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January 2011
Sustainability is becoming a major concern for water systems, especially as a growing number of factors stress natural resources. Here Dr. James Mihelcic of the University of South Florida discusses the future of sustainability and nutrient recovery...
The Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD) serves 167,000 residents in southern Orange County, Calif. The Wastewater Department maintains 537 miles of sewer pipelines and 17 lift stations. A stringent preventative maintenance program helps keep wastewater...
The city of Marysville, Ohio, maintains and operates a wastewater system that serves a population of 19,000. Included in its service area are several industrial contributors, including Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Nestle Corp., Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co....
Contractor William B. Hopke Co. Inc. ran into a challenge in Spring 2010 when installing a new sewer main via open trench to provide future service for the James Bland Public Housing Redevelopment project in Alexandria, Va. Because a portion of the sewer...
Demands for meeting and maintaining water quality standards from local, state and federal agencies are a continuing challenge for industrial plants and municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities. The accurate and reliable measurement of pH and...
The key to proper specification of electrical protection materials is understanding their role in protecting water and wastewater components. Specifying a material that is not truly suited to application needs creates the significant risks of premature...
One would not think that fishermen would be too concerned about odor. But when they began to fish so near to the Seabrook, Texas, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) that they could smell the wet well, plant managers realized it was time to take action. “...
The majority of wastewater in the U.S. is treated in large-capacity centralized treatment facilities; however, there are many more small water systems in the U.S. than large systems. Smaller systems typically have significant cost inefficiency due to...
Today’s economic demands are challenging all organizations to find ways to reduce operational expenditures. Many utilities are diligently seeking ways to conserve water and energy. Finding and repairing leaks and breaks in a water distribution system is...
Not all epoxy floor coatings protect plant floors from the harsh operating conditions and resulting surface erosion that are typical in water treatment facilities. While keeping plant floors intact may seem like a small part of plant operations, the...

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