Valve Assessment and Exercising
Whether you are dealing with a water main break or a firefighting effort, the importance of assessment and exercising your valves becomes apparent during an emergency situation. Our field teams can help you prepare for those situations by ensuring your valves are in proper working order.
Our field teams perform a thorough assessment of each valve in your water distribution system. Valves are checked for defects and map discrepancies, and detailed notes are documented in our data collection application that is later compiled into a final report.
Every valve included in the program is hand-turned and exercised in accordance with the AWWA manual M-44. The turn data collected includes the number of turns, location, valve size, etc. and is compiled into a final report.
From assessment to flushing to flow testing, our Hydrant Services are designed to ensure that your municipality is prepared to meet any challenge when it arises, and keep your system in compliance.
Hydrant Assessment (Maintenance-ISO / Verisk Compliance)
Our hydrant assessment program is specifically designed to assist your municipality in maintaining ISO/Verisk certification by ensuring they meet the standards of operation.
Hydrant Flow Testing (Water Main Capacity)
Testing your water system’s water main capacity is essential in not only discovering your system’s hydraulic deficiencies, but also determining how your hydrants perform in an emergency. We’re proud to offer programs that include both hydrant maintenance and flow testing to keep you in compliance.
Unidirectional Water Main Flushing
We can assist you in developing your own water main flushing program. Through planning and recording of the valve closing / hydrant flushing sequence, our expert teams will provide you with a documented procedure to launch your own water main flushing program.
ePulse® Pipeline Condition Assessment
Using our Echologics® ePulse® program, we can identify the condition of both distribution and transmission water mains all without the need for large excavations or service disruptions. This is essential in developing capital improvement programs and determining which segments of a water main need to be replaced.
GPS & Mapping Services
Whether you have a GIS system already in place or you are looking for help creating one, M.E. Simpson Co., Inc. can provide you with field verified GPS & mapping services to fit your specific needs.
Our team has the capabilities to provide you with field-verified asset GPS positions. This service can be added on to another service or performed as a stand-alone service. Utilizing Trimble® GPS equipment, we collect location accuracies from sub-meter to sub-foot.
Pro-Maps® / Trimble® Unity
Our Pro-Maps® program provides a management system for your assets in a live, user-friendly interface that is designed for use for both in-field and in the office. Trimble® Unity’s work order management system allows you to keep track of your assets as well as their historical data including valves, hydrants, meters, water main, and more.
Digital Map Editing / Creation
We can help you create an up-to-date verified field atlas. Whether you already have a full GIS system in place or are starting from square one, we offer flexible solutions that can incorporate our GPS collection and Pro-Maps® services to fit your specific needs.