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December 2011
As we turn the page to yet another year burdened by unpredictable economic conditions, an ever-growing national debt crisis and scarring budget cuts, it is hard to chart a 2012 outlook for the water and wastewater industry. But even these murky...
Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) understands the importance of keeping up to date with curent industry trends and information. We are pleased to present our fifth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes invaluable information regarding the...
Aging infrastructure, a skyrocketing world population and shrinking budgets have, at times, painted an uncertain future for water and wastewater management. Still, innovation continues to propel tens of thousands of noteworthy efforts, and they are...
When the Jordan Elbridge Central School District in New York state needed to replace an existing lagoon with a new septic system for a high school, it ran into the challenge of poor soils with varied permeability and percolation rates. Engineers for the...
Conversion from aging legacy distributed control to modern control systems is an important strategy to improve plant performance, but it often is viewed as a complex challenge. Issues of downtime, reliability, training, maintenance and spare parts all...
In developed countries throughout the world, water is moving from one destination to the next with the help of gravity. As wastewater or storm water, it flows continuously until it reaches a point in the system where gravity is defeated. At each of these...
The city of San Diego has launched a year-long test of a new local source of water for the semi-arid city. The Advanced Water Purification Facility is a small-scale, state-of-the-art water purification facility that purifies 1 million gal of recycled...
Substructure Inc., Portsmouth, N.H., has completed a series of high-resolution multibeam and sub-bottom profile surveys of drinking water reservoirs commissioned by Pennichuck Water Works, Merrimack, N.H. In May 2011, Substructure conducted the...

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