Condition Assessment

Call for Abstracts! Water Asset Management Conference

Call for Abstracts! Water Asset Management Conference

July 19, 2018 at 9:04 am 0 comments

Organizers of the Water Asset Management Conference Online are accepting abstracts for the conference’s upcoming Fall Series in November 2018. Abstracts should be 150-200 words describing the scope of the proposed 45-minute presentation on a topic relating to water/wastewater utility asset management. Abstracts can be emailed directly to Andrew Farr, associate editorRead More

Mueller’s ‘Jones’ hydrant gets pressure monitoring, leak detection capabilities

Mueller’s ‘Jones’ hydrant gets pressure monitoring, leak detection capabilities

June 18, 2018 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc., announced the release of a “smarter” hydrant at the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) ACE18 conference in Las Vegas this month. The new hydrant provides life-saving fire protection and also monitors pressure and detects leaks in the water distribution system, 24 hours a day, seven daysRead More

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

June 11, 2018 at 7:55 am 0 comments

How Digital Technology Can Be the Fundamental Agent of Change in the Modernization of Global Water Infrastructure By Gigi Karmous-Edwards & Will Sarni Global water infrastructure is underfunded. It is in need of repair, replacement and expansion to ensure access to water for sustained economic development, business growth and publicRead More

Hydromax USA acquires Miller Pipetech 

Hydromax USA acquires Miller Pipetech 

April 2, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

In March, Hydromax USA acquired Miller Pipetech, an environmental services company specializing in pipeline condition assessment for wastewater and natural gas utilities. The acquisition of Miller Pipetech’s technical service division will enable Hydromax USA to increase its capacity to deliver on its high-demand, suite of service solutions for both critical gasRead More

NASSCO appoints new executive director

NASSCO appoints new executive director

March 20, 2018 at 9:40 am 0 comments

The executive board of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has announced the appointment of Sheila Joy as its new executive director, effective April 2, 2018. Joy will report to NASSCO’s Board of Directors and lead NASSCO in its ongoing mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenanceRead More

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

March 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

The Bureau of Reclamation has launched a new prize competition seeking innovative methods and technologies to detect leaks and flaws in large buried pipelines that deliver water for municipal, industrial, and agricultural uses. Currently, no practical method exists to detect leaks and flaws in large diameter pipelines. For example, leaksRead More

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

March 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A new study from Utah State University (USU) examines the increasing number of water main breaks across the United States and Canada, as well as associated pipe materials and what the trend could mean for the future of water infrastructure. The study, titled “Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study,”Read More

Technology Stream — February 2018

Technology Stream — February 2018

February 26, 2018 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Check out some of the innovative products sent our way this month as we feature condition assessment. Hydromax USA Pipeline Condition Assessment Technology (p-CAT) p-CAT from Hydromax USA is a non-invasive, non-destructive, reliable and safe method of performing pipeline condition assessment while the system is in operation. OftenRead More

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

DeBoda resigns as NASSCO executive director

January 16, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Board of The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has accepted the resignation of Ted DeBoda, P.E., as its executive director. DeBoda will continue his role as a Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) Master Trainer and will provide consulting services to ensure a smooth transition. “At this juncture of myRead More

Flow Metering Tips & Best Practices

Flow Metering Tips & Best Practices

December 27, 2017 at 7:15 am 0 comments

Choosing the Right Flow Meter & How It Can Directly Impact Revenue By Paul Alleman Managing the operations of a water treatment plant requires making decisions that affect processes, employees and revenue. In an industry where time is critical and thousands of residents depend on your plant, it’s easy toRead More