Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Session #2: Remote Pressure Monitoring – Eliminating your Water Distribution Network Blindspot


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Fee for non-members $30+HST.


Clow Canada entered the Smart Infrastructure technology market when its parent company acquired Nighthawk Control in 2012.  Widely-used across the country, the M67 McAvity fire hydrant has been made in Canada since 1903 and is now available with optional leading-edge sensor technology installed at the Clow Canada factory or as a field retrofit kit for existing M67 McAvity hydrants.  Utilities receiving real-time actionable iHydrantTM watermain data measurements can minimize the volume of water lost during main break events, proactively prevent some potential main breaks, extend watermain asset life and advance their municipality a step closer to Net Zero carbon emissions.  This webinar will review this new technology and the challenges facing various watermain monitoring and leak detection methods.

At the completion of this one-hour OJT session, participants will be able to demonstrate the following:

    • What is remote watermain pressure monitoring?
    •  What are the challenges associated with watermain pressure monitoring?
    • What are the different types of non-revenue water loss?
    • An understanding of different leak detection methods
    • How to retrofit an existing M67 McAvity hydrant and add iHydrantTM sensor technology

Scott Mills

Our workshop facilitator is Scott Mills, , P. Eng. of Clow Canada.  As the iHydrantTM Product Manager for Clow Canada, Scott Mills is responsible for their leading-edge remote monitoring infrastructure technology across Canada.  Scott also volunteers on the OMWA board and is on theW3ETAC Executive group. After starting his career at consulting engineering firms in Toronto in the mid-1990s, Scott’s focus switched to underground infrastructure. He has worked throughout the US and lived in Alberta for a decade before returning to London, Ontario in 2015.  Scott earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree (Civil) from The University of Western Ontario and has been registered as a licensed professional engineer for 20 years.

These 1-hour virtual sessions are offered every alternate Thursday starting at 2:00 pm.  Sessions are complimentary to all OMWA members and the fee for non-members is $30.00 CAD plus HST per person per session.  

If you have any specific questions regarding this OJT session, please feel free to submit them when you register and we will provide them to the workshop facilitator.   

The OMWA will provide a certificate recognizing participation in these On the Job Training sessions.
Attendance may also qualify as a Continuing Knowledge Activity for the PEO PEAK program

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