Condition Assessment

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

Lindgren Joins Mueller as VP Sales

Lindgren Joins Mueller as VP Sales

September 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Mueller Co. has announced that Mike Lindgren will lead the company’s sales organization upon the retirement of Mike Williams, current vice president of sales, in December. Lindgren will assume VP Sales duties and oversight while Mike Williams transitions key account relationships to Lindgren, completes special sales projects and serves inRead More

Maximizing the Benefits of Condition Assessment through a Programmatic Approach

Maximizing the Benefits of Condition Assessment through a Programmatic Approach

August 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

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 approaches which allow them to prioritize their assets in need of rehabilitation. With the adoption of assetRead More

EPA Addressing Lead Problems in New York Village

EPA Addressing Lead Problems in New York Village

August 15, 2016 at 11:45 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a legal order directing the Village of Tarrytown, N.Y., to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act’s Lead and Copper Rule. A recent investigation by the EPA revealed that Tarrytown had violated numerous provisions of the rule, including failing to properly evaluateRead More

Developing a New Sustainable Framework for Critical Infrastructure Systems – Part 2

Developing a New Sustainable Framework for Critical Infrastructure Systems – Part 2

August 15, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird Sustainability in Financial Decision Making In 2009, the National Research Council called for, in concept, a national integrated framework for infrastructure asset management to develop an alignment of cost and value of infrastructure services, user rate structures, community and regional fees, and life cycle cost and financialRead More