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February 2014
As snow continues to pile up to record levels here in the Midwest, most of California is under a grueling drought emergency.   In 2013, the state experienced one of the driest years on record, and this year has remained extremely dry with no rain in...
In past columns, as well as related articles in publications such as Water Quality Products (a sister publication to Water & Wastes Digest), I have written about the growing field of rainwater harvesting. The regulatory environment across the country...
Standing in front of a room of wide-eyed students, Malea Ortloff uses turtles and dragons to teach water conservation. For many of the students, the tales told by Otis the Turtle, Savvy the Water Drop and Dewie the Dragon are stories they can relate to...
Less than an hour’s drive from Manhattan, the village of Ridgewood is an old suburban community of about 28,000 residents nestled in Bergen County, N.J. Established in 1894, some village infrastructure dates back more than 100 years, including the...
Our drinking water infrastructure is aging while municipal budgets shrink or at best remain the same: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that if operation, maintenance, and capital investment remain at current levels, the potential...
In Canton, Ohio, a few weeks after ringing in 2014, four contractors submitted bids to update an aging extended aeration wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Based on bid numbers, it will cost about $80 million to upgrade the 42-million-gal-per-day (mgd)...
Coopersville is a small community in western Michigan that is home to approximately 5,000 residents. As a rural town, it invested in a lagoon-based wastewater treatment system 25 years ago that was sized to handle the biological oxygen demand (BOD)...
The water industry is one of the most critical, processing and delivering water to customers while under high scrutiny and strict health and safety regulations. Pushed to modernize, yet plagued by rising costs, the industry is on a constant lookout for...
When Parker Water & Sanitation District in Parker, Colo., wanted to give its communication network a complete overhaul, it looked to technology solution partner Process Control Dynamics Inc. (PCD Sales) for help finding a real-time, reliable option...
Lake Egypt Water District serves more than 4,500 customers in and around Williamson, Johnson and Union counties in Illinois. The district also sells water to Lick Creek Water District, Devils Kitchen Water District, the village of Creal Springs, the...

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