Water and Wastes Digest Archive


October 2013
As local governments continue to deal with the consequences of state and federal funding cuts, their attention naturally focuses on large-ticket items impacting their operating budgets.  There is hardly a larger ticket item than the cost of energy...
My daughter recently started attending college in Ohio. While driving with her through western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, I could not help but notice all of the new oil and gas wells being drilled throughout the area. It also seems that every other...
Operating and maintaining water infrastructure is costly, especially considering that much of the U.S.’ aging water infrastructure needs repair or replacement. Couple this with stricter environmental regulations and customer demands, and it is clear why...
When American Water Works & Guarantee Co. was founded in 1886, the Huntington, W.Va., water treatment plant (WTP) was one of the first water facilities to be placed in service. The company evolved, reorganized and renamed until 1962, when it merged...
Small communities across the U.S. are faced with meeting low discharge ammonia levels required by new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit limits. Current effluent Total Ammonia–N (TAN, or total ammonia measured in terms of nitrogen...
An increasing number of municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities are using “green” power—that is, renewable energy sources with the highest environmental benefits, such as solar and wind—as part of their energy mix. The treatment industry is...
The 1,130-ft-long Pleasure Pier on Galveston Island, Texas, was built in 1943 featuring rides, an arcade, an aquarium, the Marine Ballroom, and, of course, a fishing pier. It was meant to be an entertainment destination for troops and sailors stationed...
As one of the largest cities in the Canadian province of Ontario, the city of London is home to more than 300,000 people. As is the case with many municipalities across North America, aging infrastructure presents tremendous challenges that need to be...
The British water market was privatized more than 15 years ago and is managed today by more than 20 private water concessionaires, each having territorial responsibility for the water sector (water and sewage) in its region. These private entities have a...
A $2-million effort is studying the feasibility of building a natural gas-fired power plant next to a seawater desalination facility along the Texas Gulf Coast. WWD Editorial Director Neda Simeonova spoke with Michael Lemonds, director of commercial...

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