The Utility Industry including electric, gas and water to telecommunications companies are at the forefront of GPS and GIS technology use. Geospatial technologies are making it easier for utility workers to manage complex field assets. GIS information is consistent, reliable, and accurate.
Valve exercising is the single most important form of preventive maintenance for improving reliability for the water distribution system. Under normal operating conditions main line valves are fully opened and fully closed only when isolation of a portion of the system is needed.
Assessing and maintaining Fire Hydrants is fundamental in Distribution System Management in order to protect the public welfare, improve a utility’s ISO rating and can aid in maintaining water quality when incorporated into an organized flushing program.