Article | Apr 5, 2018

What is non-invasive leak detection & how does it work?

Water leaks and main breaks are on the rise due to deteriorating water systems left unchecked. On average, these leaks run undetected for more than six months before it surfaces. The consequence of undetected leaks can be severe with up to 15–30% of treated potable water is lost through leaks.[...]

Article | Mar 19, 2018

Medicine Hat Selects Echologics® Fixed Leak Detection Solution

Echologics has commissioned an Internet of Things (IoT) Smart City solution over Bell’s broadband wireless network for the City of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The solution wirelessly monitors the City’s water pipeline network to help reduce water loss and mitigate the cost of infrastructure failure.[...]

Article | Dec 4, 2017

Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Study

We often take for granted what we don’t see. This is especially true for our infrastructure that’s buried beneath the surface. Underground pipes supply our homes and businesses with access to safe water—keeping us alive. Yet in North America, the emphasis of replacing and upgrading these vital pipes have been widely ignored.[...]

Echologics staff digging a whole

Article | May 2, 2017

Echologics and M. E. Simpson Co water main inspection

M. E. Simpson Co. secures license to provide Echologics leak detection and water main condition assessment services for U.S. water utilities. M. E. Simpson Co. was founded in Indiana in 1979 to provide water distribution system evaluation and meter testing services. Along with its head office in Valparaiso, Indiana, today the company has eight regional offices across the U.S. and supplies a wide range of programs and services for water distribution and wastewater collection systems.[...]

Echologics Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) Condition Assessment

Article | Jan 30, 2017

REDUCE THE COST OF PCCP ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

Assessing and monitoring the condition of large diameter prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) is an important and challenging task. Water providers want solutions delivering the accuracy of complex electromagnetic (EM) and internal survey methods but without the operational challenges, limitations, and cost. The Echologics ePulse® condition assessment technology uses non-invasive and non-intrusive acoustic wave propagation (AWP) to identify sections of pipeline with reduced structural stiffness, and estimate the average remaining structural strength or wall thickness.[...]

Echologics Water Main Monitoring EchoShore TX

Article | Jan 18, 2017

IoT Solutions Help Solve Common Utility Chanllenges

IoT, or “Internet of Things,” is a nexus of technologies incorporating sensor-based data gathering and next-generation networking. The smart technology platform harnesses this IoT networking through the deployment of smart devices using advanced wireless technologies for remote monitoring and management of water networks. This allows utilities to tackle problems facing the industry today, such as an aging workforce and the need for real-time water quality monitoring. Below are five common challenges utilities face that can be addressed with data-driven solutions.[...]

Echologics Transmission Main Leak Detection

Article | Nov 21, 2016

How to Rapidly Reduce NRW Levels

To deal with NRW effectively, it is crucial to know where the losses are occurring and how much water is lost. The most common approach to tackle water loss involves establishing District Metered Areas (DMAs) to conduct flow balancing, where the difference between the volume of water entering the zone and the actual consumption is identified. From this, the level of NRW and leakage can be determined. [...]

Echologics Staff in California

Article | Nov 16, 2016

Water Technology Roadshow in Southern California

Echologics was proud to be part of a technology roadshow in California which was organized by the Consulates General of Canada in Los Angeles and San Diego, together with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.[...]

Article | Nov 15, 2016

Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Case Study: Condition Assessment of Asbestos Cement Water Mains in California

ARCADIS approached Echologics to gain information on critical portions of asbestos cement distribution mains in the City of San Diego. To achieve these objectives, Echologics utilized the ePulse™ condition assessment method to determine the current condition of the pipe walls and locate leaks. [...]

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