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Flint. Brazil. California. The world is wide, and so is the range of water woes contained in it. As Flint fades from the national stage it has had since January, we in the water industry must never forget. The perfect storm of bad management and bad...
In my December column, I discussed the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will shape the landscape of worldwide development for the next 15 years and will have an impact on all of us in the water and wastewater business. ...
As the population increases and the demand for more water grows stronger, the state of water supplies is becoming an issue. Water supplies are dependent on factors including location, annual precipitation, nearby facilities available to transport water,...
Located in southeastern Wisconsin, the Kenosha Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) supplies water to almost 110,000 people. It utilizes a pioneering biosolids handling process that promotes energy efficiency and reduces the amount and cost of biosolids...
Massive cybersecurity breach­es make headlines on a regular basis. These constant reminders of potential system vulnerabilities can be particularly troublesome to those charged with safeguarding the public’s water supply.  With limited staffs and...
Instead of thinking of sludge as a cost center and something to be disposed of, many wastewater companies have come to realize that generating gas from sludge at large water treatment sites (hubs) and transporting sludge from smaller treatment works (...
When news of the Flint water crisis broke—in terms of national news; the crisis was actually nothing new—the water industry found itself in an unfamiliar position: the national spotlight. Political parties blamed one another for Flint’s—and Michigan...
"Those books are the lead service contracts,” said Madison Water Utility Operations Clerk Amy Jones, gesturing over her shoulder to three massive binders stacked neatly on top of a filing cabinet. The binders contain thousands of contracts, one for every...
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 94% of the nation’s 156,000 public water systems serve fewer than 3,300 persons. These systems—classified as “small” by EPA—face unique financial and operational challenges in...
Woodstock is a city in northern Georgia’s Cherokee County and is a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Rubes Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in Woodstock, with its conventional system, was challenged by more stringent effluent quality...

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