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A recent National Geographic article said: “If droughts were hurricanes, people might pay more attention to them. Droughts can creep up on us with their prolonged absence of rain, and their effects often are seen as not much more than cracked ground in...
I am quickly getting attached to my newly adopted home of Baltimore. I moved here about two years ago after taking on a new position and have quickly fallen in love with “Charm City.”  Baltimore has many attractions and great neighborhoods that make...
Along with technical modifications such as frequency-controlled pumps, there are other ways for drinking water utilities to reduce energy costs. Operating high-consumption facilities according to power prices takes advantage of low prices in energy...
Local government is the premier provider of public water services (water supply and sewerage) in the U.S., investing more than $865 billion from 2001 to 2011—$115 billion in 2011 alone. Public water is a valuable resource, and is among the highest-...
Home to two major sports teams and large events like the Flying Pig Marathon and Macy’s Music Festival, Cincinnati also houses the Richard Miller Treatment Plant (RMTP). The Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) facility is a 240-million-gal-per-day (mgd...
Like every piece of mechanical equipment we use, a control valve requires some maintenance. Because budgets are stretched and time is tight, it can be tempting to ignore checking on valves, which often are located in underground vaults and give years of...
One of the most cost-effective storage methods for large volumes of water utilizes aquifers or water-bearing formations, usually with virtually limitless storage capacity. Aquifer storage recovery (ASR) does not provide a new source of water, but is a...
The city of Branson, Mo., is known as the live music capital of the world. Currently, the city offers 50 theaters with seating for 64,057 guests, meaning Branson has more seating capacity than Broadway. This live entertainment, along with beautiful lakes...
Padre Dam Municipal Water District (MWD) was formed in 1976 when voters approved a merger of Santee County Water District, formed in 1956, with Rio San Diego Municipal Water District, formed in 1955. The district is named for the Old Mission Dam, a...
As an industry delivering the planet’s most important and recycled natural resource—water—we inherently are environmentally conscious. As such, it is imperative to continuously assess the environmental impact of our operations. Our responsibility to...

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