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January 2014
Flying over Chicago (in the more innocent pre-Sept. 11 years) and watching the majestic skyline emerge directly from the blue-green edge of Lake Michigan is absolutely breathtaking.  Despite being fortunate enough to call this city my home for the...
If water drops could talk, they’d be saying, “To know me is to love me, whether in good times or bad, abundance or drought.” Drought is the trend in many regions. 2013 was the driest year on record in California since the 1849 Gold Rush era,...
Water has been an important aspect in shaping the history of Kerman, Calif. Located in Fresno County in central California, the area was established in 1891 by the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. as a way station, with a watering tank and pump for trains...
Known as the gateway to Big Sur, San Simeon, Calif., is home to approximately 460 full-time residents as well as a constant stream of tourists. The city is located on the southern end of a 90-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 1 between Hearst Castle and...
Wastewater treatment facilities undergo continuous monitoring of multiple parameters and compounds throughout the treatment process on a daily basis; the monitoring and subsequent control of those parameters and compounds during the process is essential...
There has been a proliferation of tank designs that serve applications for non-municipal, smaller residential and commercial applications. These tanks, generally ranging from 300 to 1,500 gal, are being specified in designs for systems that provide...
The Royal Mint has an established reputation as the manufacturer of coins and blanks for both domestic and global markets. Based in Llantrisant near Cardiff, its main business consists of the production of U.K. circulating coins; the manufacture,...
Northern Virginia is home to one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Loudoun County. The area has a reputation as a hub for many large companies’ data centers. With the community’s underpinnings for technology, the water utility serving the...
Over the past two decades, Austin, Texas, has become one of the fastest growing cites in the U.S. Fueled by a booming music scene, growing economy and eclectic nightlife, the city has gained 1 million residents since 1990. But as Austin’s population...
In January 2013, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) bestowed an award upon the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) for its “exceptional efficiency programs that save both...

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