Water and Wastes Digest Archive


March 2014
“I’m just a bill  Yes, I’m only a bill And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill Well, it’s a long, long journey …” —Schoolhouse Rock It certainly can take a long time for a bill to become a law. The founding fathers wanted to be sure that new laws...
Storage tanks can be “friends or foes” to water, depending on the contents, contexts and contingencies. Recent events underscore the importance of thinking upstream and on site for the benefit of drinkers and water managers everywhere. Chemical storage...
The Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority (Old Bridge MUA) serves the township of Old Bridge, Middlesex County, N.J., located across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island, 25 miles from Manhattan and 30 miles south of Newark. Old Bridge MUA is...
The city of Sunrise’s utility system covers 70 sq miles near the southeastern coast of Florida and serves more than 215,000 customers. The system is made up of approximately 770 miles of water distribution mains, 500 miles of sewer piping and 200...
Smooth opening and closing of butterfly valves has a large impact on system performance and long-term reliable operation. It not only extends the life of the valve and actuator, but protects other components and piping in the system. With systems...
Revere Beach, “America’s First Public Beach,” opened to the public on July 12, 1896, with a first-day attendance of about 45,000 people. For the first half of the 20th century, the 3-mile beach was well known for its amusement rides, roller rinks and...
Clean Water Services, a water resources management utility serving Washington County, Ore., decided to replace an aging portion of concrete sanitary sewer main in Beaverton, Ore., that was experiencing excessive tree root infiltration. Clean Water...
Together, American Flow Control and American Ductile Iron Pipe are providing a package of valves, hydrants and pipe for a new water line to serve the eastern Pennsylvania communities of North Wales and Chalfont Borough.   The new water line will...
Recycling is considered a cultural norm these days. As Recycle Rex, “spokesdinosaur” for CalRecycle (the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery), says, “Recycle, reduce, reuse and close the loop.” The blue-colored, small-eyed...
Based on the harmless appearance of a bagel, it is hard to imagine that making these popular treats may, in fact, pose an occasional hazard. But it does, according to officials at a Canadian bread manufacturing company based in Toronto, Ontario. Used...

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