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Pump Source Spring 2012
April 10 is Pump Appreciation Day—well, according to one pump manufacturer, anyway, which planned the first-ever global appreciation day of all things pump. The day celebrates pumps in a variety of settings—from wastewater to medical—honoring the device...
Management of water and wastewater is a major issue in the central highlands of Arizona, which receive approximately only 12 in. of precipitation a year. That especially rings true for the city of Cottonwood, a fast-growing town in the Verde River...
In 1979, the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department in Florida adopted a plan to reduce potential health hazards from septic tanks in two of its residential areas: Ruskin and Wimauma. The utility was proactive in dealing with aging septic tank...
The sewer utility for the city of Andalusia, Ala., is among scores of municipal and regional operations across the nation that benefited from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Alabama alone received $55.57 million worth of stimulus...
The serene fishing community of Carrabelle, Fla., is one of the few small towns in historic Franklin County. Its residents have been harvesting the sea for more than 100 years. It is hard to imagine why this stretch is called the Forgotten Coast. The...

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