Pressure management in pipe networks is fundamental to providing safe drinking water. The loss of pressure can allow ground water to contaminate a distribution system and periodic fluctuations in pressure can affect the physical integrity of pipes. Accurate pressure data allows system operators to reduce leakage volumes, energy costs, system maintenance costs, customer complaints, and water quality problems. The Mueller Remote Pressure Monitoring System will reduce unaccounted for (non-revenue) water (NRW), potential infrastructure failures related to pressure fluctuations, pumping and energy costs, and improve public safety.
Mueller’s user friendly and cost-effective technology allows utilities to continuously and remotely monitor pressure at any point within a potable water distribution system. The technology involves a sensor that transmits pressure readings at user defined intervals via cellular service through a Mueller-hosted secure web server.