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Baltimore City Selects Echologics For Pipe Condition Assessment

ATLANTA, May 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baltimore City Department of Public Works ("the City") will use ePULSEā„¢, Echologics' acoustic pipe condition assessment service, to assess the condition of select water distribution and transmission mains.

Echologics, an affiliate of Mueller Co., is a developer and provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. It is part of the Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) group of companies.

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.

ePULSE is a non-invasive pipe condition 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. Municipalities may use this information to efficiently and cost-effectively mitigate risks associated with deteriorating pipe walls, reduce non-revenue water, and prioritize repairs and replacement.

"We are committed to helping Baltimore City understand the remaining service life of its water infrastructure assets and reduce water loss," said Marc Bracken, vice president and general manager of Echologics. "Echologics' non-invasive pipe condition assessment services are designed to enable the City to make data-driven decisions about needed repairs to improve the effectiveness of its capital spending."

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