NEWS & ARTICLES


HALF OF SUBURBAN MD.'S LARGEST PIPES NOW MONITORED, SANITARY COMMISSION SAYS

September 28, 2010

Half of suburban Maryland's largest concrete pipes now have acoustic equipment installed, allowing them to be constantly monitored for signs of weakening, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said Tuesday. [Source: The Washington Post]

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LARGE DIAMETER MAINS: ESTIMATE AND EXTEND SERVICE LIFE

August 1, 2010

An asset management approach that relies on pipe sections in good condition or with moderate damage and managing risk through isolated repairs and long-term structural monitoring can extend the life of PCCP.

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HUGE POTOMAC WATER MAIN SHUT DOWN AFTER ALARM SOUNDS

July 2, 2010

About 1.8 million people in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have been ordered to stop watering their lawns and washing their cars and limit their use of toilets, dishwashers and washing machines through the Fourth of July weekend after officials shut down a huge water main in Potomac on Thursday. [Source: The Washington Post]

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FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL

June 10, 2010

Finding leaks in water transmission mains before they become safety hazards is an ongoing challenge for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Laurel, Md. Read how SmartBall is helping. [Source: Municipal Sewer & Water]

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PURE TECHNOLOGIES MONITORS GREAT MAN MADE RIVER PROJECT IN LIBYA

May 10, 2010

With 500,000 pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) running some 4,000 kilometres through the Sahara Desert, the Great Man Made River Project is the largest PCCP project in the world. [Source: Journal of Commerce]

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WSSC WORKS WITH PURE TECHNOLOGIES TO AVOID ANOTHER "MASSIVE" WATER MAIN BREAK

January 19, 2010

The WSSC delivers water and sewer services to 1.8 million people in the Montgomery and Prince George's counties. The River Road water main break Dec. 23 2008, drew national attention after nine motorists had to be rescued by police, firefighters and helicopters from the frigid waters. One year after the incident, WSSC showcased the technologies they have enlisted from Pure Technologies to avoid another massive water main break from occurring in the future. [Source: Fox News]

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WSSC INTRODUCES PURE TECHNOLOGIES' SYSTEMS TO MONITOR WATER MAINS

January 19, 2010

Nearly a year after a broken pipe flooded River Road in Bethesda and stranded motorists, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission showcased technology designed to detect problems in their larger water pccp mains. [Source: ABC News]

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