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Modern desert cities around the world, such as Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Dubai and Cairo, undoubtedly raise many questions about their sustainability and excessive dependence on non-renewable resources that place much stress on the environment,...
In my day job, I often meet or work with developers of new technologies. I recently ran across two that I would like to tell you about.   As with past technologies I have written about, I have no connection with these technologies or the companies...
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) provides high-quality drinking water for 1.3 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California. The district also receives and treats wastewater from seven satellite communities,...
Located along the eastern coast of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Grand River, Grand Haven, Mich., is the seat of Ottawa County and has a population of more than 10,000 residents. Officially recognized as “Coast Guard City, USA,” it has been home to a...
As the world’s infrastructure continues to age, municipal agencies and engineers are working harder than ever to preserve, repair and rehabilitate  sewer systems. Oftentimes, the most cost-effective and efficient way to repair sewer main is by...
Compared with high-profile oil and gas pipeline spills, water main leaks receive relatively little attention. But should these comparatively innocuous losses be considered trivial? The answer is no. Various regional authorities across North America have...
With little rain and limited local water supplies, San Diego imports 85% of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California. The city is working to develop a local source of drinking water to lessen dependence on imported water, keep up with...
Many cities have water and wastewater treatment facilities that are aging and inefficient. Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, was among those with antiquated water and wastewater infrastructure; its equipment was aging and nearly obsolete.  The age of the...
Rural municipalities and utilities have unique problems with operations. They have small budgets that must be stretched to cover large geographic areas. Although they need SCADA systems to improve efficiency and maintain service, they rarely have the...
Oklahoma-based World Water Works (WWW) joined regional wastewater treatment utility Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) in a private-public partnership to successfully install a centrifuge centrate treatment process—used previously only in Europe. A...

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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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