Mueller Water Products is helping water utilities take control of their water network in its newly-released?Aging Water Infrastructure Solutions Handbook. The publication?outlines success stories in combating water loss with technology and tips on how to overcome the challenges of aging water distribution systems.
The success stories highlight the ways Mueller solutions can make an impact in saving water at the water source, at the treatment plant, in the pipes, on the street and in the cloud.?One success story comes from Silicon Valley, where San Jose Water took action to overcome obstacles posed by severe drought conditions by implementing a pilot water-loss control program. By investing in acoustic leak detection technology, the utility is able to detect underground leaks long before they surface. More than an estimated 40 million gallons of water have been saved to date after deploying the technology.
Another success story comes from Nova Scotia, Canada, where the Cape Breton Regional Municipal Water Utility is saving millions of gallons of water after implementing a single automatic flushing unit.
Demonstrating the impact of solutions targeted to pipes below the ground, another story highlights Malang City, Indonesia’s success in implementing a water management plan after experiencing pipe bursts and high leakage rates. Through installing new valves, the city was able to reduce pipe breakage by 300 percent.
In addition to success stories, the handbook also features a Q&A with an expert on the ways smart technologies can help utilities reduce water loss to meet customer demands while maintaining their bottom line. Spotlights also offer more detail on the specs and benefits of Mueller’s solutions.