Water Loss

The Science of Leak Noise: Some “Sound” Advice for Acoustic Leak Detection

The Science of Leak Noise: Some “Sound” Advice for Acoustic Leak Detection

April 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

By Rob Meston Effective water loss control (WLC) is one of the most critical activities every water system must face, particularly as droughts increase and conservation mandates become more stringent. Leak detection has quickly become a cornerstone of every WLC program. No matter what type of equipment is used, proceduresRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

February 11, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Fracta, a technology company applying machine learning to aging water infrastructure, has extended the capabilities of its Likelihood of Failure (LOF) software to include Consequence of Failure (COF) and Business Risk Exposure (BRE). With LOF, COF and BRE, Fracta technology helps enable water utilities to assess and monetize the business riskRead More

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City of Cedar Park, Texas, enhances customer communications with Sensus AMI

January 21, 2019 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

The City of Cedar Park, Texas, located near Austin, is changing the way it communicates with its water customers. Rather than putting an invoice in the mail and taking questions over the phone, the city has upgraded its system with technology that puts customers in the driver’s seat. “We sawRead More

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

Echologics founder Bracken to leave company

January 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics, a Mueller Technologies company and provider of leak detection and condition assessment technology for water utilities, has announced he is leaving the company he started to pursue a new opportunity. “After founding Echologics 15 years ago, and eight years after beingRead More

Better Flow Monitoring, Greater Transparency

Better Flow Monitoring, Greater Transparency

January 3, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Water Utilities Continue to Raise the Bar on How They Use Data By Dan Pinney Consumers are becoming more tech-savvy and, as a result, their expectations for the data and services utilities offer are more demanding than ever. They want to see data to support the charges outlined on theirRead More

Flint Water

Flint awards leak detection contract to Utilis

December 21, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

The City of Flint, Mich., has taken a step towards ensuring the stability of its water infrastructure by partnering with Utilis Inc., to locate leaks in the city’s potable water system. Along with the city’s FAST Start initiative, the leak detection program is helping Flint rebuild its reputation in waterRead More

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

December 17, 2018 at 8:39 am 0 comments

Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, is the 2018 Water Finance & Management Award Winner By Andrew Farr It doesn’t take long to conclude that Karen Pallansch is passionate about water. What she’s even more passionate about is working alongside operators, engineers, plant managers and countless others who sheRead More

Sensus Reach Conference puts across-the-board utility advancements on display

Sensus Reach Conference puts across-the-board utility advancements on display

December 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

More than 1,200 attendees made their way to sunny Hollywood, Fla. in October as Sensus’ annual Reach Conference featured a comprehensive look at smart metering, analytics, customer service and many other water utility advancements. The Reach Conference is the annual user conference for customers, distributors and partners of Raleigh, N.C.-basedRead More

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

City of Waco, Texas, signs contract with Itron for IoT solution

December 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Itron, Inc. has signed a contract with the City of Waco, Texas to install Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution, including smart water communication modules and leak sensors, to reduce water loss and improve water delivery for the utility’s nearly 45,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics,Read More