February 2004

In the day and age of dwindling budgets and fiscal micromanagement, managing life cycle costs (LCC) is as important as ever. Combine the previous two variables with the fact that operating and maintenance costs continue to rise while, concurrently,...
With a population of approximately 14,000, the city of Springfield, Tenn., located north of Nashville, isn’t a big city, nor does its utility department have big city manpower or technology resources. But Springfield has the same woes as a big city when...
The Broward County (Fla.) North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Pompano Beach, Fla., is doubling their dewatering capacity from 900 gpm to 1800 gpm in order to meet county growth projections. To accomplish this, they needed to install six...
This past December, Benjamin H. Grumbles was named acting assistant administrator for the Office of Water at the U.S. EPA replacing the resigned G. Tracy Mehan III. Not long after being appointed, Grumbles answered a few questions tendered by WWD in...
Andy Richardson, chair of AWWA’s Strategic Planning Committee, AWWA vice-president, and the AWWA’s Arizona Section director, will be formally announced as the association’s next president-elect at their annual conference Orlando, June 13–17. Richardson...
Nearly 19 million Americans are at risk from exposure to dangerous chlorine gas used at 45 wastewater treatment facilities, according to a report released by the Environmental Defense Fund and a coalition of environmental groups. A major incident,...
Written to encourage young water quality professionals to embark upon a career of challenges and responsibility in utility management, the Water Environment Federation now offers the new book “Managing the Water & Wastewater Utility.” Written by...
During the 95th Annual Meeting of the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA), Vernon Lucy, president of Ondeo Degremont, Inc., was awarded the 2003 James C. Morriss Member Achievement Award. Lucy was recognized for his...
The EPA’s revised Interim Registration Eligibility Decision document for atrazine, which calls for future monitoring of the pesticide in 40 watersheds over the next two years, is available for review and for public comment at www.epa.gov. EPA’s atrazine...
Old and in the Way: Shelby, Mont., Water Department upgrades aging SCADA system The city of Shelby (Mont.) Water Department needed help. Their existing SCADA system was antiquated and malfunctioning. Maintenance crews worked 24/7 to manually maintain the...

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