Water and Wastes Digest Archive


April 2012
The village of Carpentersville, Ill., knows that, as a water purveyor, it has a responsibility to supply its customers with quality water and to keep service outages as short and infrequent as possible. This requires properly functioning valves and the...
If you are reading Water & Wastes Digest and this column, you are a professional in the water or environmental industry and have likely been confronted with many challenges finding ways to deliver clean water or solve difficult environmental problems...
Water infrastructure undoubtedly has a direct impact on our everyday lives—from the water we drink, to disease control, to economic and industrial development—providing clean, safe and affordable water and sanitation is one of the greatest public health...
World-class cities all boast something special and unique. Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Rome the Coliseum, and New York the Statue of Liberty. San Francisco is known for its iconic trolley cars—and earthquakes. It is not just the equally iconic singer...
For many Americans, confidence in the department brings new wells on line and expands safety and security of our nation’s drinking water systems changed after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2011. Congress had the same concerns and quickly made it a...
One of my favorite clauses in the English language is “in the grand scheme of things ...” Usually when hearing about the grand scheme of things, you are about to be told just how irrelevant something is within the larger context of every other single...
Known for its view of the Olympic Mountains to the northwest, Olympia, Wash., is home to the LOTT Clean Water Alliance, which owns and operates wastewater and reclaimed water facilities throughout the Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater, Wash., area. The LOTT...
St. Augustine, Fla., was founded by the Europeans in 1565, making it the oldest city in the U.S. Despite its history, this Floridian city has combined graceful aging and environmental zeal into a perfect blend of sustainability. When this pristine...
Residents of rural communities have many of the same aspirations as city dwellers: They want controlled economic growth,increased property values, clean water and a healthy environment for their families. Cities assume a certain level of economic growth...
On the western slope of the Colorado Rockies, west of Glenwood Springs and east of Grand Junction, lies the city of Rifle, Colo. In 2009, the city of Rifle completed construc- tion and startup of a state-of-the-art wastewater reclamation facility (WWRF...

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