Tag: water distribution systems

A water supply system is a system for the collection, transmission, treatment, storage and distribution of water from source to consumers, for example, homes, commercial establishments, industry, irrigation facilities and public agencies for water—related activities (fire—fighting, street flushing and so forth).

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

How to Nix Non-Revenue Water With Acoustic Leak Detection

How to Nix Non-Revenue Water With Acoustic Leak Detection

Providence Water, the public water utility based in the city of Providence, RI, is no small operation. The utility serves more than 17 cities and towns, providing more than 60% of the state’s drinking water. The utility relies on more than 950 miles of piping to deliver this water.

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth

Inspection and Cleaning

Inspection and Cleaning

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth

Non-Revenue Water Loss: Its Causes and Cures

Non-Revenue Water Loss: Its Causes and Cures

“Imagine that you run a company that sells bottled water. You spend lots of money, and use lots of energy, pumping the water out of the ground, purifying it and transporting it for sale. Then, one day, you discover that a large number of bottles never make it to the

Guest Commentary: The Benefits of Variable Frequency Drives

Guest Commentary: The Benefits of Variable Frequency Drives

With the cost of energy and water and wastewater services continuing to rise, operators are looking for ways to reduce the costsof these basic, yet crucial-to-life, utilities. Proposed energy efficiency standards from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal measures could help.

Guest Editorial: Smarter Solutions for Increasing Operational Efficiency

Ongoing drought across water-stressed southern and western US regions has highlighted the risks facing many cities, communities, and industries as a result of dwindling water supplies. Water-shortage impacts have been particularly acute in California in recent years, where a historic drought has depleted groundwater and surface water resources, strained agriculture,

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