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November 2010
As the global population booms and demands more freshwater, supply may prove to be a very real impediment to municipal and industrial growth in the coming decades. To help decision-makers better understand human impact on this valuable resource—and thus...
In central New York state, recent upgrades at a municipal water plant have provided the means for operators to enhance their process for meeting the water quality needs of customers. As part of the upgrades, the facility modernized its control system...
YMCA of Silicon Valley is a volunteer-led nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At YMCA Camp Campbell—a wilderness resident camp in Boulder Creek, Calif., in the Santa Cruz...
People who drive down some of the brick and asphalt streets in Greenleaf, Kan., might wonder, “Why all the patches?” The answer is that there is a water line below. The city has made many repairs on its old steel pipelines. Greenleaf residents are...
I had the unique opportunity on March 23, along with four other water officials from across the nation, to provide testimony to the House of Representatives regarding the critical importance of improving water resources in rural America. As part of my...
America’s storm water infrastructure is in desperate need of upgrades and rehabilitation. Across the country, culverts and storm sewers are reaching the end of their useful design lives. Aging or inadequately maintained, these structures are often eroded...
As Stahlbush Island Farms of Oregon planned the launch of North America’s first-of-its-kind biogas facility, it recognized an opportunity to make the facility truly unique. Digesters are renewable energy plants that convert waste products—manure or food...
Construction site dewatering is not a new phenomenon. Over the last decade, however, water resource management at nearly every level has become a sensitive and high-profile environmental issue, especially when it comes to the protection of lakes, streams...
Water and wastewater managers have a tremendous amount of information at their disposal, and they leverage that information every day to ensure efficient operations. The method managers use to collect that data is important in terms of timeliness and...
The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) has taken on a project of historic proportions—replacing a 73-year-old wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) with a new facility 25 miles north of the existing plant. Originally designed and constructed in 1937...

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