Condition Assessment

Technology Stream — February 2017

Technology Stream — February 2017

February 15, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Check out some of the innovative products sent our way this month as we feature leak detection technology.   Echologics EchoShore-DX EchoShore-DX nodes turn fire hydrants into a smart water network for leak detection. The nodes incorporate the latest generation of acoustic sensors that are the result ofRead More

Technology Stream — February 2017

Technology Stream — February 2017

February 14, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Check out some of the innovative products sent our way this month as we feature leak detection technology.   Echologics EchoShore-DX EchoShore-DX nodes turn fire hydrants into a smart water network for leak detection. The nodes incorporate the latest generation of acoustic sensors that are the result ofRead More

Limited stormwater conveyance and subsequent ponding may require traffic control beyond that required for operator safety.  Courtesy of Susan Fenhaus

M.E. Simpson, Echologics launch partnership

January 23, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

M.E. Simpson Co. and Echologics recently launched a new partnership that introduces new services in transmission main leak detection and pipeline condition assessment. Utilizing Echologics’ EchoShore-M system, M.E. Simpson will be able to provide transmission main leak detection and water loss control services to help utilities and municipalities reduce non-revenue waterRead More

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

January 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative has announced a joint effort to accelerate full removal of the lead pipes providing drinking water to millions of American homes. Composed of 23 national public health, water utility, environmental, labor, consumer, housing and state and local governmental organizations, the Collaborative released an online toolkit to help communitiesRead More

SWIM Conference to Focus on Data Analytics in Water

SWIM Conference to Focus on Data Analytics in Water

November 21, 2016 at 7:59 am 0 comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a remarkable speed with an estimated 50 billion connected objects by 2020, according to technology giant CISCO. What does this mean for the water industry? That is the thrust behind “Data Analytics for Improved Water Infrastructure Management” a two-day conference hosted byRead More

Black & Veatch Names Emery as Systems Rehabilitation Leader

Black & Veatch Names Emery as Systems Rehabilitation Leader

October 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

Black & Veatch has named Lorne Emery as Systems Rehabilitation Leader within its water business. Based in Toronto, Emery will work with clients throughout North America as they plan and execute improvements to aging linear water infrastructure systems. Emery’s appointment comes as municipalities across North America are working to addressRead More

Environmental Protection through Water Loss Reduction

Environmental Protection through Water Loss Reduction

October 14, 2016 at 9:22 am 1 comment

Cave City, Ky., Uses PE 4710 to Upgrade Water System By Steve Cooper The Caveland Environmental Authority (CEA) in Cave City, Ky., has found the solution to reduce its 40 percent unaccounted water loss and protect the area’s sensitive subterranean ecology by replacing aging and leaking water lines with high-densityRead More

The city decided to turn off its iconic fountain to save water and set a good example for residents.

City of Fountain Valley Selects Echologics for Condition Assessment

October 10, 2016 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

The City of Fountain Valley, Calif., has selected Echologics to assess the condition of its water distribution mains to help maintain its water infrastructure, prioritize pipe replacement and reduce the amount of treated water lost to leaks. Echologics will assess the condition of up to 75 miles of pipe overRead More

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EPA Launches Portal for Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring

October 10, 2016 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new Compliance Monitoring Data Portal (CMDP), allowing electronic reporting of drinking water compliance data from laboratories and drinking water utilities straight to primacy agencies. Intended to modernize and streamline the reporting process, the CMDP is expected to increase the accuracy, efficiencyRead More

Echologics field engineers install a permanent leak detection node to monitor a critical water transmission main for the development of leaks during construction pile driving activity near the main.

Water Main Leak Monitoring for Construction Risk Mitigation

October 10, 2016 at 8:30 am 0 comments

  By David Stewart Jones Pulling the manhole cover aside, the team of pipeline leak-detection specialists from Echologics looked down into the flooded underground chamber below. A local water utility crew pumped water from the chamber, slowly revealing valves and pipe fittings connected to a pair of underground 36-in. diameter cast-ironRead More