Condition Assessment

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

October 21, 2020 at 11:23 am 0 comments

By L. Gregg Horn A recent hydraulic flow test on a 97-year-old distribution main demonstrated the longevity of cement-mortar lined (CML) iron pipe, and the consistent flow efficiency that translates into pumping cost savings. With energy costs among the higher factors of consideration in water distribution systems, flow efficiency translatesRead More

Mueller introduces ‘Piperank’ virtual condition assessment service

Mueller introduces ‘Piperank’ virtual condition assessment service

September 21, 2020 at 8:36 am 0 comments

Mueller has announced the release of PipeRank, a virtual condition assessment that enables water utilities to get visibility into pipe failures before they happen. The PipeRank technology, powered by VODA.ai and delivered by Echologics, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, is designed to predict future failures more accurately than age-based estimatesRead More

By changing the competitive bidding process, the country could save billions in pipe material costs alone.

Arlington, Texas, tackles water loss with acoustic technology

August 17, 2020 at 11:59 am 0 comments

The Arlington, Texas, Water Utilities Department is responsible for 1,440 miles of water pipes serving more than 398,112 residents. In the past few years, the city has made significant improvements to limit water loss due to main breaks and unauthorized consumption. The water loss dropped from 12.75 percent in 2014Read More

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

June 11, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Ken Malone To ensure ongoing water service reliability, the Las Vegas Valley Water District is charging forward with its 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), focusing on infrastructure renewal to repair or replace aging facilities and pipelines. With the use of Echologics’ LeakFinder-ST, an acoustic leak detection technology, the waterRead More

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

June 9, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Travis Michel The City of Laredo, Texas, has an extensive water and wastewater infrastructure system comprising more than 2000 miles of pipelines, two water treatment plants, six wastewater treatment plants, 75 lift stations, 19 storage tanks and booster stations, and greater than 12,000 manholes. Over the years, the cityRead More

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

April 6, 2020 at 8:58 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird Overnight, our worldview on public health has changed. The global threat of COVID-19 has forced all of us – as individuals, as families, as communities and as water operators – to re-evaluate our priorities. Water and wastewater facilities are re-examining emergency plans, standard operating procedures (SOP) andRead More

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

April 6, 2020 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Greg Baird is president of the Water Finance Research Foundation and a frequent contributor to WF&M. As a management consultant, he specializes in long-term utility planning, water infrastructure asset management and capital funding strategies for municipal utilities in the United States. He has served as a municipal finance officer in CaliforniaRead More

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

Innovyze adds Electro Scan to partner network

February 12, 2020 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Innovyze has announced it has added Electro Scan Inc. to its growing partner network of wet infrastructure technology providers. According to Innovyze, this latest partnership enables Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) inspection data to be analyzed in real-time within the asset repair and rehabilitation engine of Innovyze solution, InfoAsset Planner. InclusiveRead More

Once analyzed through proprietary algorithms, results are easy to interpret and support proper decision making for prioritizing water main renewal programs.

Real Data Results in Real Savings: Water Main Condition Assessment in Peel Region

January 20, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Region of Peel Water Main Condition Assessment Pilot Ensures Right Pipes Are Replaced at the Right Time By Alain Lalonde The Regional Municipality of Peel (Peel Region) is the third largest water utility in Canada servicing a population of approximately 1.38 million people in the cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon,Read More

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

Former Suez CEO Markhoff joins Mobiltex board of directors

October 1, 2019 at 8:23 am 0 comments

Business strategist Heiner Markhoff is now adding his diverse industry knowledge and global business experience to IoT-based pipeline monitoring and data analytics pioneer Mobiltex as a new member of the company’s Board of Directors. Markhoff most recently served as CEO of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, a $3 billion (U.S.)Read More