Post Tagged with: "Water Loss"

The Key to Thwarting Non-Revenue Water? Understanding It

The Key to Thwarting Non-Revenue Water? Understanding It

November 16, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

By Jeff McCracken Non-revenue water loss is among the biggest challenges facing the water industry and the world. Nearly one-third of all water, amounting to $39 billion annually, is lost before it ever reaches a customer, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan. Water scarcity will proliferate with the agingRead More

Non-Revenue Water: An Opportunity for Water Utilities, Now More than Ever

Non-Revenue Water: An Opportunity for Water Utilities, Now More than Ever

November 2, 2020 at 9:44 am 0 comments

By Travis Smith It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the water industry. Revenue shortfalls from a decline in commercial and industrial water use and some residential customers struggling to pay bills are affecting utilities across the country. The service must go on, but in some casesRead More

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

Water loss company Matchpoint acquired by McKim & Creed

October 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

McKim & Creed, Inc., a U.S. engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firm, announced it has acquired water loss, recovery and leak detection company Matchpoint Water Asset Management. The acquisition was finalized Oct. 16. Matchpoint uses smart technology to recover water that is lost through infrastructure defects or aging. The companyRead More

By changing the competitive bidding process, the country could save billions in pipe material costs alone.

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

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

The Economics of Water Main Failures

The Economics of Water Main Failures

April 13, 2020 at 8:16 am 0 comments

By Alan Ambler Most municipalities that have been maintaining aging infrastructure for decades simply absorb the effort and costs required to repair water main pipeline breaks when they occur. Seldom do many municipalities make the efforts required to track the costs and evaluate the cost benefit of proactively rehabilitating theRead 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

Saving Water in Silicon Valley: San Jose Water uses permanent leak detection to address water loss

Saving Water in Silicon Valley: San Jose Water uses permanent leak detection to address water loss

January 13, 2020 at 11:34 am 0 comments

For many cities throughout the country, severe drought conditions have reduced water sources, making water an even more invaluable commodity. San Jose Water was faced with such a challenge after one of the worst droughts to the region in U.S. history. After a successful pilot program, the utility selected EchoShore-DXRead More

LAST CALL! Abstracts due Friday for May Water Asset Management Conference Online

LAST CALL! Abstracts due Friday for May Water Asset Management Conference Online

January 6, 2020 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Spring 2020 series. The Spring series will offer four weekly sessions throughout the month of May and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management. Please email your 200-word abstract to Andrew Farr at afarr@benjaminmedia.com by January 31. TheRead More

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 1 comment

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