Condition Assessment

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

October 11, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In asking the question, “How much should I spend on pipe condition assessments?” one must first ask about the design, construction, installation and inspection of the pipeline. Pipe Installation Considerations If you did not install pipes correctly, you are already, on average, losing 20 to 50 percentRead More

City of Durham, N.C., Improves Water Quality with 3-in-1 Pressure Monitoring, Sampling & Flushing

City of Durham, N.C., Improves Water Quality with 3-in-1 Pressure Monitoring, Sampling & Flushing

October 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

By Nathan Wiles The City of Durham is commit­ted to providing safe drinking water to a service population of more than 289,000. The city’s Depart­ment of Water Management (DWM) ensures the delivery of water to ap­proximately 99,000 service connec­tions through 1,400 miles of water­mains. Lake Michie and Little River ReservoirRead More

Stream of Innovation: Tech, R&D and Current Drivers in Distribution System Management

Stream of Innovation: Tech, R&D and Current Drivers in Distribution System Management

October 4, 2021 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

editor’s note: This article was adapted from a piece that appeared in a 2020 eBook developed by Water Finance & Management sponsored by Mueller. Click here to download the complete eBook. The water utility sector is frequently taking the tem­perature on innovation. When it comes to drinking water, there areRead More

SUE: The Future of Locating Buried Utilities Is Now

SUE: The Future of Locating Buried Utilities Is Now

August 26, 2021 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Joseph Porter Investigating the underground world and depicting the findings has become a significant challenge as an ever-increasing plethora of utility infrastructure continues to age. As more utilities are installed in the ground, it is integral to identify and record information as it relates to gas, fiber, water, telecommunications,Read More

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

Aquarius Spectrum to provide leak detection services in Singapore

July 15, 2021 at 9:56 am 0 comments

Aquarius Spectrum, a provider of water leak detection and pipe condition assessment solutions, will deploy its innovative acoustic monitoring system (AQS-SYS) on Singapore’s drinking water supply network. Aquarius Spectrum’s solution was part of a proposal submitted by its local partner, which was awarded the tender by PUB, Singapore’s National WaterRead More

Remote Pressure Monitoring: Another Tool for Leak Detection

Remote Pressure Monitoring: Another Tool for Leak Detection

July 13, 2021 at 11:09 am 0 comments

By Harold Mosley A car struck a fire hydrant in the middle of the night in California, creating a massive water leak. Even before first responders were notified, a pressure sensor sent a text alert to the water utility manager, who was able to dispatch a crew to the sceneRead More

Revisiting AMI’s Business Case

Revisiting AMI’s Business Case

June 21, 2021 at 5:58 am 0 comments

Building a Smarter Water System through More than Metering By Andrew Chastain-Howley Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is a star attraction in the world of metering. Utility managers who hope for greater accountability and efficiency in customer billing may see it as a panacea. Although AMI carries many benefits, there’s muchRead More

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

Mueller releases statement on incident at Albertville facility

June 18, 2021 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Two people were killed and an additional two injured last Tuesday after a shooting at a Mueller Water Products manufacturing facility in Albertville, Alabama. A fifth person, who was later identified as the shooter, was found dead of apparent suicide. All five people involved in the June 15 incident, includingRead More

Texas water providers rely on remote meter management, leak detection

Texas water providers rely on remote meter management, leak detection

May 17, 2021 at 9:21 am 0 comments

When ice, snow and bitterly cold temperatures blasted Texas in mid-February, the National Weather Service issued a first-ever winter storm warning for the entire Lone Star State. While essential service crews responded to emergencies, the Sensus FlexNet communication network stood up to intense winter conditions, including a rare 3-in. snowfall inRead More

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021 at 10:29 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More