial Automation Software

Connect, Design, Deploy Without Limits!
Ignition is unlimited, so for the low cost of one server license you can seamlessly connect all your data, design any kind of industrial application with ease, and instantly web-deploy unlimited clients to anyone, anywhere — all from one universal platform for industrial automation.

Remote Pressure Monitoring System Remote Pressure Monitoring System

Several years ago, Mueller began a journey to develop a user friendly and cost-effective technology to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within a potable water distribution system. The technology involves threading a sensor onto a corporation valve to transmit pressure readings. The pressure sensor, typically installed two (2) per District Metering Area (DMA), reports at user-defined intervals via cellular service and a Mueller-hosted secure web server. Beginning with pressure monitoring, Mueller has created a communications backbone that utilities can integrate into its monitoring systems or use as a stand-alone monitoring platform. This technology is currently available in North America.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Turbidity’s Role In EPA Compliance
    Turbidity’s Role In EPA Compliance

    Turbidity measurement is both a nebulous, oft-misunderstood concept and the master link in a chain of events affecting U.S. EPA drinking water compliance. It can influence, or be influenced by, almost every other link in a water treatment process. Here is a quick overview of turbidity’s relationship to drinking water compliance standards and some tips for keeping a water treatment process in balance.

  • California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use
    California Legislature Moves Toward More Efficient Water Use

    California is one step closer to a more resilient and secure water future for our communities, environment, and economy thanks to the passage of two bills in Sacramento this week.  

  • Science Experts Tell EPA To Regulate Toxic Perchlorate
    Science Experts Tell EPA To Regulate Toxic Perchlorate

    One of the many travesties in the failure to properly protect drinking water in the United States is EPA’s decades-long inability to set an enforceable drinking standard for perchlorate, a chemical that harms the thyroid — critical for normal growth and development — and that contaminates drinking water systems serving over 17 million people in the U.S. 

  • What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?
    What Did Rural America Do To Deserve This?

    By now, just about everyone in the U.S. has heard about Flint, Michigan’s water woes. Despite the many issues raised by that incident, urban water systems are not the sole reason the 2017 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the U.S. drinking water infrastructure an overall “D” grade. Hidden within that disheartening rating are the harsh realities faced by rural water systems.

  • Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners
    Overcoming Collaboration Barriers Between Water Professionals And Land Planners

    Water Research Foundation (WRF) research examines successes and challenges for “One Water” management of resources and long-term sustainability.

  • Binational Water Leaders Explore Future Solutions At Two Nations One Water Border Summit
    Binational Water Leaders Explore Future Solutions At Two Nations One Water Border Summit

    One thing was certain after the Two Nations One Water: U.S.-Mexico Border Water Summit concluded March 2 at El Paso Water’s TecH2O Learning Center. Policymakers, researchers and industry experts from both sides of the border care deeply about water sustainability and are committed to solutions to ensure the long-term vitality of their respective communities. About 300 convened at the two-day event, eager and ready to work together.

  • Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA
    Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA

    It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?

  • How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?
    How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?

    PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • GIS Solution Chosen To Streamline Utility In Huntsville, AL
    GIS Solution Chosen To Streamline Utility In Huntsville, AL

    Huntsville Utilities is a multi-utility that had three different engineering departments using three sets of software for their designs and instruction drawings. Watch the video to learn how the utility chose Bentley Systems’ GIS Solution as a design and management tool to streamline design and speed up the design process.

  • Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis
    Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis

    Bentley’s Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis solution provides decision support capabilities to optimize network capacity and improve operations.  Hydraulic analysis allows you to evaluate capacity, identify bottlenecks in your existing or proposed piping and pumping networks, and design improvements needed to accommodate the growing demand for service and emergency response.

  • Stormwater Modeling and Analysis
    Stormwater Modeling and Analysis

    Bentley’s Stormwater Modeling and Analysis solution enables designers to analyze and explore innovative stormwater design options and efficiently manage project deliverables.  Using hydrologic and hydraulic calculations helps you understand how rainfall translates into stormwater runoff and interacts with streets, channels, pipes, ponds and related stormwater infrastructure.

  • Prolagos – Innovative Use Of WaterGEMS
    Prolagos – Innovative Use Of WaterGEMS

    Prolagos, a subsidiary of Aegea, provides water and sewerage services to five municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The 2041 Master Plan project aims to expand the water supply system for Região dos Lagos (Region of the Lakes) over short-, medium-, and long-term horizons. In the short term, Prolagos built 4 large pumping stations, 30 requlation tanks, and a new trunk main spanning 300 km that will increase the transport capacity by 30%, reduce energy consumption by 55% and deal with seasonal population fluctuations.

  • CivilStorm - All-In-One Stormwater Management
    CivilStorm - All-In-One Stormwater Management

    CivilStorm can accurately model a wide range of stormwater infrastructure configurations and hydraulic elements arrangements, from closed conduits and channels, to ponds and outlets, and low impact development controls.

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