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Southwest Florida has two popular attractions: golf and the Gulf of Mexico. The warm Florida climate and dozens of beautiful courses make it a prime destination for golfers from across the country. Sun-seekers love the beaches and anglers appreciate the...
With more than 25 years of service at the city of Newark, Ohio’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), Superintendent Darin Wise knows his site inside and out. He takes pride in running this busy and well-kept facility with an experienced team. Including in...
As the water treatment industry has evolved, facilities have gone from primarily using chemicals to using aeration technologies on a more consistent basis. In much the same way, Paul Turgeon has gone from working in the chemical sector to becoming CEO of...
A few months ago, I wrote about the Pokemon Go craze and its parallels to the future of augmented reality (AR) in the water and wastewater industry. While that game may have come and gone as a fad, the idea of AR certainly isn’t going anywhere. Software...
Happy spring! I want to thank you for reading this column and for the responses I received for my last column about the new Trump Administration (“Assessing a New Administration,” February 2017). I received more positive messages about that column than...
In Fairbanks, Alaska, the matter of water main replacement is not to be taken lightly. The city—the second-largest in the state—is located just south of the Arctic Circle and is commonly called the coldest city in the U.S., according to AccuWeather, with...
A new partnership between The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) will accelerate the smart water solutions that are gaining traction with municipal water utilities. Driving Data Many utilities...
Name: John M. Asplund Wastewater Treatment FacilityLocation: Anchorage, AlaskaSize: 58 mgdInfrastructure: Headworks, grit removal, primary clarification, scum concentration, solids handling, incineration, disinfection, plant effluent system  The...
Lake City, in Clayton County, Ga., is part of the Atlanta metro core. In recent years, new construction has overgrown some existing underground assets, complicating rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. In one case, a 66-in., 20-ft deep, 220-ft long...
With the ongoing recovery of the American economy, construction projects are rebounding in the new residential and non-residential sectors. A major hurdle that will quickly, and sometimes permanently, derail new construction is the presence of shallow...

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