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March 2011
Singapore, a densely populated island country, lacks natural freshwater sources. The country turns this obstacle into an opportunity, dedicating itself to innovation in the water treatment industry. Harry Seah, director of technology and water quality...
The Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD), Encinitas, Calif., is a public agency providing water, wastewater services, recycled water, hydroelectricity and the operation of the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. Covering 48 sq miles of North San...
Screenings washers make fine-screening possible at Ontario treatment plantsTo screen wastewater with 1/4-in. perforated plate panels means the ability to capture a lot of material. The result? Mounds of trash and debris—of all sizes and odor types—are...
The signature on Chad Bissonnette’s e-mail account ends with five words written in Creole: “Men anpil, chay pa lou.” These make up an old Haitian proverb that means “many hands make the load lighter,” speaking to the importance of communal strength based...
There is a little piece of paradise in the foothills of the upper Piedmont area of North Carolina, but most residents just call it Eden. Like many small towns, Eden is prized for its unique attractions—a vintage drive-in movie theater, annual bluegrass...
A new metering methodology for detecting groundwater infiltration and inflow (I&I), mass metering, is emerging for sanitary sewer collection systems. While the concept of using flowmeters for the detection of I&I during wet-weather events is not...
International Specialty Products (ISP) is recognized globally for developing, manufacturing and supplying innovative specialty ingredients that enhance product performance in personal care products, pharmaceuticals, beverages, coatings, adhesives and...
The Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) is owned and operated by the Washington State Patrol. It serves fire agencies throughout the state, both public and private, and from other states and overseas. The Air Rescue Firefighting facility is...
As a utility entirely reliant on groundwater for delivering high-quality water to its 28,000 customers in Salinas, Calif., California Water Service Co. (Cal Water) always has paid close attention to the makeup of its native water supply. Like many...
The Joint Abbotsford Mission Environment System (JAMES) Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is co-owned by the city of Abbotsford, BC, Canada and the District of Mission. Governance is provided through the Abbotsford/Mission Water and Sewer Commission (...

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