SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR WATER LOSS PREVENTION

The Utility Of Location: How Spatial Analytics Saved A Water Company Thousands
The Utility Of Location: How Spatial Analytics Saved A Water Company Thousands

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.

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

  • Primayer Equipment Propels A Leak Detection Program
    Primayer Equipment Propels A Leak Detection Program

    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.

  • Leak Detection Theory: Optimizing Performance With MLOG Detecting leaks in a water distribution system is based upon measuring sound vibrations that travel down distribution pipes.
  • Echologics LeakTuner - Acoustic Leak Listening Device Datasheet
    Echologics LeakTuner - Acoustic Leak Listening Device Datasheet

    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. 

  • STAR® ZoneScan Leak Detection System Datasheet

    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.

  • Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization
    Leveraging Water Network Data For System Management Prioritization

    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.

  • Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection
    Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection

    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

  • An Example Set: WHUD
    An Example Set: WHUD

    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.

  • Case Study: United Water New Jersey Discovers Large Leak On 42-Inch Water Main With Echologics Transmission Main Leak Detection Service
    Case Study: United Water New Jersey Discovers Large Leak On 42-Inch Water Main With Echologics Transmission Main Leak Detection Service

    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

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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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.

EchoShore®-TX Transmission Main Monitoring EchoShore®-TX Transmission Main Monitoring

While it often starts with a leak, historically many water operators have waited until there is an evident problem or rupture on a critical transmission main to react. Today’s utilities have a proven and cost-effective monitoring option that notifies them with a problem in a main. The EchoShore-TX platform will call, text or email you promptly after detecting a leak or other anomaly. Through monitoring and notification, utility response time can be significantly reduced to help mitigate infrastructure damage and water loss.

EchoShore-DX Permanent Leak Monitoring Platform EchoShore-DX Permanent Leak Monitoring Platform

Early leak detection is vital for distribution systems, with the ability to identify system failure points before they impact customer service levels. When water resources are limited, early leak detection is a valuable tool in reducing non-revenue water and extending pipe asset life. The EchoShore®-DX platform is a fixed leak detection technology that is changing the way water main leaks are identified and repaired.

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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION PODCASTS

  • 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.

  • Non-Invasive Assessment Of Buried Pipe
    Non-Invasive Assessment Of Buried Pipe

    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.

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WATER LOSS AND LEAK DETECTION INDUSTRY UPDATES

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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® 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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