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What a year 2016 was. From water crises to election results that elated some and crushed others, there was plenty of speculation on what we can expect for American infrastructure’s future and issues like the energy-water nexus, affordability and...
A popular game here in the Washington, D.C., area right now is to guess how the incoming administration will impact various sectors from finance to shipping to manufacturing. Some may see this a fool’s errand, especially for such a non-standard President...
North East Water provides water and wastewater services to 41 localities across North East Victoria, Australia, serving an estimated 122,000 people in an area of approximately 20,000 sq km. The region extends from Corryong in the east, along the Murray...
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in Carrboro, N.C., has increased the maximum capacity of its Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant five-fold in almost 40 years, and since 2011 it has been among the most consistent facilities in the country...
Pressure sewers can provide affordable service to municipalities, new subdivisions, and areas where gravity sewers are difficult and expensive to install. Effluent and grinder sewers are today’s dominant pressure sewer technologies. When evaluating these...
Above: Free ammonia data taken with the RCS off (in orange) and on (in blue)  Like many municipalities in urban and suburban areas, San Bruno, Calif.’s source water comes both from its own groundwater supply and through a purchase agreement...
Until recently, the Lake County (Ill.) Public Works Department was manually reading meters every 60 days and had little insight into its leaks and water usage patterns across its distribution system. The company had started a project to install an...
Since 1980, the city of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has partnered with Veolia North America to manage its wastewater system and facilities. Over that time, the Poughkeepsie wastewater treatment facility has met 99% of its discharge criteria, specifically through...
In upstate New York, a wastewater treatment facility historically utilized potassium permanganate to control odors at two locations in its biosolids processing operations. The first location was in the waste-activated sludge (WAS) fed to a gravity belt...
Clean water—We cannot live without it, but too often we take it for granted. We know that it is essential for life on our planet. We know that without it we cannot sustain the agriculture that feeds us. We know that we cook and clean with it. But we also...

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