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Wachs Water Services is the leading provider of water distribution system solutions that dramatically improve the efficiency and operability of water networks. Our crews work throughout North America on water distribution system projects both large and small, and we are capable of mobilizing efficiently and in-force almost anywhere.

 

 

Info Sheet - Asset Inventory Services

The quickest way to realize a return on investment in drinking water asset management is to inventory your water distribution system and assess the information and physical condition of your valves and hydrants. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

E-Book - Pictorial Guide to Reducing Main Break Costs

Download our free guide to reducing main break costs. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - UDF Flushing 101

UDF is a great way to flush contaminants from a system with a wide array of benefits for utilities and customers. Learn more about this vital service... Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Top 7 Concrete Benefits of Asset Management

Asset management offers numerous benefits. While some benefits are more abstract, (e.g. increased employee morale, improved stakeholder satisfaction, etc.) here, we're focusing on concrete benefits easily noticeable by utility personnel. Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Smoke Testing as a Tool to Find Stormwater Inflow

One Illinois utility recently engaged Wachs Water Services to perform smoke testing on a portion of their wastewater system. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Ready To Use From Day One

Learn  about our out-of-the-box solution. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - QA When is a Spatial Adjustment Needed

Question: Does it make sense to spatially adjust my water distribution system GIS? Click here to read answer...Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Offering a Suite of Services

We offer an entire suite of services related to water and wastewater asset management, making us a significant addition to your team, allowing you to fully serve your community. Learn more. Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Key Programs Offered by Wachs Water Services

We offer a wide array of solutions for the water and wastewater industries. Click here to read more. Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Interlocal Agreements Put You on the Fastrack to our Services

Interlocal agreements offer several benefits to utilities, and are a great way to quickly kickstart programs. Learn more here. Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Field Inspection Assistance

For over fifteen years, we have been working with engineering firms of all sizes. Our strength lies in the documentation and delivery of quality field inspection data, which is delivered by our proven field services team, making us a significant addition to your team, and allowing you to fully serve your customers. Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Equipping Your Utility for the Polar Vortex

The polar vortex brings trouble for utilities. The ability to shut down systems and find leaks as fast as possible requires this key ingredient. Read more...  Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Discovering the Return of a Valve Program with Our ROI Calculator

ROI means "return on investment". Learn more about how to interpret an ROI and why ROI matters to a utility.  Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Better Data Better Decisions

For over 15 years, Wachs Water Services has partnered with utilities and engineering firms to deliver quality data that can be used in the field or in the board room. Our over 30 million collected data points higlight the trust that utilities across the continent continually place in our services. Learn more...Click here to download this free resource.

  

 

 

 

 

 

Info Sheet - Asset Management Shouldn't Be This Hard

Learn about a training program that is built on a solid framework of best practices, yet customized for the uniqueness of your utility.
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Info Sheet - A Good GPS Program Goes Beyond The Where

Recently, a Midwestern entity retained Wachs Water Services to GPS the assets of several utilities under their management. The success of the project highlights the importance of implementing a GPS program, not only to determine asset location, but also as a method of gathering key system information. Click here to read the full article. Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

  

 

Info Sheet - 7 Surprising Questions Only your GIS Can Answer

Before the days of GIS, the burden of knowing the ins and outs of a water distribution system fell squarely on employees. Over time, each employee developed an intricate understanding of their system, resulting in a level of intuition critical in making capital improvement decisions, engineering decisions, maintenance and repair decisions, and more. So why the need for a GIS?
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Info Sheet - 4 Components of a Water Loss Control Program

Every day, billions of gallons of water slated for public use. Part of the problem lies in system leaks. Put the plug on leaks with a solid water loss control program. Read more...
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Info Sheet - 105 Forgotten Costs of Main Breaks

Main breaks cause a host of damages that we often forget about. How many of these 105 did you know about? Read more... Click here to download this free resource. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Article - Exercising Options

An outsourced hydrant assessment program pays off.. Click here to download this free resource.  

 

 

 

 

Whitepaper - Real Water Loss

Each day, U.S. utilities lose six billion gallons of water slated for public use. Non-revenue water means pouring money down the drain. Learn about the far-reaching consequences of leaks and how to mitigate the consequences. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 


Houston Valve Management Case Study: Locate, Assess, and Rehabilitate 4,000 Large Diameter Valves

By employing industry-leading valve management techniques, Wachs Water Services successfully located, assessed, and rehabilitated 4,000 large diameter valves. Learn more here. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

Cut Sheet - AWWA's 4 Ways to Reduce Real Water Loss

Each day, U.S. utilities an incredible amount of water slated for public use. Fortunately, real water loss is recoverable. In fact, AWWA M-36 Water Audits and Loss Control Manual, cites four key methods for stopping real water loss. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

Ebook - An Introductory Guide to Droughts and What Your Utility Can Do About Them

2014 drought conditions have resulted in water pipelines bursting in record numbers causing structural damage and resulting in tremendous financial consequences for utilities and the communities they serve. Learn what your utility can do to mitigate current and future damage. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 


Brochure - Large Valve

Download our large valve brochure. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

Cut Sheet - Valve Benchmarking Program

Learn more about how your region compares against the nation, in terms of valve operability. Click here to download this free resource.
 

 

 

 

 


Cut Sheet - Services Overview

We are a leading provider of water and wastewater system solutions specializing in the assessment of sanitary/storm water collection systems and water distribution systems. Our data collection services and tools make the best use of time and money for developing comprehensive buried infrastructure inventories and operational, structural and hydraulic condition assessment of underground infrastructure. Wachs Water Services helps its clients make informed decisions leading to improved infrastructure performance. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

Cut Sheet - Web Mapping Application

Learn more about web mapping applications. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

Article - Water UIM - Real Cost Real Loss Dave Lewis

Potentially recoverable real losses in water systems cost real money. For any given water main break, the duration of the event is directly proportional to gallons lost. This means that reducing the duration of water main breaks will have a corresponding effect; reducing the total cost of the water ma

in break. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

Article - ESRI News for Water & Wastewater - Building Atlanta's GIS

In a strategic effort to sustainably rehabilitate its aging system and increase system control, Atlanta decided to implement a series of steps to funamentally improve its infrastructure and integrate its GIS with its current legacy and enterprise systems. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

Whitepaper - Control and Consequences 

Utilities face aging infrastructure and over 240,000 water main breaks per year. Fortunately there is a cost-effective way to manage your infrastructure that can be implemented in the short term. Learn about the far-reaching benefits of a valve usability program. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut Sheet - A Holistic Approach to Asset Management

Learn about the key components of a holistic approach to asset management. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

Article - WaterWorld - Unidirectional Flushing - An Asset Management Program with Long-Term Benefits
Not only is unidirectional flushing a more effective way of cleaning than conventional flushing, but it uses on average about 40 percent less water than conventional flushing. Learn about the benefits of unidirectional flushing. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study - Baltimore Valve Management

By employing industry-leading valve management techniques, Wachs Water Services successfully located, assessed, and serviced 64,000 pipeline valves. Learn more here. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

  

 

Case Study - DC Water’s Fire Hydrant Upgrade Program

By employing industry-leading hydrant management techniques, Wachs Water Services successfully fixed or replaced 9,300 fire hydrants at the nation's captial. Learn more here. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Brochure

Wachs Water Services provides water distribution and wastewater system solutions. Learn how we can help your utility achieve its needs. Click here to download this free resource.

 

 

 

Cut Sheet - Reducing Collateral Damage from Main Breaks

Every minute required to shut down a main break means damage to your water infrastructure, roads, property, and the surrounding environment. These costs typically run into the millions of dollars for most major main breaks. Learn the best way to minimize collateral damage.

 

 

Cut Sheet - 5 Common Pitfalls of Asset Management

Learn about 5 common pitfalls to asset asset management.
 

 

 

 

 

Cut Sheet - Keeping Storm Water Out of Wastewater Drains

Every drop of liquid treated in a wastewater plant costs money. Storm water, therefore is a costly visitor to wastewater drains. Learn about how to keep storm water out of wastewater drains.

 

 

 

 

Cut Sheet - 7 Deadly Sins of Asset Management

Asset management is a critical activity for any utility. However, if not done the right way, its benefits can be reduced . Learn about the seven deadly sins of asset management.

 

 

 

 

  

Cut Sheet - Outsource Asset Management? 3 Questions to Ask


Amid daily demands, even utilities with the best intentions can find it hard to keep pace with AWWA's guidelines of exercising all large and critical valves on an annual basis, and periodically exercising all others on a set cycle. To gauge whether your utility is a good candidate for outsourcing, consider three key questions.
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Wachs Water Services is the leading provider of water distribution system asset management solutions that significantly improve efficiency and network control. Our specialized approach combines condition assessment and rehabilitation services for valves, hydrants and water mains with the capture and integration of critical water asset GIS information. We provide the expertise, equipment and personnel to locate, assess, operate and document virtually any water asset.