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Current Issue

In June, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA)—the first water bill since 2007. WRRDA authorizes funding for more than $12 billion worth of new water infrastructure projects. WRRDA establishes a...
Wetlands, streams and the politics surrounding them are once again front page and center stage, as federal agencies and national groups strive to find greater certainty, effectiveness and fairness under the Clean Water Act (CWA), since the Supreme Court...
The primary lift station that services 90% of the town of Porter, Ind., recently underwent a major upgrade to its 100-year-old infrastructure, which the town has worked diligently to improve over the past five years.  After a flood in 2008...
Danville, a city in Vermilion County, Ill., was founded in 1827 on 80 acres of land donated by two town fathers. It is located 120 miles south of Chicago and 90 miles west of Indianapolis. The city was named after one of the two land donors, Dan Beckwith...
The pointers given below are used by Grundfos staff when analyzing the requirements of new pumping stations. Although useful, they are generalized recommendations only and cannot replace individual, job-specific advice. This article will review the...
In order to prevent the transmission of waterborne diseases, wastewater must be disinfected. The most common method of disinfection is carried out with chlorine. Chlorine is delivered in three forms: chlorine gas, calcium hypochlorite and sodium...
Bristol Water, a water supply company responsible for providing water to 1.2 million consumers in and around the Bristol, England, area, needed a way to help monitor its performance and meet increasing challenges presented by the U.K.’s Traffic...
Resource Management Co. (RMC) needed to replace an inadequate, costly and failing wastewater treatment system at the company’s waste recycling center in Plainfield, Ill. RMC needed a system that not only could handle the wastewater flow of 1,050 gal per...
Before the end of 2014, Colorado Springs Utilities will lay the final piece of pipe for one of the largest water projects currently being built in the western U.S.  The Southern Delivery System (SDS) is a regional water project in southern Colorado...
Concrete pressure pipe (CPP) has a strong track record, with thousands of miles in the ground and some lines as old as 70 or 80 years or more. But ensuring CPP’s longevity, as with any engineered structure, relies on quality installation from the start....

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The Water & Wastes Digest staff invites industry professionals to nominate the water and wastewater projects they deem most remarkable and innovative for recognition in the Annual Reference Guide issue. All projects must have been in the design or construction phase over the last 18 months.

2014 Top Projects Nomination Form

POLL

Raleigh, N.C., has added a small increase to water bills as a permanent watershed protection fee. Do you agree with this idea?: