February 2012

With the world’s population quickly surpassing 7 billion, water conservation is all the more imperative to secure a healthy global environment and economy. Water & Wastes Digest Associate Editor Leslie Streicher talked with Arizona Department of...
Population increase, environmental concerns and energy savings are motivating the water and wastewater industry to upgrade facilities with modern technology. The city of Plano, Ill., for example, has taken a proactive approach to increase its plant flow...
Municipalities must make tough choices each year as they manage costs, provide safe drinking water to the community, serve their customers and drive toward meeting important environmental goals. One barrier to achieving these goals is consistent water...
Nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Clayton, Ga., is a small town with a big nonrevenue water problem. The International Water Assn. defines nonrevenue water as water that has been produced and is “lost” before it reaches the customer...
The Lakota Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the larger of two plants in the Lakehaven Utility District in Washington state. The 10-million-gal-per-day facility serves a mostly residential community between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma,...
Metro Vancouver, located in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada, is home to almost 2.3 million people, making it the country’s third largest city. It draws water from three sources: the Seymour, Capilano and Coquitlam reservoirs. The Greater...
As many wastewater treatment plants approach their maximum capacities or face stricter effluent limits, communities are weighing different options. Space limitations often constrain the available choices for expansion, and many activated sludge plants...
Located on the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles lies the city of Victorville, Calif. Summer temperatures in Victorville often reach triple digits, and its annual precipitation is scantly more than 6 in. It is...
Veolia Water’s Super-Rimiez Plant opened in 1972 to provide drinking water for residents in and around the French principality of Nice, where it is located. The system has been upgraded several times in terms of capacity and technology, including a...
With a population of less than 14,000, Warsaw, Ind.—the “Lake City”—is not an especially big town, but it is snuggled in the midst of four lakes and generates seasonally high quantities of storm water runoff to the Tippecanoe River. Inflow and...

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