Water Loss

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

Pinpointing the Problems: A Conversation with Aquarius Spectrum CEO Oded Fruchtman

April 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Editor’s Note: As reducing non-revenue water remains front and center for water utilities, we sat down with Oded Fruchtman, CEO of Israeli leak detection technology provider Aquarius Spectrum, for his perspective on how the market stands on a global scale with regard to water loss management practices. Fruchtman has moreRead 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

Xylem to acquire Valor Water Analytics

Xylem to acquire Valor Water Analytics

March 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm 0 comments

Valor Water Analytics (Valor) was recently acquired by Xylem Inc. Valor Water was founded by Dr. Christine Boyle in 2013 with a mission to bring big data solutions to water utilities in order to improve their financial and water resource sustainability. To accomplish this, Valor created a suite of software productsRead More

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

Is Your Water Loss Program Informing Your Asset Management Program?

February 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

By Will Jernigan I often get asked the question, “How do leaks inform the decision to repair or replace pipeline infrastructure?” You may encounter this very question embedded in your asset management program. How does the break history factor into prioritization of line replacement in your asset management matrix andRead More

Stem the Tide of Non-Revenue Water

Stem the Tide of Non-Revenue Water

February 20, 2018 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Dan Pinney Did you know that utilities in North America are only paid for roughly 70 to 80 percent of the water they provide? That means up to 30 percent is simply lost. With the right technology, utilities can reduce non-revenue water (NRW) and increase the amount of waterRead More

Unacceptable Loss

Unacceptable Loss

February 20, 2018 at 6:20 am 0 comments

As the Industry Turns to Digital Solutions, Addressing Physical Water Loss Remains Top of Mind for Utilities By Will Maize Water loss continues to plague water utilities. Lost water represents lost revenue, needed to ensure cost recovery and provide capital for network upgrades. Losses can also place pressure on theRead More

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Trimble, Aquarius Spectrum announce partnership

February 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Trimble announced today an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the United States. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management sensors and software solutions to address the growing challengesRead 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

Singer releases new pressure management valve

Singer releases new pressure management valve

December 11, 2017 at 7:30 am 0 comments

Mueller Water Products has introduced the Singer 106/206 PGM-2PR-630-SM Pressure Management Valve with Integral Backup. Designed for applications where failure is not an option, this valve hydraulically manages pressure around the clock to reduce water loss, save money and prevent unwanted pressure spikes that contribute to premature pipe failure. BuiltRead More

Underwood elected AMWA president for 2018

Underwood elected AMWA president for 2018

October 30, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Mac Underwood, general manager at Birmingham Water Works, was elected to serve as president of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for the coming year at the 2017 Executive Management Conference in St. Simons, Ga., earlier this month. Underwood oversees all areas of the Birmingham Water Works Board’s dailyRead More

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