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Located southeast of New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish's population is almost 36,000, according to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report. Even though it was ranked one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S. between 2007 and 2008, its current population is...
W&WD received considerable feedback in response to Editorial Director Neda Simeonova’s November 2014 editorial letter, "Aging Workforce: Obstacles & Opportunities." It clearly is a buzzworthy topic that sparked a lot of great insights, so we...
A New Year’s note to water people:  Be sure to look up, around and underground from time to time,  as air and climate/energy people are making important choices that could help or hurt you. This air/water/energy interface certainly is not...
The move toward green infrastructure (GI) and low-impact development (LID) as complements to traditional grey infrastructure, justifies more fully integrating them into utility planning by means of another cutting-edge technique: asset management of...
Dickinson, N.D., has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. since the state’s oil boom. This population growth has changed the city’s dynamics and created challenges for the existing wastewater treatment facility (WWTF).  Wastewater...
One of the more complex and difficult measurements in many water and wastewater treatment plants is pH, but the following tips can help to ensure accurate and consistent readings.  1. Watch flow rate, pressure & temperature. For most...
Pinellas County, Fla., is typical of many major metropolitan water systems, with more than 700,000 customers, 2,000 miles of piping and several large water storage facilities. Like many major metropolitan water systems, the Pinellas County Department of...
When Waterworks District 3 of Beauregard Parish, La., began to research new water meters to replace its aging system, it didn’t take long to decide that the Beacon advanced metering analytics (AMA) managed solution was the right fit. As the first Beacon...
Wastewater treatment plant personnel can face public scrutiny over odor emissions from treatment plants and wastewater collection system networks. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is the most common cause for odor complaints and is dangerous to health, and...
The Fort Hall Indian Irrigation Project (FHIIP), located in southeast Idaho, is dealing with problems common to many irrigation systems across the western U.S.: The project faces ever-growing rehabilitation costs while operating within an extremely...

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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.

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