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Standards Clarification: Pressure Rating Standards for Flanged Valves

2019-04-15Valve Magazine
42” rotary cone valve and metal seated ball valves are used in a raw water pumping station, San Vicente, CA Overview In any industry, one of the most challenging tasks is often keeping up-to-date and compliant with a complicated and changing set of performance standards. In an ideal world, performance standards serve a vital purpose by guiding employees and end ...

Early Leak Detection Significantly Reduces Repair Cost

2019-04-01Water & Wastewater Asia
Sooner or later, every water distribution system leaks, both in remote rural areas as well as dense urban cities. The consequences of a pipeline leaking in a forest, forming a small stream that appears to be part of the natural surroundings, may not necessarily justify the need for leak detection systems in remote areas. However, permanent leak monitoring in high ...

Saving Water in Silicon Valley

2019-03-15Water World
San Jose Water uses permanent leak detection technology to prevent water loss Beginning with just one artesian well that served about 400 San Jose residents in 1866, San Jose Water has grown to serve more than 1 million customers in a 140-square-mile area in Silicon Valley today. From 2011 to 2017, San Jose, and the state of California at large, ...

The Future of the Water Workforce

2019-03-01Water & Wastes Digest
How to make the case that water & wastewater industries are the next big thing…. By Yolanda Coleman Kokayi Over the past five years, there has been a focus on the water industry’s workforce. A large population of today’s water professionals will retire within the next five to 10 years, and the industry is not prepared for this. Skills that ...

$140 million Krausz deal reinforces Mueller Water’s network repair offering

2019-02-26Global Water Intelligence
Mueller Water Products’ largest acquisition since being spun out of Walter Industries in 2006 opens the door to additional pipe repair opportunities that could help offset construction headwinds. Mueller Water Products is looking to leverage its $140 million acquisition of Krausz Industries as a growth platform in the North American water net- work repair market, serving to offset tepid investment in ...

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

2019-02-14Water Finance & Management
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 serves one out of every three people. Recognizing the toll that aging ...

High Tech Leak Detection

2019-01-15Water Efficiency
High-Tech Leak Detection How technology is making it easier to stop the drip, drip, drip of wasted water By Meredith Rutland Bauer It’s one of the slowest-moving problems that water managers are likely to face, yet one that could cost a significant amount of money if left untreated. This money-leaking conundrum seeps along year after year, completely undetected, yet the ...

Digitizing Utilities

2019-01-01Water & Wastes Digest
Digitizing Utilities How smart water technologies can equip utilities to address aging infrastructure & the retiring workforce The digital advancements in leak detection, pressure management and smart metering have given utilities more options to address aging infrastructure, waning legacy knowledge due to retirements and better overall operation of their water systems. U.S. water infrastructure is rated D+ by the American ...

Cost-Effective Tools for Reducing Non-Revenue Water Loss (Leak Detection, Condition Assessment, and Pressure Management)

2018-12-15Smart Water & Waste World
TECH FOCUS AUTOMATION, SOFTWARE, LEAKAGE DETECTION This article focusses on two cost-effective approaches that help utilities to get ahandle on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) quickly and effectively. By Martin Topps EVERY WATER UTILITY has some degree of leakage or water loss within their water distribution system which, when understood, can be dealt within many ways. Despite this, excessive water loss has ...

Echologics Leak Detection Technology: Creating Smarter Water Systems

2018-12-01CIO
Marc Bracken Vice President & General Manager As one of the early pioneers of advanced acoustic technologies, products, and services that enable non-invasive diagnostics of water utility pipeline infrastructure, Echologics serves as a trusted advisor for water utilities, industrial, and institutional clients. In this interview, Marc Bracken, Echologics Vice President and General Manager, shares some insights into the company’s inception, ...