September 2006

Originally constructed in 1980, the Lititz (Pa.) Sewer Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant was outfitted with state-of-the-art technology at the time, but as with any facility over 25 years old, retrofits and modifications have been necessary, many of...
Is it possible that water could eventually become more valuable than oil in the state of Texas? It’s certainly feasible, especially after the findings the Texas Water Development Board revealed shortly after examining the state’s water plan, Water for...
Standards and regulations in the water and wastewater industry are constantly changing, and can often be very confusing to a manager of a water or wastewater plant who is required to comply with these rules. Water & Wastes Digest recently discussed...
When the San Patricio (Texas) Municipal Water District (SPMWD) was planning a new water treatment facility in the late 1990s, conventional settling followed by microfiltration was ultimately determined to be the best solution to providing high-quality...
“Every drop counts.” That’s the motto for WaterSense, a new partnership program the U.S. EPA recently launched to stimulate more efficient use of water in homes and businesses. America’s supplies are precious, but not unlimited. We have long enjoyed...
As wastewater pours into the Cobourg, Ontario, Water Pollution Control Facility, it comes loaded with organics, trash, debris and chemicals. A large perforated plate screen system, called a Monster Separation System, is the plant’s first line of defense...
Small cities, townships and counties face many complex wastewater treatment issues. Loss of community identity due to the urban sprawl that often follows centralized sewering is just one major challenge faced by these communities. Cluster systems have...
More than ever, drinking water utility management and operation is a challenging responsibility in today’s regulatory environment. By the beginning of 2006, the U.S. EPA had implemented 87 primary drinking water standards and 15 secondary standards,...
Sampling in the water and wastewater industry is a very important process that requires both labor and proper experience. Although it is simple, specific steps have been included in the regulations to maintain a process that helps the industry achieve...
The Bullhead City, Ariz., Community Development and Engineering Department, under the guidance of City Engineer/Community Development Director Pawan Agrawal, is going to be completing several large projects in the Bullhead City area in the near future...

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