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July 2011
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) works hard to back storm water projects and always prioritizes conservation efforts. Here Senior Communications Coordinator Amy Harroun discusses the district’s various efforts with WWD Associate...
Utility and distribution managers: Do you feel like you are getting squeezed in the middle of the cost-reduction-and-improved-results vise? You are not alone. Most utilities face increasing pressures in this tough economic environment to maintain or...
Winnipeg water treatment plant adopts eight-step treatment processSuperlatives flow easily when describing the new $300-million water treatment plant (WTP) for the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The world-class facility entered service in December...
Over the years, pneumatics, relays and 4-20 mA analog outputs from instrumentation have been used for automated control. More recently, digital outputs such as Modbus, Fieldbus and Profibus have been used to communicate with programmable logic...
Portable refrigerated samplers are able to meet the needs of the Springfield, Ill., Metro Sanitary District (SMSD) for simultaneous sampling at all designated locations within a watershed area by implementing a combination of flow monitoring technology,...
Lexington Township in Scott County, Ind., is a rural community 30 miles north of Louisville, Ky. The community was plagued with failing onsite leech fields and experienced sewage draining into open ditches. Scott County retained the services of Saegesser...
Situated on the bank of the Detroit River, Trenton has been the site of heavy manufacturing for the better part of the last century. The area has produced everything from steel to automotive parts to industrial chemicals. Regardless of whether the...
Weir Minerals North America, a Madison, Wis., manufacturer of large pumps for mining slurry applications, needed 108-in.-by-108-in. pump housing Class 40 iron castings machined, including milling, drilling and boring. Each pump housing consisted of a...
The Mid-Dakota Rural Water System provides treatment services to residents in east-central South Dakota. Construction on the facility began in 1994, and the plant was fully operational three years later. Recent years have seen a steady climb in regional...
Every water and wastewater organization, large or small, is haunted by the prospect of at least one worst-case scenario, but few have had the time or resources to grapple with all-hazards planning to increase their readiness for such an event. Few...

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