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Early 2014 reports revealed that mobile device Internet usage exceeded PC/desktop usage for the first time in history.  While on the consumer level mobile use is linked to accessing various information online, such as checking e-mail or listening to...
In my December 2014 column, I wrote about water conservation—or, more appropriately, water conservation gone awry. This is pretty familiar territory for me, as I have written many times before about water conservation and where it does and does not makes...
In its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infra­structure, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. water infrastructure a barely passing “D” grade. The report concluded that America’s water infrastructure systems were an average of 50 to 100...
The village of Roxana, located in southeastern Illinois just east of downtown St. Louis, is home to the 350,000-barrel-per-day ConocoPhilips oil refinery. The Roxana Water Treatment Plant provides potable water to the 3,600 residents of Roxana and South...
As the nation’s infrastructure continues to require costly and extensive repairs and replacements to keep roads, bridges and water systems functional, it can be challenging to determine when to repair versus replace materials. When replacements are...
The city of North Battleford is an urban municipality located in west central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located approximately 85 miles northwest of the city of Saskatoon, just off Highway 16, and directly across the North Saskatchewan River from the...
The Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant (HCTP) for the city of Thousand Oaks, Calif., treats up to 11 million gal per day on average. The treatment includes screening, grit removal, clarification, nutrient removal, secondary clarification, multimedia...
When the city of Winchester (Va.) Department of Public Services underwent a major $20 million upgrade at its Percy D. Miller water treatment plant, the team saw an opportunity to correct a problem that had been bothering them for some time. The plant...
An Indian reservation in the Sierra Nevada mountain region in Cali­for­nia was experiencing septic system failure that posed severe environmental and health risks for the tribe and local businesses. More than 30% of the region’s septic tank and...
In conjunction with Robinson Eng. Ltd. of South Holland, Ill., Metropolitan Industries of Romeoville, Ill., assisted in the renovation of a critical combined sewer overflow (CSO) pump station in the south suburban Chicagoland area. The pump station,...

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