Condition Assessment

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

April 11, 2019 at 9:42 am 0 comments

By Paul Gagliardo Water utilities are constantly looking for new technologies and tools to ensure potable water is produced and delivered in a cost effective and safe manner. Due to aging linear underground assets, transmission and distribution pipelines, utilities must invest a significant amount of money in their repair and replacement.Read More

GASB 34 Reporting of the Value of Buried Infrastructure

GASB 34 Reporting of the Value of Buried Infrastructure

March 20, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Assess and Monetize the Condition of Water Mains By Doug Hatler & Greg Baird Asset Management practices combined with the latest condition assessment tools using artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, to assess the condition of buried water mains provides a new method forRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

February 11, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Fracta, a technology company applying machine learning to aging water infrastructure, has extended the capabilities of its Likelihood of Failure (LOF) software to include Consequence of Failure (COF) and Business Risk Exposure (BRE). With LOF, COF and BRE, Fracta technology helps enable water utilities to assess and monetize the business riskRead More

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

January 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company and provider of leak detection and condition assessment technology for water utilities, has announced he is leaving the company he started to pursue a new opportunity. “After founding Echologics 15 years ago, and eight years after beingRead More

Flint Water

Flint awards leak detection contract to Utilis

December 21, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

The City of Flint, Mich., has taken a step towards ensuring the stability of its water infrastructure by partnering with Utilis Inc., to locate leaks in the city’s potable water system. Along with the city’s FAST Start initiative, the leak detection program is helping Flint rebuild its reputation in waterRead More

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

November 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for $140 million in cash. Krausz Industries provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand forRead More

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

September 4, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Prioritizing Your Aging Water Infrastructure Needs through a Systematic, Comprehensive Approach By Ahmad Habibian The deteriorating state of the nation’s water infrastructure has resulted in premature failures, costly emergency repairs and negative publicity. Given the limited availability of resources, utilities are looking for cost-effective condition assessment technologies that allow them toRead More

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Asset management can be a gradual process, but condition assessment requires more than a superficial scan of system components. News media report the big infrastructure failures. Whether we manage water systems or tap into them, we hear about major water main breaks, tunnel collapses and facility mishaps. But if youRead 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