SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

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

  • BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy
    BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy

    With a 2,400 square mile service area and approximately 40,000 customers to serve in southeastern Illinois, EJ Water Cooperative was having difficulties scheduling the nearly 4,000-mile monthly drive to complete a meter reading cycle. The rising cost of their aging system and the need to reduce operating costs prompted the search for a new meter reading system.

  • Sprung A Leak? Smart Water Meters To The Rescue

    A few months ago I logged into my online utility account and noticed it was more than twice the amount I usually pay, all of the excess going to water. Given the kind of work I do, I scour my bill every month, comparing electric and water usage month-to-month and over the course of the year.

  • Putting The Deep Freeze On Faulty Meter Box Valves
    Putting The Deep Freeze On Faulty Meter Box Valves

    This fall, the Prince William County Service Authority began using a device called a freeze kit, which temporarily freezes water service lines in order to replace angle valves in meter boxes.

  • 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.

  • Xylem Thinks Expansion In $1.7B Sensus Acquisition
    Xylem Thinks Expansion In $1.7B Sensus Acquisition

    Customers in the water industry are constantly looking for ways to overcome a range of established and emerging challenges, which include, for example, water stress, decreased budgets, and aging infrastructure.

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AMI, AMR, AND METERING PRODUCTS

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.

Sensus Essential Water Analytics Sensus Essential Water Analytics

Sensus Essential Water Analytics is a bundle of applications that give you the core meter data management performance you need – affordably and quickly – without the high cost, commitment to enterprise-wide integration and seemingly endless learning curve.

Aclara RF Network Water & Gas DCU Aclara RF Network Water & Gas DCU

The Aclara RF Network Data Collector Unit II (DCU) for water and gas utilities enhances your AMI network by providing reliable and flexible, two-way communications for water and gas meters.

Mueller Systems 420 RDM: Remote Disconnect Meter Mueller Systems 420 RDM: Remote Disconnect Meter

420 RDM enables utilities to remotely manage water services through the Mi.Net® Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities--Mueller Systems' fixed 2-way AMI system--or from the safety of their vehicles.

BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)<br> Managed Solution BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
Managed Solution

The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter brings a new level of utility-optimizing information to light. The BEACON AMA managed solution combines the power of the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® Cellular/Fixed Network technology to provide utility management with greater visibility and control.

Mueller Systems MegaNet&trade; High Power AMI Mueller Systems MegaNet™ High Power AMI

Mueller Systems extends its commitment to providing utilities with smart metering solutions designed to increase efficiencies, conserve energy and water, and improve customer service, with the addition of MegaNet™, a high-powered, long-range, fixed-network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. The MegaNet system complements Mueller Systems’ other metering solutions, including the Mi.Net® infrastructure network AMI system and HotRod™ automated meter reading solution.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AND INSIGHT FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Knowledge Transfer For Water’s Better Informed Future

    Water industry managers are caught in a squeeze. On one hand, they need to capture institutional knowledge from long-term baby boomer employees before they retire. At the same time, they need to manage current operations optimally and attract and train next-generation replacements. Here is how advanced analytics solutions are making it easier to achieve all those goals while improving business outcomes.

  • A Comprehensive Software Tool For Assessing Risk At Wastewater Treatment Plants
    A Comprehensive Software Tool For Assessing Risk At Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Understanding risk is the first step to combating system failure and protecting the public and the environment from unsafe water.

  • WaterGEMS® Prioritizes Manila Water Facilities For Disaster Resiliency And Contingency Plan
    WaterGEMS® Prioritizes Manila Water Facilities For Disaster Resiliency And Contingency Plan

    Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines experience frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and typhoons that cause catastrophic losses. Manila Water Company, Inc., prepared a Natural Calamity Risk Resiliency and Mitigation Masterplan to ensure that there is a reliable water supply in the event of a natural disaster for the service area covering the East Zone of Metro Manila (the National Capital Region) and Rizal Province. 

  • Overcoming The Challenges Of Finding The Right SCADA Software

    The city of Altamonte Springs, FL, is located just north of Orlando and is home to more than 43,000 people. The city’s Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Division is responsible for the operation of a 25 million gallon-per-day capacity aerobic wastewater treatment plant, four water treatment plants, and approximately 80 lift stations spread out across the city.

  • How To Approach Cybersecurity With Confidence
    How To Approach Cybersecurity With Confidence

    As digitalization continues to grow in the water and wastewater industry, cybersecurity becomes an increasingly important responsibility.

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SCADA AND AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

VTScada Application Version Control VTScada Application Version Control

Standard Component – Only VTScada includes pre-configured change management that allows you to easily see all configuration by all users and instantly roll back anything in seconds. It is increasingly impractical to shut down modern mission-critical SCADA systems in order to configure them. Developing on live systems has the added benefit of allowing you to work with real I/O. Application Version Control (AVC)* provides the freedom to configure in real-time in a multi-developer environment knowing you can instantly roll back any change.

Rental Program Rental Program

Get flow and pressure data without lifting a finger. Technology, installation, data services, and support can all be rented through the HUB, Matchpoint’s premier rental program.

Water Network Optimization Suite Water Network Optimization Suite

The Water Network Optimization Suite by Schneider Electric provides water utilities an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future-time” by enabling operators to be forewarned of critical situations in the network so that immediate actions to prevent or mitigate service disruptions can be taken with enough lead time.

ABB Ability™ For Flood Barriers ABB Ability™ For Flood Barriers

Protecting coastal cities through accurate flood prevention solutions.

Sanitaire Solids Inventory Management System (SIMS) by Xylem Sanitaire Solids Inventory Management System (SIMS) by Xylem

Controlling system biomass is a key component to meeting consistent, high quality effluent in the activated sludge process. Of the available strategies for activated sludge process control, maintaining a constant sludge age or solids retention time (SRT) is a very effective tool.

Network Monitoring And Data Analytics Network Monitoring And Data Analytics

We offer monitoring of potable and/or wastewater networks. The technology we deploy retrieves data from the monitored areas, generating meaningful information. This information is included in the “Continual Condition Assessment” part of our Risk Management services.

Wireless Underground Monitoring Wireless Underground Monitoring

The Ru-32mA is a versatile eight channel RTU that can be supplied with one or two pressure sensors and can interface  up to two digital inputs (pulse and/or event), one 4-20mA current loop from a process instrument, one analog voltage or potentiometer input, and two additional inputs to capture the encoded register reading of single or dual water meters such as master meters and compound meters. 

Smarter Water Management Smarter Water Management

Aquavista™ offers a wide and flexible range of digital solutions that respond to your challenges. From operators to management, Aquavista™ provides your plant personnel with a tool to efficiently manage plants and water treatment equipment.

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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • WRF Hosts Capitol Hill, State-Of-The-Science Briefing On Harmful Algal Blooms
    WRF Hosts Capitol Hill, State-Of-The-Science Briefing On Harmful Algal Blooms

    To make informed decisions about how to limit exposure to cyanotoxins, utilities need information to select and implement a comprehensive and technically sound management approach. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has been actively involved in developing effective innovative solutions to help utilities address this challenge and protect public health.

  • How Giving Legal Rights To Nature Could Help Reduce Toxic Algae Blooms In Lake Erie
    How Giving Legal Rights To Nature Could Help Reduce Toxic Algae Blooms In Lake Erie

    August and September are peak months for harmful blooms of algae in western Lake Erie. This year’s outbreak covered more than 620 square miles by mid-August. These blooms, which can kill fish and pets and threaten public health, are driven mainly by agricultural pollution and increasingly warm waters due to climate change.

  • Perception vs. Reality: The Facts About U.S. Lead Exposures
    Perception vs. Reality: The Facts About U.S. Lead Exposures

    The lessons of Flint should be well heeded, and lead mitigation continued, but the big-picture story of lead exposures in the U.S. is a tale of tremendous progress.

  • A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater
    A Biological Solution To Ammonia and Other Regulated Contaminants In Groundwater

    Ammonia is a naturally occurring compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. As a key ingredient in many fertilizers, the most common way that it infiltrates source water and causes water treatment plant (WTP) problems is as agricultural runoff. Fortunately, new biological treatments can now handle ammonia and frequently co-occurring compounds such as iron and manganese all in one process.

  • The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal
    The Natural Way: Biological Treatment For Groundwater Contaminant Removal

    Nature has long provided guidance to simple and sustainable ways to manage environmental challenges. Biological treatment of potable water is no exception. As more water is required to support human activity worldwide, sources once considered too contaminated or expensive to treat are quickly becoming necessary options. For groundwater contaminant removal, once again, the laws of nature point the way.

  • Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights: Smart Irrigation Starts With Smart Choices
    Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights: Smart Irrigation Starts With Smart Choices

    As we celebrate Smart Irrigation Month, it's a great time to highlight not only smart technologies, but the smart people and smart decisions behind them. One remarkably smart tool that ties all three of those elements together is the Irrigation Consumer Bill of Rights by Dr. Charles Burt of the Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC) at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo.

  • 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.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

  • Manage Emergency Response Capability
    Manage Emergency Response Capability

    Hydraulic modelers, planners, and operators can use a network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, effective options to address pipe bursts, power outages, fires, and other urgent events.

  • OpenFlows WaterOPS Overview
    OpenFlows WaterOPS Overview

    OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions.

  • It’s Time To Rethink Wastewater Management
    It’s Time To Rethink Wastewater Management

    It’s time for distributed design in the water industry. Learn how Fluence is changing the game in this short video.

  • Taking Advantage Of The 'Opportunity Of A Lifetime' In Water
    Taking Advantage Of The 'Opportunity Of A Lifetime' In Water

    If you're of the mind that the water industry is staid and stagnant, watch this interview with Xylem's Joe Vesey to have your mind changed. Vesey, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer with Xylem, describes the "massive disruption, massive change, [and] massive value creation" happening broadly across society and business, promising that it's also "going to happen in water." At Xylem, it has already begun.

  • 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.

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