Condition Assessment

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

The Water Main Report Card

The Water Main Report Card

June 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

By Steven Folkman Most water professionals are well aware that in 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued its Infrastructure Report Card and gave a D- to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. In a small sign of improvement, the 2013 ASCE Report Card graded drinking water and wastewaterRead 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