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  • Never Assume: Ontario utility surprised to find unexpected pipe material during force main condition assessment

    The familiar adage, “never assume anything” certainly applies to the water and wastewater pipeline industry. The message was brought home to Utilities Kingston (UK) early this year when the utility was surprised to find unexpected pipe material on sections of pipe during a condition assessment on its Dalton Avenue (North ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Germany to replace all lead water pipes

    Water containing lead not suitable for infants, toddlers, and pregnant mothers It has been known for years that lead is harmful to health, yet water pipes made of lead are still widespread in many older buildings.  The result can be increased lead concentrations in drinking water, in some cases above the limit value of 10 microgrammes lead/litre of drinking water (µg/L) in effect as of ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Mold Often Follows Water Damage from Burst Frozen Pipes

    During the chilly months of January and February, pipes may freeze and burst in any type of building.  Each year, this type of water damage results in billions of dollars in property damages.    With extreme cold weather, or if a structure is having problems with its heating system during the winter months, pipes are susceptible to freezing.  As ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Making History Again: Louisville Water Deploys Purerobotics for PCCP Condition Assessment and GIS Mapping

    To many history buffs, “the prettiest ornamental water tower and pumping station” in the U.S. belongs to Louisville Water Company (Louisville Water). In 1860, the water company, which today provides water to more than 850,000 people in Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding communities, built its first water tower and ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • PWA: A Strong Choice for Screening Assessment of Metallic Pipelines

    As pipelines across North America age and begin to reach their end-of-life cycles, utilities are faced with the task of assessing their network and determining the best course of action for maintaining reliable, efficient and sustainable levels of service. The task of selecting pipes for inspection, rehabilitation or replacement can be overwhelming. For the majority of metallic ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • GRP Pipes Reign Supreme in Mine Dewatering Applications

    Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes’ proven resilience in harsh terrains, extreme climates and unpredictable site environments make them the superior choice over HDPE, steel and DICL (ductile iron concrete lined) pipes in the demanding environment of a mine dewatering system. Says Roger Rusch, CEO of IWC “Unchecked groundwater can affect the stability of the ...

  • Identifying sources of metallic pollution to implement the WFD

    A new study has indicated that metallic pollutants in river basins have more sources than other dangerous substances. Sources include stormwater, industrial effluents, treated effluents, agricultural drainage, sediments, mining drainage and landfills. The EU Water Framework Directive1 requires Member States to take actions to achieve good chemical and ecological status of surface and ground ...

  • Frankfort Electric and Water Plant Board Verifies Distress on Ductile Iron Pipe Using Electromagnetics

    Commercial introduction of ductile iron pipe (DIP) began in the mid-1950s and was established as the most frequently selected material of choice for ferrous pressure pipe by the early 1970s. Due to the widespread use of DIP during a large expansion of pipeline infrastructure in the 1970s, there are many thousands of miles of pressurized DIP in operation today. Water and wastewater utilities ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • GF Piping Systems Presents Non-Corroding and Environmentally Friendly Solutions

    GF Piping Systems’ plastic piping provides better efficiency and lower weight compared to traditional piping materials. Thermoplastic plastic piping represents an environmental friendly solution thanks to a carbon footprint that is 5 times lower than metal. Applications such as Inert Gas Cleaning (Scrubbing), Advanced Water Treatment, Ballast Water Management, Laundries supply and drainage, ...


    By GF Piping Systems

  • Tips for Preventing Frozen & Burst Pipes Offered by Arizona’s Public Adjusters

    Each year in the United States, water damage to residential and commercial buildings results in billions of dollars in property damage.  Many of these water damage events occur during the winter when pipes can freeze and burst.  While few residents of the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas have to deal with frozen pipes, many other regions of Arizona experience months ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Artic Blasts can Result in Burst Pipes and Mold in Texas Homes & Buildings

    Texas and the Gulf Coast have already experienced a number of weather systems this winter that have brought exceptionally cold weather to the region.  Many of these areas are not used to these extreme frigid temperatures and can be especially vulnerable to freezing pipes in homes and buildings.   As water freezes, it expands and can put tremendous pressure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ASTM F1281 - 11 standard specification for crosslinked polyethylene/aluminum/crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) pressure pipe

    This specification covers a coextruded cross linked polyethylene composite pressure pipe with welded aluminum tube reinforcement between the inner and outer layers. The inner and outer cross linked polyethylene layers are bonded to the aluminum tube by a melt adhesive. Included is a system of nomenclature for the cross linked polyethylene-aluminum cross linked polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) pipes, the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Touchscreen water leakage correlator

    Halma Water Management (HWM) has developed the MicroCorr Touch (TriCorr Touch in the USA), a water leak correlator that features a class-leading sensor, a large full-colour touch screen, and integrated noise filtering, analysis and management software. The unit is operated by touchscreen, making it much easier to input data and maximising the visible screen area to display results more clearly ...


  • Supercritical water oxidation of sewage sludge

    ABSTRACT Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) is an innovative and effective destruction method for organic wastewater and sludge. Several tests of the destruction of sewage sludge by SCWO have been done at two state of the art pilot plants. These units have capacities of 250 kg/h and 1100 kg/h, respectively. The test results show that the technology easily destroys the organic ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Cleaning Worcester`s water without breaking the bank

    New England's second largest city is working towards better control of polluted stormwater to its streams, ponds and lakes with a newly proposed draft stormwater permit, developed jointly by the U.S. EPA and the state of Massachusetts. Formally proposed Friday after two years of discussions, the permit is intended to provide improved environmental protection in the city of Worcester, population ...

  • Chlorine monitoring in water with high Mn/Fe salts

    In 2012, Intellitect Water launched the new V2 Intellisonde (IV2) in-pipe water quality monitor, which offered two new advantages; retained calibration data and improved chlorine measurement. Since that time, IV2 sondes have been successfully installed around the world offering users easier access to water quality data. However, now that the IV2 sondes have been in operation for nearly a year, ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • California City Looks to Sea for Water in Drought

    This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water. The $34 million desalination plant was fired up for only three months and mothballed after a miracle soaking of rain. As the state again grapples with historic dryness, the city nicknamed the "American Riviera" ...


    By Associated Press

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors have more impact on the condition of a buried asset. For utilities embarking on proactive management and assessment of their buried infrastructure, leak ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Energy savings from water appliances and systems

    Increases Energy Savings from Water Appliances and SystemsThe US government and marketplace are focused on reducing the overall energy costs with various incentives to promote alternatives and improvements. There are numerous agencies, plans and directives to achieve these ambitious goals in commercial and residential applications.There is an affordable easy and proven technology that can ...


    By HydroCare

  • Supercritical water oxidation presented as alternative to incineration

    Finding environmentally benign waste disposal options is becoming more critical. A process now being commercialised, supercritical water oxidation is demonstrating extremely efficient organic waste destruction (99.99%) plus excellent environmental characteristics (none of the emissions associated with incineration). The process is especially suitable for the treatment of wastewater and sludges ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

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