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Control Room – December 2017

Q: What is the quickest way to realize a return on investment in water asset management? A:  The quickest way to realize a return on investment in asset management is to inventory your water distribution system and assess the information and physical condition of your…

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Where Do You Stand?

Each day, 850 main breaks occur in North America.  A study by Utah State University reported that the average break rate per 100 miles of pipe can be as high as 24.4 breaks per 100 miles of pipe.  If your…

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Control Room – November 2017

Q:  What are the essential components of total information control? A:   Total information control involves three essential components. Complete Information: Essential data must be obtained for every asset, including attributes like manufacturer/model, turn count, GPS location, and many more. Accurate…

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Control Room – October 2017

Q:  How often should I exercise my critical valves? A:  The AWWA's Manual of Water Supply Practices M44 Third Edition recommends that valves deemed critical are inspected and exercised on an annual basis.  The intent of valve asset management is…

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Collaborative Solutions for Optimal Control

Do you sometimes find your utility is drinking from the fire hose? Long on challenges: System Sustainability goals Multiplying Task orders Regulatory Compliance Ensuring Water Quality  Short on resources:  Personnel Equipment Information Time It’s essential to have a comprehensive usability…

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