The Significance of Your Digital Water Data and How it Can Improve the Future of Wastewater

08/06/2019
by Scott Gales

With all the different advancements in new digital technology over the past five years, numerous benefits have been experienced throughout the healthcare, manufacturing, and hydrocarbon sectors. These benefits have been significant, catching the attention of the wastewater sector who are delving into these new digital water data collection projects. This new technology makes software, hardware, and data analytics incredibly seamless to integrate, in turn, improving operating and capital efficiencies.


The Impact of Digital Water Data on the US Wastewater Industry

The increasing accountability of the wastewater sector will incentivize approximately $40 billion in government spending over the next decade. Digital technology is providing the capability to extract this data on a global level for creating more informed decision making and life cycle management. The advantageous big data collected are currently being leveraged to promote new value on this information that may improve reliability, supply chains, optimization, as well as customer relationships. This new digital water data technology has the capability of high-level integration among communications, modeling, sensing, SCADA, visualization, and data science capabilities. Cost-effective tools and data storage options backed by this effective technology ultimately is improving field and plant performance.


Delivering and Implementing Powerful Information Through Data Collection

In order to properly manage such a valuable resource like water, utility owners have to accurately collect, measure, and analyze their parameters. Since big data is now easily collected through digital technology, implementation is the next step. While the wastewater industry is known for being resistant to adapting to new technology, the benefits of implementing digital data collection could revolutionize this industry and improve overall performance.


For more information regarding digital water data collection and subsequent technology, please contact us!

The City of Montreal Optimizes Water Capacity with New Pumps

08/06/2019
by Scott Gales

Pumps are often underestimated in their capability to improve operations. The city of Montreal reached out to KDB Pumps, a Canadian pump manufacturer, for an additional pump set with the intention to expand the Charles-J.-Des Baillets drinking water production plant. The plant had existing five KDB pumps that had been previously installed in 1978. Charles-J.-Des Baillets is one of six water treatment plants in Montreal, providing potable water to seven reservoirs and pumping stations throughout the island. This specific plant accounts for about 38% of the total production capacity.

The Implementation and Results of Installing New Pumps

With a significant population increase in Montreal, improvements to their existing plants were required to supply enough potable water. While the Charles-J.-Des Baillets plant was originally engineered to have nine high capacity pumps, only five were installed. In order to improve efficiency, the City of Montreal decided to invest in another pump. Since the original pumps were installed in 1978, the same model was no longer manufactured. KSB met the challenge and created a proposal to design a replica. There were substantial installation challenges but KSB went above and beyond to make sure all components performed well. With the new pump installed, the plant is now capable of operating to its full design capability for the first time in 40 years.


The Importance of Pumps for Water Management

We’ve partnered with all the leading domestic pump manufacturers to provide the best selection of pumps across any industry. The importance of pumps should never be underestimated as they play such a crucial role in water management and supply. Our team is always available for consultation services and are happy to create custom solutions for our clients.


For more information regarding pumps and water management, please contact us!

Reducing Water Loss and Minimizing Leaks with Proper Water Meters

06/06/2019
by Scott Gales

Reducing water loss has become a significant concern among many commercial properties. The current global level of water loss is at 35% with some properties experiencing water loss as high as 40%. In order to properly address this issue, minimizing leaks and bursts can be achieved through pressure management. Pressure management presents one of the most cost-effective solutions for water loss. For companies to truly utilize this compelling solution, ensuring your distribution network is divided into pressure zones is crucial.



Taking Advantage of Pressure Management for Alleviating Water Loss

Traditional pressure zone division used to be a costly measure, but with all the advancements in digitalized solutions as well as remotely read water meters, commercial properties can find budget-conscious ways to create their distribution network. Especially when you consider the cost-benefit analysis of the water loss outcome of a distribution network, companies can find great ROIs. Not only does pressure management provide significant savings on water loss, but it can also improve comfort level, heighten water quality, reduce risk of burst pipes, alleviate stress on pipes, lower energy consumption, as well as provide fewer leaks. By proactively addressing your water loss concerns, you’ll experience numerous system and operational benefits.

Dewco Pressure Management Water Meters for Distribution Networks and Lowering Water Loss

Dewco is honored to provide comprehensive commercial water meters that help companies achieve creating their distribution networks while addressing water loss through effective pressure management. Some of our favorite products include the Burkert Type 8619 multiCELL Controller (https://www.dewco.com/measurement/flow-batch/signe...) and the Signet 9950 Dual Channel Transmitter (https://www.dewco.com/measurement/flow-batch/signe...). Both options provide extensive support for large distribution networks along with user-friendly interfaces that provide pH, ORP, conductivity, and flow. Work with the water management experts to create a custom solution for minimizing your water loss as well as risks for leaking and burst pipes.


For more information regarding water meters for pressure management, please contact us (https://www.dewco.com/about-us.html)!


How to Get the Most Out of Your Smart Water Meter Data

05/30/2019
by Scott Gales

Traditional water meters can make manual data reading a nightmare. With all the advancements in water meter technology, smart water meters provide a wealth of data that’s immediately at your fingertips. The amount of data provided may be overwhelming but if used properly, can lead provide significant benefits that make the most out of your investment.


Prioritizing and Quantifying Your Smart Water Meter Data for Optimal Benefits

Smart water meters ensure more accurate data quality which can be beneficial for providing accurate billing for your customers or addressing specific water concerns. The improved accuracy and quality of your smart water meter can help increase your revenue while defending against water concerns. Smart water meters can drastically reduce costs by eliminating manual readings as well as human error. Save time and resources while also addressing water loss. Smart meters have the benefit of quickly detecting leaks and bursts, providing significant savings, reducing water loss, and optimizing your finished product line. With the ability to optimize water pressure, smart meters can provide better comfort and lower energy consumption. Smart water meters can also provide instant notifications for water irregularities, quality, and more.


Dewco Smart Water Meters for Optimizing Data Output

Dewco is proud to provide leading smart water meters for commercial properties across any industry. By partnering with innovative manufacturers to deliver the best technology available, companies can enjoy the multitude of benefits that these meters have to offer. The Signet 9900 Transmitter (https://www.dewco.com/measurement/flow-batch/signe...) is a single channel interface that provides all the data you may need including pH, flow, conductivity/resistivity, pressure, temperature, salinity, level, and much more. The Signet Dual Channel Transmitter (https://www.dewco.com/measurement/flow-batch/signe...) supports two sensors of the same or different type, providing more data collection for certain industries.


For more information regarding smart water meter data, please contact us (https://www.dewco.com/about-us.html)!


Attention Valued DEWCO Customers

11/13/2018
by Admin Admin

As a family-owned and operated business for more than 44 years, DEWCO sincerely appreciates you and your business! Since 1974, DEWCO has been the Rocky Mountain region’s (MT, UT, WY, CO and NM) largest and best distributor of fluid industry products and knowledge, supporting a variety of service providers in several industries!

Like never before, DEWCO strives to be the supplier for your liquid flow meters, tanks, pumps, valves, instrumentation, cooling tower controls, boiler treatment supplies or any of the thousands of items we have in stock! As your local, stocking distributor, DEWCO’s buying power can efficiently supply you with many of the best brands in the business!

At DEWCO, customer needs and satisfaction are at the top of our priority list. This early and proactive communication is intended to provide distributors and end users ample time for a smooth transition that’s happening in just a few months.

With the launch of their all-new PD Pump Series in April of 2018, one of our suppliers, LMI, plans to phase out several of their legacy pump lines in 2019. The official transition date for the Roytronic A is January 15, 2019 with a six-month ramp-down period. The final day for orders of this product will be July 15, 2019. The official transition date for the P Series is April 15, 2019 with a final order date of October 15, 2019.

It’s imperative to note that no additional pumps or drives will be built after these final dates. As an invaluable DEWCO customer, we strongly urge you to please contact the DEWCO team as soon as possible to discuss transition options and plans for your applications. We will be more than happy to evaluate your specific needs and recommend the best option(s) for an easy and painless transition in 2019!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best,

Team DEWCO

Rural Water Association of Utah

02/27/2018
by Ashton Danker

2018 RWAU Annual Conference

Join DEWCO at booths 902 & 903, February 27th - March 2nd, 2018

The Dixie Center – St. George, UT

For more information visit: www.rwau.net

Colorado Rural Water Association

02/12/2018
by Ashton Danker

CRWA’s 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Come join DEWCO February 12th -15th 2018, booths 220 & 221

Crowne Plaza DIA - Denver, CO

For more information: www.crwa.net

NMRWA 40th Annual Conference

02/12/2018
by Ashton Danker
New Mexico Rural Water Association 40th Annual Conference.

DEWCO will be attending the conference April 16th - April 18th.

Stop by booths 49 & 50 to visit with DEWCO.

For more information: https://nmrwa.org/events/