Water Loss

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Arlington, Texas, tackles water loss with acoustic technology

August 17, 2020 at 11:59 am 0 comments

The Arlington, Texas, Water Utilities Department is responsible for 1,440 miles of water pipes serving more than 398,112 residents. In the past few years, the city has made significant improvements to limit water loss due to main breaks and unauthorized consumption. The water loss dropped from 12.75 percent in 2014Read More

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

Industry 4.0 & the Water Sector

August 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Doug Hatler The first three industrial revolutions transformed our modern society with mechanization, mass production and digital technology. The world around us fundamentally changed. The fourth industrial revolution is now upon us. Industry 4.0, as it is called, will transform modern society and economies through innovation brought about byRead More

North Carolina utility selects Sensus for smart utility network

North Carolina utility selects Sensus for smart utility network

August 3, 2020 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Along a well-travelled stretch of Winston-Salem’s Peters Creek Parkway in North Carolina, local motorists and visitors can’t miss the colorful, 50-ft-tall otter. Stretching 290 ft across the ground-level water tank, the artwork is a nod to both the local water supply and the North American River Otter that is indigenousRead More

Georgia city moves forward with extensive water loss control program

Georgia city moves forward with extensive water loss control program

July 27, 2020 at 11:13 am 0 comments

When the City of Dallas, Georgia, launched an initiative to get a handle on water loss, they couldn’t know just how far their journey would take them. Just 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, the water infrastructure at the City of Dallas includes 3,700 water connections across 38 miles of waterRead More

Kamstrup introduces new leak detection solution

Kamstrup introduces new leak detection solution

July 2, 2020 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Danish company Kamstrup, a supplier of energy and water metering solutions with headquarters in Denmark as well as local operations and a production facility in Roswell, Georgia, has launched its newest solution to the North American market: an acoustic leak detection solution consisting of the flowIQ 2200 ultrasonic residential waterRead More

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

Las Vegas Valley Water District CIP focuses on infrastructure renewal, conservation

June 11, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Ken Malone To ensure ongoing water service reliability, the Las Vegas Valley Water District is charging forward with its 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), focusing on infrastructure renewal to repair or replace aging facilities and pipelines. With the use of Echologics’ LeakFinder-ST, an acoustic leak detection technology, the waterRead More

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

May 25, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Jeff Lipton Challenges Due to COVID-19 As a recent McKinsey study points out, many professional organizations have excess structural capacity due to reduced demand from the COVID-19 crisis. There is an urgent need to rightsize the capital base of operations and convert fixed costs to variable costs as muchRead More

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

February 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

By Dan Pinney Non-revenue water (NRW) is a longstanding issue that continues to be a thorn in the side of many utilities. For decades, utilities have struggled with 20-30 percent water loss due to leaks, emergencies or other factors. NRW can impact the utility’s business with the potential to affectRead More

Tacoma Public Utilities selects Sensus for AMI project

Tacoma Public Utilities selects Sensus for AMI project

February 3, 2020 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) has entered into a contract with Sensus, a Xylem brand, to serve as the technology provider for its advanced meter project. The publicly-owned utility offers power, water, rail, internet and cable service to downtown Tacoma, Washington, and the surrounding area. The modernization effort means new advancedRead More

Once analyzed through proprietary algorithms, results are easy to interpret and support proper decision making for prioritizing water main renewal programs.

Real Data Results in Real Savings: Water Main Condition Assessment in Peel Region

January 20, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Region of Peel Water Main Condition Assessment Pilot Ensures Right Pipes Are Replaced at the Right Time By Alain Lalonde The Regional Municipality of Peel (Peel Region) is the third largest water utility in Canada servicing a population of approximately 1.38 million people in the cities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon,Read More