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4 Reasons to Monitor Pressure in Water Distribution Systems

Water pressure surges result when there is a sudden change in flow. These events, otherwise known as water hammers, can reduce the longevity of pipes, cause leaks or main breaks and jeopardize water quality. Regularly monitoring pressure can enable utilities to mitigate the frequency of pressure events while reducing operational costs. 1. Preventing Pipe Failure…

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Announcing Our New Partnership with Trimble Water

In September 2018, CC Lynch formed a partnership with Trimble Water, a producer of water pressure monitoring devices, asset management software and remote leak detection solutions. Trey Campbell, CC Lynch President, said, “Our Trimble Water Partnership folds in additional products and services to address critical issues facing water utilities; such as water loss, leak detection…

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5 Key Features to Look for in a Multiparameter Sonde

Before multiparameter sondes, water monitoring professionals carried a number of single sensor meters, colorimeter kits and a secchi disk to the field.  Water quality data was manually gathered, archived and managed. Sondes have became a preferred technique; both for spot-checking, profile applications and unattended continuous recorders. Until recently, the thrust of sonde innovation centered on…

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Case Study: New Orleans Addresses Storm Water System Vulnerabilities

Customer As a result of its unusual topography, the city of New Orleans is prone to flooding from the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, as well as frequent inundation from high intensity rainfall. Since the late 1800s, New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (NOSWB) has been tasked with providing the city adequate drainage, sewerage collection…

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The True Cost of Water Loss: It’s Not Just Non-Revenue Water (NRW)

Every day,  water utilities face pressure to minimize operational and capital expenses but still meet ever-increasing demand.  With rate increases as rare as they are unpopular, cost remains the primary target. One big cost for most water utilities is water loss or “non-revenue water (NRW).” All water entering a distribution system is either “accounted for” consumption, or…

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The Key to Efficient Chlorine Disinfection: pH

Many systems rely on some form of chlorine to make sure the water is safe from biological contaminants. If you are testing chlorine in your drinking water system, the question of how much free chlorine and how much total chlorine often comes up.  Some terms to know: Free Chlorine – this is the form of chlorine…

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CC Lynch Welcomes Danny Hutcherson as Newest Water Monitoring Expert

C.C. Lynch & Associates is proud to announce that Danny Hutcherson has joined our team. Danny has served the water and wastewater industry for 40 years. Initially, Danny will serve as our Drinking Water expert; presenting on-line techniques for monitoring water from its source, across process treatment and throughout distribution. His role will add value for…

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An Overview of Teledyne ADCPS Water Resources

Teledyne ADCPS Water Resources can cover a variety of monitoring needs from streams and rivers to reservoirs and irrigation channels. Their monitoring devices include both fixed-mount and boat-mount configurations, capable of monitoring water velocity, stage and discharge data at depths of .12 meters to 300 meters. Teledyne RDI offers seven different products with varying specialties:…

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Examining the In-Situ Aqua TROLL® 600 Multiparamter Sonde

The In-Situ Aqua TROLL® 600 Multiparameter Sonde is a versatile device with a lengthy battery life capable of testing in fresh water or salt water and for long-term or short-term deployments. The Aqua TROLL® 600 connects via Bluetooth with the VuSitu™ Mobile Smartphone App and includes an LCD display for checking overall probe functionality. This…

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Open channel flow measurement techniques

NO FLUME, NO WEIR, NO PROBLEM Arguably, the most important measurement taken in and around water/wastewater systems is flow. In open channel applications, the most common flow measurement technique is through Primary/Secondary devices. Primary devices include flumes and weirs that create a reliable relationship between water level and flow rate; in the form of a…

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Top FAQs on Third Party Flow Meter Calibration

What is third party flow meter calibration? Third party flow meter calibration is when a recognized independent service company tests and adjusts your flow meter(s) for optimum performance, following the manufacturer’s recommended procedure. Why do I need third party flow meter calibration? There are several reasons third party calibration is recommended, including: Most permits require…

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3 Reasons to Rent Water Monitoring Equipment from the Manufacturer

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the In-Situ blog in May 2015. There are several reasons you might consider renting environmental sampling equipment: maybe it just makes more sense to rent equipment for a project rather than buy it, or perhaps you want to try the product before you make the commitment. Whatever the…

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Case Study:Texas Municipality Diverts Flow in Large Diameter Sewer Lines

By: Brandon Dalton Customer In the past few years, there have been several sewer line rehabilitation projects in Texas involving large diameter sewers (6 feet to 11 feet diameter) located 50 feet to 60 feet below ground. These projects have either required the city to block flows in order to divert to other sewer lines…

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6 Benefits of Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters

According to the American Water Works Association, public water systems lose approximately $2.8 billion in annual revenue from water loss. Non-Revenue Water (NRW), combined with the environmental impact, has drinking water specialists looking for more flexible and accurate flow measurement technologies to locate, and  quantify, sources of loss. The Transit Time Ultrasonic technique provides a…

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Not all pH Electrodes are the Same

If there is one thing our industry has no shortage of, its pH electrodes. There are several manufacturers all pushing their electrode as ‘compatible’; no matter which meter you happen to be using. While ‘compatible’ might hold true, electrodes are not as homogenous as some might lead you to believe. Across the breadth of pH…

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Engineered Composite Stop Logs

Stop logs are in commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants, lagoon control, flood control, and flow diversion. Historically, most stop logs are constructed of wood or metal. However, vacuum infused Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester (FRP) design is proving to be a much better solution for stop log design. Wood swells as it takes on…

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Tough Challenges in Sewer Lift Station Level Measurement

Tough challenges for sewer lift station level measurement are operating in an extremely harsh environment; and reliable performance without frequent maintenance. Pump controls are dependent on accurate level sensing; so the level sensor must be designed to withstand these conditions; without the need for constant maintenance and calibration.

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Battery Maintenance for Solar Panel Systems

Battery maintenance for solar panel systems is an easy way to maintain reliable service and extend equipment lifespan. Solar panel power arrangements are practically maintenance free…practically. We recommend an inspection routine at least annually – to help intercept problems before they happen and prolong the life of the battery.

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Solar Panel Batteries and Temperature

In our October blog, we suggested that you err on the side of larger when sizing solar panels and batteries. One reason is that solar panel batteries are greatly affected by temperature; and only one part of this story is good.

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Gravity Flow Measurement in Smaller Pipes – Application Toolkit Part 2

ISCO Flow Metering Inserts Gravity flow measurement in smaller pipes (6 – 12 inches) can present challenges; from access, to technique and cost.  With everything below grade, access tends to be the final manhole; out near the site’s perimeter. In these cases, ISCO’s Flow Metering Inserts can play an important role in our Application Toolkit.…

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