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July 2010
Arguably the world’s broadest and most comprehensive trade fair for water, IFAT ENTSORGA comes around once every two years. The trade fair covers innovations, new developments and services in the fields of water, sewage, waste and raw materials. It will...
In today’s market, information technology on storage applications has collided with advanced steel tank designs, advanced coating systems and field construction processes. The outcome includes some of the most cost-efficient, high-quality storage-...
Aging pipeline infrastructure, and the increasing cost to repair and replace that infrastructure, is a huge challenge for utilities and pipeline operators. The traditional approach of replacing pipe once it fails or reaches a predetermined “asset life”...
In Fall 2009, The HDD Co. of Cameron Park, Calif., passed hydrostatic testing on 2,600 ln ft of 20-in. fusible polyvinyl chloride (FPVC) pipe installed via on-grade horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in Mukilteo, Wash. Underground Solutions Inc. (UGSI...
California mountain town doubles up on disinfectionIn the summer, vacation traffic along California Highway 108—also known as the Sonoran Pass Highway—can get thick with urban vacationers winding their way up to campgrounds in the Sierra Nevada. They...
Historically, combined sewer overflows (CSOs) have been handled by discharging the sewage at designated outfall points into nearby bodies of water. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) portion of the Clean Water Act, however, has...
A decentralized Aqua-Aerobic membrane bioreactor (MBR) system is being field-tested at the Colorado School of Mines’ Advanced Water Technology Center to treat one of the campus’ housing community domestic wastewater sources (about 400 apartments). The...
Beaufort is a major population center situated in the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan area in a region known as South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The scenic community is known for its natural beauty as well as its historical architecture and military...
Having managed and treated its wastewater by means of an aerated pond system for many years, the city of Willows, Calif., met state regulations and permit limits without issue. Early into the new millennium, however, updates to California’s effluent...
Water and wastewater utilities have much to gain from the wide range of training programs possible with simulators. Reliable training capabilities are especially beneficial in the demanding environment of treatment plants, where complex and potentially...

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