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  • Drinking Water Distribution Videos Documents on Water Online
    Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Drinking Water Distribution Videos 600 Million Plan To Help Flint Proposed By Senate Democrats 2 4 2016 A group of Congressional Democratic lawmakers from Michigan has proposed legislation to provide 600 million in financial assistance to help Flint deal with its current water crisis Royal Opening For Sulzer s New Middlesbrough Service Centre 4 10 2015 Sulzer s new purpose built Service Centre in Middlesbrough has been officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who was given a tour of the new facility by Arthur Grant the Service Centre Manager Matt Damon s Mission To End World Poverty 12 2 2014 In 2007 he was named People magazine s Sexiest Man Alive but these days Matt Damon is getting noticed for something far less sexy During a trip to Africa in 2006 Damon made it his mission to help people in developing countries have access to safe water and sanitation He talks to Katie Couric in World 3 0 Mueller Systems 420 Remote Connect Disconnect Meter RDM Video 9 8 2011 See how 420 Remote Connect Disconnect Meter RDM from Mueller Systems can optimize AMI and AMR systems to help utilities improve the operational efficiency of their water systems Video Mayor Bloomberg Announces Installation Of Automated Water Meter Readers 7 9 2009 Mayor Bloomberg Department of Environmental Protection

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  • Water And The Internet Of Things 2016
    smart water meter implementation remains slow in California and elsewhere around the U S Smart water meters in the U S account for less than 20 percent of the approximately 100 million water meters nationwide according to the smart utilities research firm IHS Inc Budget limitations are the largest obstacle to faster adoption of smart water meters Smart water meters are more expensive and less ruggedized than traditional mechanical meters A complete smart meter management network can also be expensive and some utilities do not have the capability to effectively deploy and manage such technology Some vendors are offering a managed services business model to utility companies for this purpose There are more meter and platform products available in the market but there does not appear to be any market leader yet The products vary from the very basic to those that integrate water metering networks with leak detection and usage monitoring applications Can the IoT Help Solve the California Water Problem I believe that even the simplest form of smart water meter installed at homes and businesses on a wide spread basis can provide actionable information which if applied with common sense can help save millions of gallons of water 4 If the water utilities can provide the smart meter and basic water management platform private vendors can offer more sophisticated features that are accessible as an app on a mobile phone similar to how AT T provides the Digital Life home security system Private vendors are already offering advanced features such as water leak detection The universe of water IoT networks can be divided into infrastructure governmental business and consumer The water infrastructure IoT will help improve a utility s water quality supply treatment transportation and storage facilities such as reservoirs Water savings will be the greatest and action should be the fastest at the infrastructure level A utility should be able to justify the expenditure on the water savings particularly on the basis of planning for scarcity State and local governments can save money and also have a major impact on supply by implementing the IoT for buildings and other uses like landscape irrigation An IoT water management network for a large building or office park can help water be used more efficiently Water cost savings and forced conservation will help drive adoption by businesses including California s important agricultural industry and consumers but they will be looking for a clear return on investment A utility can use an IoT network to remotely determine the status and working condition of equipment open or closed on or off full or empty etc The information can be actionable A gate can be opened or closed or a pump turned on or off remotely to adjust the flow of water through a water transportation system Pumps gates and other equipment with moving parts in the water infrastructure can be monitored for vibration and other indications of failure If a water pump is about to fail the utility can be prompted

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  • The Evolution Of Smart Utilities
    over a shared infrastructure while others are keeping protective relaying and other mission critical applications separate from the converged network As utilities try to navigate a more technologically complex landscape increased regulatory scrutiny and a changing workforce represent a veritable piling on of issues that need to be prioritized These concerns however do not seem to have stymied investments in infrastructure upgrades nearly 60 percent of providers are planning for replacement upgrades or new communications infrastructure in the next five years They are investing to meet demand for smart grid and smart utility upgrades and to support security initiatives and a now mobile workforce Technology s promise of efficiency and cost savings brings with it concerns about planning and readiness The implications of the move to IP also require an analysis of affordability and scalability for utilities Other traditional data management systems are being jettisoned in favor of more advanced technologies such as multiprotocol label switching MPLS Planning for telecommunications change also means preparing for increased scrutiny of network security This renewed focus is apparent as electric utilities increasingly initiate or consider implementing privately operated networks instead of piggybacking on public carrier networks Seventy percent of electric utilities said they now operate a private communications network for transmission and distribution Automation Data Analytics Smarter Utilities Utilities are upgrading their networks in order to take advantage of advances in smart grid and utility automation technologies With information being uploaded from smart devices utilities are now able to react and scale in real time Despite the efficiency gains brought about by increased visibility Black Veatch finds that many utilities and other providers are on the sidelines of the utility automation movement This reluctance implies that utilities are either unconvinced of the benefits of utility automation or in wait and see mode preferring to let other institutions test the systems and prove their worth However the gains may finally be too big to ignore Utilities are making the business case believing the cost savings and efficiencies exceed automation s investment Those that have not yet considered utility automation face risks both in the long and short term The opportunity may lie with data analytics Budget considerations that deter investment and customer experience goals can be mitigated by leveraging the data generated and captured by automated systems and smart devices Organizations that use data analytics tools are better able to manage costs and improve their organization s performance Thirty six percent of surveyed water utilities for example are adopting descriptive analytics programs to improve performance Electric utilities opt to deploy more advanced predictive analytics programs Utilities that delay implementation of automation and data analytics programs risk having insufficient information to mount rate cases which ultimately affects their ability to move forward with needed upgrades to aging infrastructure With reliability and efficiency mandates the results of inaction can be far reaching Smart Utilities Smart Cities Across all utility sectors pressure to meet the requirements of technology deployments means more challenges and more planning With planned

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  • Recap American Water Shares Expertise At NARUC Annual Meeting
    panel was how technology plays a role in educating on the value of water and building the underlying customer experience The discussion focused on targeted communications including real time notifications tools for improving customer service increasing digital penetration for customer communications and increasing rates of online bill pay The panel also discussed how to change customer behavior the role of technology in conservation and empowering the customer to control use and spend Bruce highlighted American Water s partnership for a new free app for customers called Code Red It provides a variety of emergency updates based on the customers geographical location It s especially good for customers with landlords who may not pass on emergency information Bruce also highlighted the importance of social media during severe weather events or emergencies With 98 percent of the U S online population using social media for one out of every five minutes spent online there s a tremendous opportunity for utilities to engage their customers in new ways For example during Hurricane Sandy many of American Water s customers lost power and relied on these social platforms as a result The customers also help too Some monitoring systems are not fully functional during emergencies and customers become the eyes and ears in some areas Additionally social media allows the company to show pictures of situations so customers understand what s happening The company can also respond to customer questions in a quick low cost way via social media Following that Don Shields vice president and director of Engineering for New Jersey American Water discussed technological advancements and innovative practices being employed to detect and reduce leaks in a panel titled Advancements in Leak Detection and Pipeline Condition Assessment The integrity of water utility infrastructure is critical in delivering safe and reliable service to customers Key aspects in maintaining the ability to deliver safe and reliable service to customers involves detection and reduction leaks and assessment of pipeline conditions Technological advancements and innovative practices are being employed to address these issues Shields discussed how American Water is working with Echologics which uses permanent leak monitoring equipment attached to hydrants to detect leaks before they surface In West Virginia deployment of Echologics helped reduce lost water by roughly 3 MGD or nearly 10 percent of system production in one area This not only reduces energy consumption and water withdrawals but it also can make service more affordable by reducing variable production costs Next up American Water s President and CEO Susan Story joined representatives from industry consumer advocacy and regulators in a panel titled Challenges Coast to Coast Consumers Convergence and Change By focusing on resilience sustainability and affordability this session explored areas where state and federal regulators and industry can work together to address common challenges and examine how regulators can encourage facilitate and leverage the convergence taking place in the utility space Everyone in the room faces the same core challenges whether water electricity natural gas or telecom they all strive to ensure

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  • Smart Water Networks Will Endure When IoT Bubble Bursts
    electronics ubiquitous communications and cheaper computing power for over a decade long before the term Internet of Things was even coined to help water companies monitor and remotely control their distribution networks By monitoring and optimizing network water pressure in real time we help water utilities deliver better customer service and remove the excess strain that damages assets and increases leakage and burst frequency In Malaysia for example the water utility Syabas has reduced water leakage by 90 million liters per day and halved its burst frequency by using our technologies to better match supply pressure to demand Here in the UK South East Water has reduced water loss by 4 9 million liters per day since installing i2O technology Anglian Water has cut losses from burst pipes and leaks by 56 percent and 40 percent respectively The approach we take is analogous to what Google is doing in traffic navigation to offer real time control and optimization of a road network Where data from your smartphone indicate that problems exist in the road network Google is able to redirect drivers around snarl ups using a variety of different routes This helps it avoid clogging up the most obvious alternative and improves its understanding of the best routes to send other drivers down The same data on which our pressure control and optimization technology relies has the potential to fundamentally improve how networks are monitored and maintained Engineers at i2O are working with customers to analyze data anomalies and patterns relating to specific network faults This insight will help water utilities save significantly more time and money by moving from time based service scheduling to condition based maintenance Water utilities currently undertake regularly scheduled site visits to inspect their pressure reducing regulating valves PRVs pumps and other network assets This

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  • Meadows Place Water Utility Upgrades To ORION Fixed Network (SE) System And Recordall Meters From Badger Meter
    Maintenance Stormwater Regulations and Legislation Industrial Food Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study April 11 2014 Two Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become City Of The Future Source Badger Meter In January 2014 the city of Meadows Place Texas became the first city in Fort Bend County to fully convert to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure AMI fixed network system At the same time the city also implemented a complete meter change out for its 1 600 customers Both projects represent large initiatives for the self proclaimed little city with a population of 4 600 citizens While Meadows Place may be the first its intention was always to be the best public works provider for its citizens We are trying to be the city of the future We want to attract families who want to raise their children in a place of beauty and still feel like they are being good stewards of the earth Water plays a very important role in this says Meadows Place Mayor Charles Jessup If you want to be that city you must invest in that future today And that s exactly what we did by partnering with Badger Meter Badger Meter Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM Badger Meter Contact Details Company Name Badger Meter Address 4545 W

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  • MUELLER SYSTEMS: The Village Of Frankfort Awarded For Operational Efficiencies Achieved Through The MiNet System And Meter Replacement
    Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study December 20 2012 The Village Of Frankfort Awarded For Operational Efficiencies Achieved Through The Mi Net System And Meter Replacement Source Mueller Water Products Most recently Frankfort Village officials decided to replace its water and electric meters and implement an advanced metering infrastructure AMI network to increase the operational efficiencies of its water and electric infrastructure in ways that would help improve employee safety water and energy conservation and customer service while also reducing operational costs To help achieve its efficiency goals The Village of Frankfort turned to Cleveland NC based Mueller Systems a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc and leading provider of innovative water infrastructure products and services and technologically advanced metering systems for water electric and gas systems Officials chose to implement the Mi Net Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities a two way AMI system developed by Mueller Systems that fully automates the meter reading to billing process and links meters distribution sites and control devices in a single data network The Mi Net System s major components work together to completely automate the process of accurately determining how much water and electricity a customer uses for any period of time and allows The Village to accurately bill the customer for that usage Newsletter Signup SIGN ME UP YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

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  • If You Can’t Measure It You Can’t Fix It
    Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers White Paper August 15 2014 If You Can t Measure It You Can t Fix It Source Aclara Water utility managers today face a conundrum The American Water Works Association AWWA recommends a water utility strive for non revenue water loss at 10 15 percent but managers know that many systems lose as much as 50 percent Discovering where these losses occur is difficult There s plenty of data out there explaining the scope of non revenue water NRW loss that can account for more than 2 6 billion in lost revenues for U S water utilities each year Figures from the AWWA show a complex combination of unmetered or unbilled consumption factors along with an array of meter misread issues or pure leakage creating this problem Yet assessing the exact combination of these factors and deciding how to

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