Condition Assessment

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

Xylem to acquire Pure Technologies

Xylem to acquire Pure Technologies

December 11, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Xylem Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Pure Technologies Ltd. (Pure) (TSX: PUR) for $9.00 (CAD) per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $509 million (CAD), or $397 million (USD). Pure’s Board of DirectorsRead More

Pure Technologies completes longest, single pipeline inspection to date

Pure Technologies completes longest, single pipeline inspection to date

November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Pure Technologies Ltd. recently completed the longest, single deployment of its PipeDiver inspection platform to date on a critical water pipeline that runs more than 44 miles through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Watch a video about the Homestake Water Project at the end of this post. Colorado Springs andRead More

InfoSense wins 2017 ‘Fast 50’ business award in Charlotte

InfoSense wins 2017 ‘Fast 50’ business award in Charlotte

October 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

InfoSense, Inc., manufacturer of the SL-RAT (Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool), has been named by Charlotte Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in Charlotte for the third consecutive year. InfoSense was recently unveiled as a 2017 Fast 50 Awards winner – an honor given to the 50Read More

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

October 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Prioritizes Water Main Replacement with Comprehensive Inspection Program Water asset management can be a lofty enterprise, particularly if you’re one of the largest utilities in the United States. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), established in 1918, covers nearly 1,000 sq-miles in Prince George’s andRead More

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