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February 2011
HDPE pipe use in mission-critical applicationsWith the nation’s nuclear power plants reaching scheduled water line pipe replacement deadlines, an economical solution has been found and approved. Pipe made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) has been...
Around the globe, today’s water leaders face very real water constraints. WWD spoke with International Water Assn. President Glen T. Daigger about these challenges and the steps being taken to promote positive changes. Caitlin Cunningham: What are the...
Delivering fresh, clean water to customers is becoming more challenging. As part and parcel of operating the water system, modern utilities must deal with aging infrastructure, the regulatory environment, increased service requirements that push the...
Is the magmeter half full or half empty? That interesting twist on an old cliché is an apt question to ask the people of a small city located in Schuylkill County, Pa. The town was experiencing a serious problem with wastewater overflow, caused in part...
Like many cities in the U.S. with combined sewer systems, the city of Saco, Maine, had issues of wet-weather flows overwhelming its wastewater treatment plant. This was leading to the discharge of untreated sewage and storm water into the Saco River,...
The focus of wastewater treatment over the last few decades has been to efficiently collect and treat water prior to discharging it to the environment. These processes invariably produce an effluent sludge material in which all of the pollutants,...
Production is underway at the new ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA and ThyssenKrupp Steel USA 3,700-acre processing complex near Mobile, Ala. The $5-billion project, which began the process of commissioning for production in July 2010, is a cooperative effort...
In addition to serving its own 75,000 residents, North Carolina’s Harnett County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) provides water and wastewater treatment services to seven nearby utilities. In 2009, the DPU partnered with the Fayetteville Public...
More than $1 million: That is the potential cost of emergency repairs, cleanup, disruption and possible regulatory fines associated with the failure of a typical wastewater force main today. Every wastewater utility desperately wants to avoid the cost...
The Neshaminy Creek Water Treatment Plant in Bucks County, Pa., owned by utility company Aqua Pennsylvania, serves approximately 40,000 customers in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The conventional water treatment plant, which was built around 1900, has a...

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