Photo Release -- Echologics Wins Top Prize at the Water Industry Achievement
Water Leader Demonstrates Innovation & Technology With Industry Leading Awards
ATLANTA, May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Echologics, alongside Severn Trent
Water and Loughborough University, took home the Water Industry Achievement
Awards' Most Innovative New Technology of the Year and the overall Outstanding
Innovation 2014 awards. Echologics won both awards for LeakFinderST^™, an
advanced leak noise correlator jointly developed by the three organizations.
Accepting the award with host Patrick
Monahan, VP and General Manager of
Echologics Marc Bracken (second from
left), Julie Hart of Severn Trent
Water, James Flint and Neil Dixon of
Loughborough University and Ofwat chief
engineer Mark Worsfold
Organized by WET News and Water & Wastewater Treatment, the Water Industry
Achievement Awards recognize industry leaders with outstanding innovation in
the UK water industry and outstanding innovation and best practices across the
industry as a whole.
An affiliate of Mueller Co., Echologics is a leading developer and provider of
acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe
The Most Innovative New Technology of the Year award, which recognizes a
ground-breaking product or technology, has been awarded only since 2013. The
Outstanding Innovation 2014 award is given to the overall winner and
recognizes products or companies with the most significant new contribution to
the water industry.
Severn Trent Water with Loughborough University undertook research to further
improve leak detection with plastic piping. Following promising research and
the filing of a patent application, Severn Trent partnered with Echologics to
design and commercially launch a correlator, branded LeakFinderST, which
features improved performance in terms of accuracy and speed of correlation.
"These awards demonstrate what can be achieved with a unique collaboration
between a top research university, a leading water utility, and commercial
partner to leverage on the strengths of each other to accomplish something
that would be impossible if each party were working on its own," said Marc
Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics. "Partnering with
Severn Trent Water, with research from Loughborough University, allowed us to
commercially develop technology to pin-point leaks in plastic pipes through
the LeakFinderST prototype."
To find out more about innovations in water technology like the LeakFinderST,
join Severn Trent Water and Echologics at Severn Trent Water's head offices in
Coventry on 8 May 2014.
A photo accompanying this release is available at
Echologics, an affiliate of Mueller Co., is a leader in the development of
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 the communities. Echologics was founded in
2003 and is based in Toronto. For more information, visit www.echologics.com.
About Mueller Water Products
Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading 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, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets
Infrastructure®. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build
connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications.
Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.
About Severn Trent Water
Severn Trent Water serves more than 4.2m homes and business customers and has
the lowest combined water and waste water bills in England and Wales.
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