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April 2014
The Obama Administration released its FY2015 Budget request, and all signs point to utilities tightening yet another notch on the proverbial municipal budget belt.  The request proposes $500 million in cuts to the Clean Water and Drinking Water...
In the past two years, my Ferguson on the Frontline column has covered a number of topics, from rainwater collection to new industry standards and even Osama bin Laden. None of my other articles have been more controversial, however—judging from the...
It is an all-too-common occurrence: A pipe bursts or springs a leak on residential property, and the homeowner calls his or her local utility in a panic. The homeowner’s front yard is soggy, the shower has no water pressure, or the sewer is backing up,...
With 100 years of service, the Kingsport (Tenn.) Water Filtration Plant has been providing clean water to the residents of the northeastern Tennessee city since its inception.  First established as the Kingsport Waterworks Corp. in 1914, the utility...
If you are now the proud owner of a new pressure reducing valve or have just taken over a system that might have them installed—or you are just bringing one back online that has been out of service for repairs—then this checklist is for you. You will...
It is easy to see why gravity belt thickeners, rotary drum thickeners and dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems have remained the dominant approaches to sludge thickening for decades. Early centrifuge technology for thickening—introduced more than 30...
Over the past decade, the cost of energy has risen at an alarming pace. It has become imperative that corporations and municipalities find ways to cut energy consumption. In wastewater treatment plants, the largest consumers of energy are blowers and...
With financial assistance from the World Bank, the Malawi government initiated a gravity-fed water supply scheme in the community of Dwambazi. The project, which includes more than 200 taps, benefits many community members and was co-financed by the...
The Northern Village of Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, Canada, operates a surface water treatment plant for its drinking water supply. The water source is Lac Île-à-la-Crosse in northern Saskatchewan, with its corresponding cold water temperatures. The...
In 2008, the New Zealand Ministry of Health issued revised drinking water standards for drinking water safety. To comply, water treatment facilities must track, save and provide monthly reports on water production, intake and discharge levels. At the...

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