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Issue #127, May 2013

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kevin marsh
Several years ago a long-time sewer flow veteran approached me at the WEF Collection Systems Conference and asked if I was interested in hearing how a Marsh-McBirney Flo-Tote "saved his life". Of course I would...

His story took place in the late-80's and his company was under contract to perform sewer flow monitoring in a relatively remote catchment basin. Now, there were plenty of safety regulations on the books at the time but those of us that have been around for a couple of decades or more know that both practice and enforcement used to be pretty spotty. So it was that he drove out alone to retrieve Flo-Tote data from a sewer manhole. Safety wasn't a primary concern you see, as the manhole was shallow and he could easily reach the flow meter without actually making a full confined space entry. It's worth pointing out here that my friend was not a small man and he carried more than his share of weight around the midsection. So, reaching into the manhole he loses his balance and finds himself not only sliding head first into the abyss, but worse - he is stopped by his waist filling the circumference of the manhole entrance like a cork. My friend was alone, in the middle of nowhere, dangling with his feet in the air and his hands just out of reach of the manhole bench. Scary stuff. Not panicking he quickly realized that the Flo-Tote's strong cylindrical housing was his only hope. He was just able to reach the flow meter handle and use the Flo-Tote to push himself out to safety.

A happy ending to be sure but one that should never have been necessary in the first place. We've come a long way since then. Not only are safety guidelines followed more closely there are also far fewer reasons to be at or near a manhole in the first place. Hach's Flo-Dar has nearly eliminated in-situ sensor cleaning and our remote web-based data systems mean your data comes to you, not the other way around.

If you're coming to this year's WEF Collection Systems Conference stop by the Hach Flow booth. I'd love to hear your favorite sewer story.

In the mean time, make sure you take advantage of our Trade-In, Trade-Up offer. Get $800 toward the purchase of the latest, state-of-the-art flow metering equipment simply by trading in your existing outdated flow meters. We'll even provide the web-based data hosting for free. Reply to this e-mail for details or contact your local Hach Flow sales representative.


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kevin marsh 
 
Kevin Marsh
V.P. - Flow Sales
Hach/Marsh-McBirney

CITY OF LOMA LINDA TRADES UP TO DATA DELIVERY SERVICES FOR SEWER BILLING APPLICATION

When the City of Loma Linda was looking for an alternative to traditional flow monitoring they traded up to Hach's Data Delivery Services (DDS) for their wastewater billing application. Read how DDS has allowed them to enjoy a maintenance-free, 'set it and forget it' flow monitoring experience...

  

MARSH-McBIRNEY FLO-MATE USERS: IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW!

Hach's latest flow measurement innovation, the Hach FH950 Portable Flow Meter with electromagnetic sensor measures both velocity and depth! The electromagnetic sensor has no moving parts and never requires mechanical maintenance, making it one of the lowest maintenance solutions on the market.

New Features make the difference:

  • Depth & Velocity Readings
  • Color LCD Display with Graphing
  • PC Data Downloads
  • Intuitive User Interface

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VISIT HACH FLOW AT THE WEF COLLECTION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE NEXT MONTH

Heading to Sacramento for WEF's Collection Systems Conference? Be sure to stop by the Hach Flow Booth #511 to see our FL900 Series Flow Meter Family that now offers an extensive selection of sensor technologies to accurately and efficiently solve any sewer flow monitoring challenge. With the recent addition of two new ultrasonic sensors, the Hach US 9001 In-Pipe and Hach US 9003 Down-Looking, the Hach FL900 system now offers level-only alarming and redundant-level functionality.

Look forward to seeing some old friends and new faces as well as some amazing new products and services!

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