May 2004

Water utilities, both drinking water and wastewater, play a crucial role in the health and well-being of our nation and its citizens. They are major contributors to the high standard of living and health enjoyed by Americans, and our dependency on them...
In less than ten years following IRS rule changes permitting private sector involvement in and operations/capital management of public water/wastewater infrastructure, the number of contracts for long-term operating and management services of public...
As one of 4,000 systems across the country with arsenic levels above the new EPA standard, the Baldy (Calif.) Mesa Water District (BMWD) is faced with finding a viable treatment process for arsenic removal that can be approved and implemented by January...
Montana’s Big Sky County Water & Sewer District (BSCWSD) recently completed a water storage project called the Hidden Village Tank, which involved the construction of a one million gallon prestressed concrete tank and pump station. BSCWSD and Allied...
One of California’s largest central coast range rivers, the Napa River, drains 426 square miles on its 50-mile journey from Mt. St. Helena to the San Pablo Bay. An estuary system comprises the last 17 miles of its journey. Over the years, stream bank...
In March of 2002, the Spring Creek (Utah) Water Plant went into production. This plant serves a residential community of 15,000 people, approximately ten miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Prior to this installation, the community received spring water,...
More wastewater treatment plants are being required to do more than remove biological oxygen demand. Increasingly, they are required to remove nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous to reduce impact on the environment. Nitrogen removal requires...

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