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Q:  Can you explain the importance of correct valve position? A:  Correct valve position is so important it should be placed in the critical category.  If the water system design calls for a valve to be “normally open” that is closed…

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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 and Maintenance, Third Edition, recommends that valves deemed critical are…

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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. Some of these include: The ability to spot sub-optimal data…

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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 fraction of replacement cost) there are many other benefits 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 (where an area is surveyed for indications of leakage), leak…

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