2011 News & Articles

News & Article Archive

December 25, 2011

Stopping Loss, Saving Funds

Leaky pipes and non-revenue water are forcing utilities to strike a balance between leak detection, pipe repair, and economics.
[ Source: Water Efficiency ]

November 23, 2011

City water leaks wasting millions of tax dollars

In a revolution that started more than a decade ago, some municipalities have been turning their water world on its head. Rather than only reacting once a pipe break is known, they're methodically trying to figure out just how healthy their aging pipes and systems are, and they're trying to find and fix leaks long before they turn into more significant problems.
[ Source: CBC News ]

November 2011

Louisville Water Company Puts PipeDiver® Large-Diameter Insertion and Extraction Tubes to the Test

Louisville Water Company (LWC) needed an accurate condition assessment tool that didn’t require pipeline shutdown and lengthy cleanup. The utility turned to Pure to provide a solution.

November 2011

Hi-tech fix for Ottawa main

Failure of a large-diameter water main in the Canadian capital resulted in the use of robotic inspection and monitoring systems.
[ Source: Trenchless World ]

October 2011

Pipeline Condition Assessment

In order to develop a comprehensive condition assessment solution, the benefits and limitations of an NDT method must be carefully evaluated to ensure the tool or technique is providing the most appliciable data. While the benefits and data outputs for NDT methods are well defined, each of these techniques have limitations of either their deployment methodology or data resolution/applicabiliry provided.
[ Source: Trenchless Technology ]

October 27, 2011

Rehab Runner Up

Pure wins runner up - rehab project of the year for the "Miami-Dade Large Diameter Pipeline Assessment & Rehab" project.
[ Source: Trenchless Technology ]

October 17, 2011

Come visit us during WEFTEC

Pure is exhibiting at WEFTEC11 in LA, Oct 17-Oct. 19, Stop by our booth #4134 for a free gift and to learn about our wastewater inspection services

October 12, 2011

Prestressed Pipe Deterioration Prompts Large Utility to Seek Effective, Cost-efficient Approach

While North America faces the “pay now or pay later” challenges of rehabilitating aging underground pipe infrastructure, another issue — unrelated to age — is lurking beneath the surface.
[ Source: Utility Infrastructure Management ]

October 4, 2011

Pure Technologies targets GCC's leaky pipe market

Pure Technologies, the Canadian infrastructure monitoring technology developer, will use its suite of pipeline services as it looks to gain a foothold in the GCC market, the regional branch manager said on Tuesday.
[ Source: Contruction Week ]

October, 2011

Advancement of condition assessment techniques for large diameter pipelines

Condition assessment of ageing pipelines is a continual challenge in South Africa and around the world. Owners of large diameter water and wastewater pipelines face particular difficulties due to several factors, including severe skills shortages, and financial, environmental, demand and access restrictions.
[ Source: Civil Engineering ]

September 28, 2011

Behind the Scenes, Inside the Pipes at The Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU)

The 8,800-foot long Eklutna water main in Alaska, supplies clean, fresh water to the majority of the Anchorage Bowl, and Thursday a group of utility workers and engineers crawled through those pipes to make sure everything is running smoothly.
[ Source: KTVA (CBS Affiliate) ]

September 20, 2011

Louisville Water Company has new tool to search for water main breaks

Two massive water main breaks this summer showed cracks in the Louisville Water Company's aging pipe system. Now it has a new tool designed to search out and prevent breaks. Leaders hope a new tool called a PipeDiver will solve some of the problems.
[ Source: WRDB (Fox Affiliate) ]

September 19, 2011


Pure announces the introduction of its next-generation SoundPrint® system for monitoring bridge cables and post-tensioning systems. The system, called SoundPrint Light, utilizes Pure’s patented acoustic fibre-optic monitoring technology for monitoring prestressed concrete pipelines, which was first introduced in 2005 and is now deployed in over 1,500 km of pipelines.

September 2011

PipeDiver® for Force Main Inspection Makes First Splash

The first PipeDiver project was recently completed on a fully operational prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) wastewater force main for Baltimore County Department of Public Works. The inspection was completed as part of a comprehensive assessment of a 54-inch force main that also included Pure’s SmartBall® technology.

August 2011

Evaluating the Risks of Water Distribution System Failure

This article appeared in the August 2011 issue of AWWA Opflow magazine and presents the cost-benefit analysis using quantitative risk models to determine metallic and PVC pipe survival rates.
[ Source: AWWA Opflow ]

July 2011

An Interview with Mike Higgins at ACE11

Washington, D.C. recently hosted one of the largest water conferences in the world, as the American Water Works Association (AWWA) conducted its 130th Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE11). To learn how Pure Technologies can assist in managing your pipeline infrastructure, watch Mike Higgins, P.E., Vice President of Engineering Services, in a featured video at ACE11 describing Pure’s effective solutions for aging infrastructure.

June 2011

Hydraulic modelling and field verification on the Withoogte to Besaansklip bulk water supply pipeline

Following the pressure monitoring and hydraulic modelling of the Withoogte- Besaansklip pipeline, we now have a much better understanding of the hydraulic performance and behaviour of this pipeline and the impact of operational changes on the system. We can now also investigate the impact of any operational change and demand variations on the system with confidence.
[ Source: Civil Engineering ]

June 06, 2011

Cities need to seriously tackle water infrastructure repair before the problem overflows

Communities across Canada are facing an infrastructure squeeze: huge challenges and inadequate funds.
[ Source: The Globe and Mail ]

June 06, 2011


AquaNews is the regular e-newsletter distributed by Pure's subsidiary Aqua Environmental, located in Australia and serving the Australia and New Zealand regions.

May 19, 2011

Leak detector is on a roll

Pure Technologies Ltd., a Calgary-based company that develops tools for the inspection and monitoring of physical infrastructure, has created a device that could dramatically improve leak detection in the oil industry—catching drips before the weakened pipe unleashes a flood.
[ Source: Canadian Business ]

May 05, 2011

An Investment Theme Awash with Opportunity

Globe and Mail - Water is a commodity that many take for granted, but transporting it, cleaning it and selling it will create increasingly important investment opportunities in the years ahead.

May 2011

Revolutionary long-distance CCTV inspections

SSIS Sahara recently performed the fi rst long-distance CCTV inspections under live operating conditions in South Africa on the Vaal Gamagara Water Scheme in the Northern Cape.
[ Source: W&S Africa ]

March 2011

Assessing the bulk water supply system - West Coast District Municipality

Bulk water supply pipelines rarely fail suddenly or catastrophically. Small leaks, if left unattended, will turn into larger leaks over time and ultimately lead to pipe breaks or failures.
[ Source: W&S Africa ]

February 03, 2011


TORONTO, Canada: Ubika Research has released a profile report on Pure Technologies Ltd (TSX VENTURE: PUR) (CVE: PUR) under its series called “Cleantech Stock of the Week” that identifies interesting clean technology companies.
[ Source: Baystreet.ca ]

January 13, 2011

BNN interviews Jamie Paulson

In this interview with BNN, Jamie Paulson, Chairman, discusses Pure's business model. Pure offers non-destructive technologies to effectively monitor and manage infrastructure including water and oil and gas pipelines.
[ Source: Business News Network (BNN) ]

January 06, 2011

Innovative inspections and monitoring solutions for bridges

Bridges are some of the most critical, valuable and highly visible components of the world’s transportation infrastructure. Proactive monitoring, management and surveillance of these structures is of the utmost importance to their owners and managers.