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The Operability of Critical Valves is Essential to Control a Water System and Ensure System Reliability

Critical valves control vital water transmission lines - the backbone of any water system.  Operable critical valves reduce the consequences when large diameter pipeline failures occur. Some of the challenges…

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Repair vs. Replace: A Comparative Analysis of Large Valve Management

Grand Rapids is the second largest water system in Michigan and delivers clean drinking water to the Greater Grand Rapids area using Lake Michigan as its raw water source. From…

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Q:  How often should large and critical valves be exercised? A:  Some manufacturers recommend six months while others recommend annually.  The AWWA's M44 Manual, Distribution Valves:  Selection, Installation, Field Testing…

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Q:  What are some benefits of collecting asset information from the field in real-time? A:  Real-time asset assessment collection allows for many benefits to both Wachs Water Services and our customers.…

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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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