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The dire drought conditions have led some Californians to turn to unorthodox methods in their desperate attempts to seek alternate sources of water. Some simply are praying for rain. Others are turning to magic in hopes of acquiring more water for their...
This past June was a big month for fracking and oil markets around the world. First, the U.S. Environmental Pro­tection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft report on the impact of fracking and drinking water, “Hydraulic Fracturing Drinking Water...
The town of Swan River, located in Manitoba, Canada, knew that the two pumps at one of its lift stations were nearing the end of their service lives. In fact, the town had already begun preparing for the inevitable, when the situation changed rapidly and...
The Bargersville, Ind., water utility serves approximately 30,000 people in central Indiana. The original water treatment plant was built in the 1950s, and, because the town itself lacked sufficient water resources, it was built several miles to the...
Ball valves are a common choice in water systems because they are inexpensive and have a high temperature and pressure tolerance. The valve works by rotating a metal sphere (the ball) with an empty cylinder (the bore) drilled through the center. By...
Pump blockages and rags are significant barriers to energy and operational efficiencies at pump stations, causing unscheduled shutdowns, safety hazards for operators, costly equipment repairs and increased power usage due to a decrease in the pumps’...
Located 15 miles northwest of Sacramento, in the agricultural fields of the Central San Joaquin Valley of Northern California, the cities of Woodland and Davis, and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have grown immensely, with many additions...
A design and technical team was  called on to help an engineering team constructing a specialist wastewater treatment system for a facility in Antarctica.  Living and working in a remote environment such as Antarctica demands careful...
Nestled between Lake Lanier and the Appalachian Mountains, about an hour north of Atlanta, is the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority. Chartered in 1980, the authority serves 5,400 consumers and runs 1.5 million gal of water per day through 175 miles of...
Because of the volume and quality of water required for hydraulic fracturing operations, water recycling and treatment is an essential component of oil shale development. Drilling operators must focus on ways to reuse the produced and flowback water...

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