Water Loss Audit Follow-up – Part 4 Policies and Procedures

A series on Water Loss Audits wouldn’t be complete without some mention of documentation and record-keeping. This is a very important, but often overlooked aspect of a water utility: written policies and procedures. Documentation is a critical part of any organization as administration changes, staff members retire or are hired in, and paperwork turns digital. […]

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Water Loss Audit Follow-up – Part 3 Hydraulic Modeling

Parts 1 and 2 of our discussion of Water Loss Audits discussed steps your utility could take to both directly decrease lost water and improve system functionality. Part 3 can be viewed as an extension to the mapping component: hydraulic modeling. Hydraulic models can be used to predict utility needs based on growth, development, capital […]

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Commonwealth Engineers Once Again Recognized as a Top Workplace

Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. has been named a 2022 Top Workplace in the Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces list (announced on May 15)! We are humbled to receive this recognition and thank our employees for making Commonwealth a positive and enjoyable place to work. This year’s recognition marks the fourth consecutive year that Commonwealth has received the […]

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Water Loss Audit Follow-up – Part 2 Mapping

We recently posted a “Part 1” in our discussion of Water Loss Audits that provided a brief background of the need for an Audit as well as one recommended way to increase your “score” and therefore reduce lost water! Part 2 of this discussion will focus on an indirect way to reduce lost water: mapping. […]

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Water Loss Audit Follow-up – Part 1 Metering

In 2019, the State Legislation enacted the Senate Enrolled Act 4 which requires annual water audits by all community water systems. These audits must be “Validated” by a third-party certified “Validator” every even-numbered year starting in 2020. These water audits will evaluate the Utility’s water loss and establish proactive steps to address these water loss […]

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Paoli Wastewater Improvements Groundbreaking

On May 4, 2022, the Town of Paoli, IN broke ground on its Wastewater Improvements Long Term Control Plan – Phase III Project. Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. joined Town officials as well as representatives from USDA, the State of Indiana, Indiana Bond Bank, Springs Valley Bank, and Project Contractors in visiting the town of Paoli to […]

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