Today’s data driven utilities are paving the way for smart water systems through their use of location intelligence. Location influences all aspects of managing water — from protecting a sustainable supply to delivering safe drinking water. At Esri’s upcoming User Conference, which brings together more than 18,000 geographic information system (GIS) professionals from across the globe, utility companies will gather together to share successes and best practices regarding the myriad ways instituting spatial analytics technology has benefited their operations.
The 2010 Water Stewardship Act enacted by the state of Georgia has accelerated several utilities’ water loss and control programs. Provoked by the Act and the Water Supply Efficient Improvement Plan mandating that “by July 1, 2016, Public water systems shall develop and conduct a water loss control program to investigate, assess, and implement efforts to improve water supply efficiency,” Columbus Water Works (CWW) set out to develop a comprehensive plan for not only meeting, but exceeding the required objectives.
Accurate and innovative, the LeakTuner leak-listening device locates leaks in water distribution pipelines. The range can be set to eliminate other sources of noise to discern even the quietest leaks.
Find and fix 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.
KUB's water system has experienced 30 percent to 35 percent non-revenue water over the past 10 years; hard-to-find underground leaks are the big culprit. Reducing leaks improves customer service, increases operational efficiency, reduces expenses for chemicals and power, and has other benefits.
Water — our most precious resource — is depleted globally by multiple activities. Common uses include drinking water, fire protection, agricultural/irrigation, manufacturing, food processing, etc. As our global population continues to increase, so does the need for fresh water supply. As a dynamic resource with many universal commitments, it is not surprising, with so many different global variables, that water scarcity is becoming a concern for both developed and developing countries. By Michelle Pawlowicz, marketing specialist, McCrometer
In 2007, White House Utility District (WHUD), a water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses in Tennessee, faced a dilemma: how to meet a projected growing demand for water within the budget and capital constraints faced by municipal and mid-sized utilities everywhere.
United Water New Jersey (UWNJ), a subsidiary of United Water, one of the leading water and wastewater service providers in the United States, provides water services to more than 800,000 people throughout Bergen and Hudson counties and surrounding areas. By Mueller Water Products
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.
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.
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.
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.
There can be few things worse than having your customer-base in a drought-plagued state like California watch as thousands of gallons of freshly-treated drinking water erupt from a burst main. In a world where water is becoming increasingly precious, utilities are becoming more proactive in identifying leaks and fixing problems before catastrophes occur.
Pipeline maintenance and non-revenue water reduction get a boost from far-out resources.
New technology helps utilities meet the challenges of maintaining a safe and adequate public water supply.
A Q&A with Gary Wong, chairman of the SWAN North American Alliance
Operational savings realized through high-tech leak detection techniques could pay for your utility’s advanced leak detection equipment.
Baltimore has released new figures counting out just how much water the city is losing to leaks and other problems.
The landscape is changing for water consumers and suppliers and the delivery systems that connect them, with data and analytics forging the path ahead.
In the agriculture sector today, where water usage reporting is increasingly becoming a requirement for irrigation system operators that divert water in regulated areas from ground and surface sources, accurate metering is critical.
Any water utility that has to impose restrictions due to water scarcity appreciates the value of conservation. On the other hand, there are utilities that — knowingly or unknowingly — permit as much as 20 to 40 percent of their treated water to trickle away without collecting a cent for it. If you have experienced either extreme, but are not already using advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), what’s holding you back? Before dismissing AMI as being too costly, too technical, or too difficult to implement, consider the following cost-benefit opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
An interview with Mark Loveday, Manager, European Region and Mark Nicol, Business Development Manager - Asia Pacific.
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.
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.
The City of San Diego has awarded a multi-million, five-year consulting contract to DNV GL, which provides the Synergi Water hydraulic modeling software solution for improvement of water quality and reduction of leaks.
Anglian Water has awarded the management of its third party standpipes to Aquam, a global provider of risk mitigation technologies for water and energy transmission and distribution assets.
Preparing for a drier future: England’s water infrastructure needs – published today by the National Infrastructure Commission – the body set up to make recommendations to Government about the country’s long term infrastructure needs.
Learn how to improve your bottom-line by reducing leaks in distribution systems and aligning your pumping routines with the variable electricity rates of your supplier.
TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Event Management solutions for the water industry, and GUTERMANN, a world leader in acoustic leak detection technology, are teaming up to deliver a comprehensive data-driven solution for improving efficiency.
The second largest water utility in New South Wales, Australia, Hunter Water Corporation, has selected TaKaDu’s Integrated Event Management solution as part of its concerted efforts to achieve total water efficiency.