Baltimore to implement new acoustic pipe condition assessment technology

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ATLANTA, GA, May 20, 2014 -- Baltimore City Department of Public Works ("the City") will soon implement a new pipe condition assessment service as a means to assess the condition of select water distribution and transmission mains throughout the city.

Called ePULSE™, provided by Echologics -- an affiliate of Mueller Co., and a developer and provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment -- the technology is a non-invasive pipe assessment service that provides municipalities with an accurate measurement of the remaining average wall thickness of selected pipe segments, and identifies leaks at the same time.

Accordingly, municipalities may use the information provided by ePULSE to efficiently and cost-effectively mitigate risks associated with deteriorating pipe walls, reduce non-revenue water, and prioritize repairs and replacement.

The project includes testing more than 30 sections of water mains, some up to two miles in length and ranging from 6 to 60 inches in diameter. It is part of the City's Project 1108, Water Audit and Condition Assessment for Water Infrastructure. Project 1108 authorizes a water audit, condition assessment of water mains, leak detection and repairs, and other services to improve the prioritization and selection of pipe segments targeted for rehabilitation.

See also: "Leak detection, pipe condition assessment services contract with United Water awarded to Echologics"


About Echologics

Echologics, an affiliate of Mueller Co., develops water infrastructure diagnostic technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. Echologics is dedicated to helping water utilities reduce water loss with subsequent benefits in monetary, environmental and health costs to their communities. For more information, visit www.echologics.com.

About Mueller Water Products

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending. For more information, visit www.muellerwaterproducts.com.

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