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Q:  What are some additional benefits – other than dramatic cost savings – of rehabilitating large valves rather than replacing them? A:  In addition to cost savings (repair is a…

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Wachs Large Valve Solutions Deliver Big Savings for Utilities

A utility client in the upper Midwest operates and maintains approximately 1,250 miles of water main, 31,000 system valves, approximately 1,320 large system valves (16” and larger) and has a maximum…

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Katie McCain to Receive 2018 Water Industry Hall of Fame Award

Wachs Water Services is proud to announce that Katie McCain will receive the 2018 Water Industry Hall of Fame Award at ACE18 in Las Vegas.  Katie's professionalism and dedication to…

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Control Room – April 2018

Q:  How does leak detection lead to a reduction in real water loss? Leak detection is all about identifying opportunities to reduce real water loss. There are different approaches; leak surveys…

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The Benefits of Hydrant Condition Assessments

Properly maintaining and managing fire hydrants ensures they will operate correctly when they are needed–and safeguard precious lives and valuable property in emergencies. Based on Wachs Water Services’ inspections, as…

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Leak Detection Programs Combat Water Loss in Water Distribution Systems

Each day, as much as 5.9 billion gallons of water is lost due to leaks and unbilled consumption in the US alone.  Utilities can no longer tolerate inefficiencies in water…

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Control Room – March 2018

Q:  We are considering starting a large valve assessment program but are concerned with valves breaking.  How can we avoid this from happening? The largest contributing factor to Valves occasionally…

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Improve Efficiency, Conservation and Water Quality with a Unidirectional Flushing Program

Unidirectional Water Main Flushing (UDF) is gaining popularity across North America to improve operations, enhance the water system and improve service standards. Water main flushing has long been considered an…

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