DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

Preparing For “The Big One” – Protecting The Nation’s Water Infrastructure
Preparing For “The Big One” – Protecting The Nation’s Water Infrastructure

The long holiday weekend was filled with news about seismic activity in California and Nevada. An original jolt on Thursday was followed by thousands of aftershocks and an even stronger 7.1 quake on Friday, and tremblers are expected to continue for days.

DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines
    The Case for Trans-Basin Water Pipelines

    Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.

  • The Smarter Water Manager
    The Smarter Water Manager

    Communities around the world are facing a growing storm. Complex challenges including water scarcity, changing demographics, extreme weather patterns, and aging or overly stressed infrastructure are colliding to threaten critical water, energy, transport, enterprise and health networks. The water industry is in the eye of the storm.

  • Achieving Level Pressure At Challenging Points In Distribution Systems
    Achieving Level Pressure At Challenging Points In Distribution Systems

    When drinking water leaves a treatment plant through giant pipes, with the help of huge pumps, the pressure can exceed 200 psi. The high pressure is a necessity because water must travel a long distance in some cases. Water towers scattered throughout the distribution system aid in the process so it can reach all utility customers. The problem is that not all distribution points in a water system are created equal.

  • City Of Santa Fe Water Division Overhauls And Improves System
    City Of Santa Fe Water Division Overhauls And Improves System

    Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, has a scarce and precious water supply. In 2013, Santa Fe’s Water Division became aware its drive-by meter reading system was failing. The Water Division implemented the BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution with ORION Cellular endpoints and E-Series Ultrasonic meters from Badger Meter.

  • 12 Installation Tips For Challenging Pipeline Repairs
    12 Installation Tips For Challenging Pipeline Repairs

    Having to repair old, worn, broken, or leaking pipes is bad enough. Having to revisit the repair location a second time to refurbish the original fix is doubly frustrating. Here are some guidelines for getting the best results from pipeline repair efforts and enhancing the durability of the repair effort to match the anticipated service life of the pipeline itself.

  • First-Time Customer Praises AMERICAN Flow Control’s Valves With ALPHA Ends For Quick Install And Time Saved
    First-Time Customer Praises AMERICAN Flow Control’s Valves With ALPHA Ends For Quick Install And Time Saved

    The estimated 100-year-old small diameter water mains coming westward out of Manning, South Carolina, were beginning to show their age. So when it was determined the South Carolina Department of Transportation would soon be resurfacing SC Highway 261, the city knew it was the optimal time to replace these aging smaller mains. The mains serviced the Clarendon County Courthouse, City Hall, the elementary, middle and high schools and about 60 businesses along SC Highway 261.

  • Veteran Potable Water Superintendent Sees Benefits Of Secondary Containment Equipment To Help Enable Use Of Chlorine Gas For Chlorination
    Veteran Potable Water Superintendent Sees Benefits Of Secondary Containment Equipment To Help Enable Use Of Chlorine Gas For Chlorination

    A veteran potable water production and treatment superintendent, currently overseeing potable water needs for a federal reservation, reports significant benefit from the availability of secondary containment equipment for chlorine gas storage, as part of a management strategy to help enable the use of that chlorination method. 

  • A Guide To Common Applications In Water Distribution Systems
    A Guide To Common Applications In Water Distribution Systems

    This short guide is intended to offer guidance on some of the common problems, applications and questions that arise from using automatic control valves in water systems.

  • Security, Strength: AMERICAN Provides Products Of Choice For Major Highway Project In Augusta, Georgia
    Security, Strength: AMERICAN Provides Products Of Choice For Major Highway Project In Augusta, Georgia

    Work is roughly 50 percent complete on a $30-million-plus upgrade of what is considered the most dangerous stretch of road in Augusta, Georgia.

  • Water Utilities Slow To Embrace Smart Meter Technologies Water utilities appear to be under water when it comes to conservation efforts and adopting new technologies to help customers monitor water usage. Although water is viewed as a precious resource around the globe, little is being done to save water in North America.
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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION APPLICATION NOTES

  • Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note
    Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note

    The simplicity of the compact, battery-powered Telog HPR-31 enables you to put it to work within minutes of unpacking. Once installed, the Telog HPR-31 measures water pressure at user programmable rates up to four samples per second with its internal pressure transducer. You can determine how often such data is summarized for reporting. The recorder computes any combination of minimum, average and maximum pressure measurement at each interval according to your selection of statistics and recording intervals. Recorded data may be gathered via an RS-232 connector using a handheld device or a laptop.

  • Pipe Repair On A Budget

    A new pipe-repair solution promises to save time and money, while also being sustainable, long-lasting, fully scalable, and safe for workers.

  • Accurately Measuring Network Leakage
    Accurately Measuring Network Leakage

    The pressures of supplying a growing global population mean that the world’s water supplies need to be managed more closely than ever.

  • Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note
    Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note

    Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) are used throughout water distribution systems to reduce pipeline pressure to a predetermined set point. This decreases water loss and prevents pipe breaks.

  • How To Read An Encoder
    How To Read An Encoder

    The HR-E LCD encoder has a 9-digit Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to show consumption, flow and alarm information. The display automatically toggles between 9-digit and 6-digit consumption, rate of flow and meter model.

  • Leak Detection Using Conductivity
    Leak Detection Using Conductivity

    Virtually all industries from food and beverage to chemical processing use heat exchangers, condensers,or jacketed vessels. Leakage of the process into the cooling water represents a loss of product and can be a source of fouling or corrosion in the cooling water system.

  • Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications
    Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications

    Some wastewater applications require chlorine residuals greater than can be effectively monitored using DPD due to the oxidation of the Wurster dye to a colorless Imine. Such applications include industrial wastewater processes that inherently have a high chlorine demand thereby requiring a more robust monitoring method.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS

Seeq Organizer Seeq Organizer

Organizer is Seeq’s application for engineers and managers to assemble and distribute Seeq analyses as reports, dashboards, and web pages.

HbMAG Magnetic Flow Meter HbMAG Magnetic Flow Meter
Conservation, operational efficiency and versatility are important to municipalities as they look for new ways to optimize service.
Innov8 Digital Register Innov8 Digital Register

DESIGN
The water utility industry is changing as the cost of treating and delivering water is constantly rising. Utilities need to be more efficient while utilizing fewer resources. Increased consumer awareness and higher water bills must be met with responsive customer service. Information is being demanded to analyze billing reads and consumption patterns. Large end-users are looking for techniques to assist with conservation and cost controls. Clearly, demands upon water industry professionals are increasing.

OMNI™ Turbo (T²) Water Meters OMNI™ Turbo (T²) Water Meters

Improve accuracy range and extend meter service life for schools, hospitals, retail centers and other general commercial applications with our OMNI™ Turbo (T²), one of the most technologically advanced water meters on the market today. And you don’t have be concerned about sustained flow rates because there are no restrictions, thanks to its continuous operating range. OMNI T² meters are made of epoxy-coated ductile iron and are available in 1.5″-10″ sizes.

Seeq Workbench Seeq Workbench

Workbench is Seeq’s application for engineers engaged in diagnostic, descriptive, and predictive analytics with process manufacturing data.

OMNI™ Compound (C²) Water Meters OMNI™ Compound (C²) Water Meters

Improve your accuracy ranges in schools, hospitals, retail centers and more with our OMNI™ Compound (C²) water meters. The most technologically advanced, large water meters on the market, OMNI C² meters provide longer service life than all other comparable meters. And you don’t have to be concerned about sustained flow rates because there are no restrictions, thanks to their continuous operating range. These meters are similar to our OMNI™ Turbo (T²) models, but OMNI C² meters have a wider flow range.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • Denver Water Proposes Innovative Plan To Remove An Estimated 75,000 Lead Service Lines In 15 Years
    Denver Water Proposes Innovative Plan To Remove An Estimated 75,000 Lead Service Lines In 15 Years

    Recently, Denver Water’s board approved its proposed “Lead Reduction Program Plan” to fully replace the estimated 75,000 lead service lines (LSLs) in their system within 15 years. The plan is an innovative solution that will remove the primary source of lead within Denver Water’s system, while avoiding the use of orthophosphate that can further exacerbate nutrient pollution problems in rivers, streams, and oceans.

  • Water Stays In The Pipes Longer In Shrinking Cities — A Challenge For Public Health
    Water Stays In The Pipes Longer In Shrinking Cities — A Challenge For Public Health

    The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.

  • 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.

  • Meter To Cash: Turning Water Into Dollars
    Meter To Cash: Turning Water Into Dollars

    When speaking with anyone who works for a water utility their priorities quickly become apparent. Water quality and reliability, intractably related to each other, form the core mission of any water utility. Without maintaining water quality and safety, customers may become sick or worse.

  • IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know
    IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know

    When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the sometimes conservative water industry, there may be considerable hand-wringing over incorporating IoT into your pump process. Some of the most oft-asked questions — from implementation trends through start-up and ownership — are assembled and answered here.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION VIDEOS

KC Water's Water Main Replacement Program Reduces Main Breaks 60%

KC Water is strategically and systematically replacing old water mains. Those in the most need get replaced first.

CIPP Installation Process Animation CIPP Installation Process Animation

IPR'S CIPP liner system for gravity-flow sewers and culverts is the most proven, cost-effective trenchless pipeline rehabilitation system in the industry. It is also the most widely specified form of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation.

Lead Poisioning Disaster: How To Fix It

Lead poisoning water service lines are turning up around the globe at an alarming rate leaving millions angry. ePIPE's innovative technology creates a new pipe barrier inside the service lines eliminating water contact with the lead service lines.

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

$600 Million Plan To Help Flint Proposed By Senate Democrats

A group of Congressional Democratic lawmakers from Michigan has proposed legislation to provide $600 million in financial assistance to help Flint deal with its current water crisis.

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