Water and Wastes Digest Archive


August 2010
As more water utilities deploy advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), there is an increasing acceptance of these systems, according to Hassan Ali, general manager and vice president of Mueller Systems, which recently released an AMI system that uses...
At a time when homeowners are pinching pennies, a local government entity that stretches its budget as far as it can go without sacrificing quality or service is worth its weight in gold. And gold is just what the Madison, Wis., Metropolitan Sewerage...
Florida Keys reap benefits of new water treatment control systemIn 2006, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) developed a strategic master plan and 20-year water system capital improvement program (CIP) to address increasing water demands from...
Over the course of its life, nearly every water and wastewater treatment plant eventually runs into a real estate problem. This problem usually surfaces during facility retrofits or expansions when installing new or replacement flowmeters and other...
Water is a scarce and precious commodity. Worldwide, the competition between domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors for clean water is intensifying and putting enormous pressure on freshwater resources. As a result, the price of water...
Located within a half mile of two water and wastewater treatment facilities, Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp. is fortunate to have working environments available for valve testing. In June 2006, company engineers had the opportunity to compare multiple...
By mid-2007, the Shuikoushan nonferrous metal factory in Hunan Province, China, faced a crisis. As part of its 11th Five-Year Plan (2005-2010), the Chinese government was closing down high-polluting factories, and the Shuikoushan factory was among those...
When the city of Sunnyside, Wash., needed to raise water utility rates by 6%, officials expected that the increase would result in more revenue from the 1 billion gal it pumped each year. In the 12 months following the rate increase, however, revenue...
Reducing carbon footprint with two-phased digestionNumerous wastewater treatment and recovery plants are adopting novel technologies to help reduce dependence on fossil fuel and provide an off-the-grid option to power their waste treatment facilities....
After nearly 35 years of operation, Kaua’i County Waimea Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), located on the West Side of the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is finally receiving a much-needed boost—an upgrade and expansion that will more than double the plant’s...

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