Water and Wastes Digest Archive


May 2012
Another World Water Day (March 22) has come and gone, but this year’s events linger in my memory more than previous ones. For starters, this year’s special day marked measurable, though modest, progress on the Millennium Development Goal for drinking...
Even a water rich nation like the U.S. is threatened by persistent droughts, rising temperatures, sprawling cities and growing population. Take Texas for example. A state known for Longhorn cattle, great BBQ, oil—and, among many other things, Lone Star...
For more than 10 years, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has maintained that the U.S. infrastructure market will see more than 50% of its infrastructure, including water and wastewater facilities, delivered using design-build. DBIA’s forecast...
What is the best wastewater research message to share with millions of people in only 15 seconds? Many outreach professionals may wonder. Recently, an opportunity presented itself in New York’s Times Square, transforming a relatively small public...
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has been using acoustic leak detection for about two decades. But in early 2011, it incorporated acoustic-based leak detection and pipe condition assessment services from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-...
Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) provides potable water service to the city of Manitowoc, Wis., which has a population of approximately 34,000. The primary raw water supply is obtained from Lake Michigan. In 1999, MPU replaced the conventional sand...
Clean Water Services (CWS), a sanitary sewer and surface water management utility located near Portland, Ore., has implemented a new approach to phosphorus management technology with long-time partner, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies of Vancouver,...
In recent years, The Dannon Co. has experienced increased demand and significant sales growth in its most popular yogurt product lines, including consumer favorite Activia. In March 2010, the company’s CEO said that Dannon could record double-digit...
Animal protein processor JBS was discharging anaerobically-treated wastewater from its packing plant in Grand Island, Neb., directly into the City of Grand Island wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Two original lined and covered anaerobic treatment...
In 2005, the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) entered into a regulatory consent decree that was later amended in 2009, requiring the mitigation of more than 200 sanitary sewer overflows and 103 combined sewer overflows. In order to plan this...

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