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After what seemed to be a more positive year, the water and wastewater utility sector is getting its bearings to face yet another year of continuous cuts to the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs—$500 million over 2014 funding...
Water conservation, and the related topic of rainwater harvesting, not only is a growing business (with sales and installations of low-use, low-flow devices, and rainwater collection and distribution products growing each year); but it also is an...
Infrastructure needs and the limited funds to address them continue to present cities and municipalities with many challenges; however, great work continues to be done. From May to July 2014, W&WD encouraged project leaders to submit entries...
Water & Wastes Digest (W&WD) strives tostay on top of industry trends and information. We are pleased to present our seventh annual State of the Industry Report. Research for this report was conducted by ABR Research Inc., an independent research...
The state of Oregon wants its utilities to keep non-revenue water (NRW) loss at or below the American Water Works Assn.’s national average of 10% to 15%, much of which can be attributed to water theft through hydrants or engineers using water to fill dry...
Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd. is one of the U.K.’s largest suppliers of branded still soft drinks and branded carbonates. Based in Chelmsford, Essex, U.K., the company operates seven manufacturing sites across the U.K., producing a range of brands, including...
A chemical processing company has an onsite chemical laboratory that handles fluids such as acids, bases, standard oxidizing and reducing chemicals, and miscellaneous organic liquids. The lab had been experiencing severe environmental issues with its...
The Traveling Bridge Sand Filter, also known as the automatic backwash filter (ABF) has been utilized on water and wastewater projects for more than 50 years. There are a number of reasons why the technology has had such staying power in an industry in...
Keene Wastewater Treat­ment Plant (WWTP) uses a secondary treatment process called activated sludge, a process that converts non-settleable substances into  biological floc. This substance is developed in aeration tanks and settled out in final...
The Coldwater Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Michigan utilizes a trickling filter/solids contact (TF/SC) process for secondary wastewater treatment. The facility has an average design flow of 140 liters per second (3.2 million gal per day [mgd])...

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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

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