Post Tagged with: "Water Loss"

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

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

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

October 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

By Graham Symmonds In October 2015, California was deep in the grasp of an intense drought. At that time, more than 92 percent of California was in severe, extreme or exceptional drought, affecting more than 36 million people. Today, California is wading in a relative abundance of water, with noRead More

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

Non-Revenue Water: All Flows are Cash Flows

August 14, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

By Sue Mosburg & Will Jernigan There is no simple solution to optimizing water loss and ensuring that the maximum volume of water entering your system reaches your customers. However, a validated water audit is the essential first step to mitigate water losses and positively impact your utility’s bottom line.Read More

Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

Apparently, You’re Losing Water…and Money

June 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

Understanding and Addressing Apparent Losses to Better Manage Non-Revenue Water By John Van Arsdel Water utilities are faced with water loss issues that have long lasting impacts on their ability to function properly and efficiently and its ability to derive revenue from what it does daily. The very basics ofRead More

The Economics of Leak Detection

The Economics of Leak Detection

April 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Taking the Guesswork Out of Water Loss Management with Auditing & Analysis By Lucy Andrews, Reinhard Sturm & Kris Williams The decision to deploy leak detection crews can be difficult. Utility managers often ask, “Will we find enough leakage to justify the expense of hiring leak detection technicians?” Answering this questionRead More

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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

Annual Conference Examines Nexus of Water Loss, Asset Management

Annual Conference Examines Nexus of Water Loss, Asset Management

October 19, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The Water Asset Management + Water Loss Conference drew nearly 100 attendees last week to the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. The conference gathered executive-level water and wastewater utility representatives, including CEOs, general managers and superintendents, as well as municipal engineers, consultants and service providers to learn about the latest trendsRead More