SOUTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL WATER SYSTEMS
SDARWS UTILITY SERVICES
• Certification Training
• Wastewater Training
• Safety Training
• Board of Directors Training
• Capacity Development
• Compliance Assistance
• Leak Detection
• Valve Location
• Line Tracing
• Smoke Testing
• Flow Testing
• GPS Distribution System Mapping
• GPS Collection System Mapping
• Pipe Thawing (up to 2")
• Chlorinator Operation
• Video Inspection
• Emergency Response Planning
• Source Water Protection
• Water Rate Analysis
• Distribution Operation & Maintenance
• State & Federal Legislative Action
• Regulatory Oversight
• NRWA Fleet Program Assistance
• NRWA Loan Fund Assistance
Thawing water lines
CCR Compliance Assistance
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EQUIPMENT & USAGE FEES
SDARWS utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide practical solutions designed specifically to meet the needs of small and rural communities in South Dakota. By using available technology, our field staff can collect and analyze both water and wastewater features and defects more efficiently and in ways that lead to better solutions for repair and maintenance.
With the use of GPS and other digital documentation devices, we can detect, evaluate and document a variety of data critical to the efficient management of water and wastewater utilities
LEAK DETECTION, LINE LOCATION & VALVE LOCATION
SDARWS performs leak detection surveys to identify potential water leaks and increased water loss percentages. We utilize portable hand-held leak survey monitors, metallic water line tracing and magnetic valve box location equipment. This equipment will provide the system with a water audit to assist with unaccounted-for water.
ULTRASONIC FLOW METER
The GE Panametrics TransPort PT878 ultrasonic flow meter is highly versatile, self-contained, portable transit-time system with options and accessories to meet all your liquidflow transducers. This unit measures flow rate through metal, plastic, or even concrete-lined pipes without penetrating the pipe wall.
PRESSURE DATA LOGGERS
Determining whether a customer has low pressure or low flow problems can be difficult. SDARWS has computerized pressure data loggers that can monitor water system pressure zones throughout your distribution system to help narrow down the customer's concerns.
HYDRANT FLOW TESTING
SDARWS performs hydrant flow testing to provide accurate gallon per minute flow rates on fire hydrants, static pressures and residual pressures on fire hydrants. This information will be a tremendous asset to the local fire department.
GPS COORDINATES/DISTRIBUTION & COLLECTION SYSTEM MAPPING
GPS coordinates are documented on each component of your distribution or collection system. System data can be plotted to create a map that will be useful for operators, contractors and the local fire department.
Thawing frozen water services up to 2" line size is a service now offered by your Association. Our portable electric powered pump us a powerful positive displacement gear pump designed to pump hot water into a frozen line service.
Smoke testing is performed to identify areas of inflow/infiltration where unwanted water may be entering the collection system and leading to possible sewer backups. Smoke-filled air is forced into sanitary sewer lines and other connenctions using smoke testing equipment and liquid smoke.
A video camera pipeline inspection allows for real-time visual inspection of new or existing sewer lines to determine the condition of piping. SDARWS uses a camera equipped with powerful lights mounted to a tractor that can travel through pipes varying from 8-15" in diameter. Video inspections are used to identify pipe damage such as broken, cracked or collapsed pipe and blockages that create backups.
SDARWS performs flow monitoring to determine the variations between normal and storm flow so the discrete sections of the collection system can be targeted for repair and/or video inspection. Our flow meter is installed in designated manholes and the data is typically retrieved on a timely basis. After gathering the data, we provide a report of each monitoring site describing the flow conditions.
SDARWS provides guidance in poly-pigging collection system force mains. Cleaning force mains can increase pumping rates and decrease monthly electric bills. We'll provide the pigs and oversee setup of pig launching devices.
CPR/AED/FIRST AID TRAINING
SDARWS provides life-saving CPR/AED/First Aid Training conducted by our licensed Emergency Medical Technician. Water and wastewater operators ware working in a highly accident-prone industry. Protect yourself and your fellow employees by scheduling the American Heart Association course and First Aid Training.
To learn more about these services, please call South Dakota Rural Water at 605.556.7219
CORPORATE SPONSORS OF SOUTH DAKOTA RURAL WATER
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
203 W. Center Street | PO Box 287
Madison, SD 57042
605.556.7219 (p) | 605.556.1497 (f)
301 Seaton Circle | PO Box 815
Spearfish, SD 57783
South Dakota Rural Water is a proud member of the National Rural Water Association
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