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Deregulation is increasingly forcing utilities to not only improve customer service and control costs but also to address Quality of Service (QoS)...
The meat industry (poultry included) generates some 30 billion pounds of inedible surplus each year. The rendering industry contributes tremendously...
A competitive price won the attention of a Texas engineering firm to high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. However, good performance won its loyalty...
Hydrogen sulfide is a common component in wastewater treatment plant off-gases (e.g., biogas) and waste gases from certain industrial processes. It...
High quality groundwater that can be pumped and disinfected for municipal use is becoming a scarce commodity. Naturally occurring and man-made...
The biocidal effects of copper and silver have been used for centuries. The early Greeks and Romans made water storage and drinking vessels out of...
The Wyoming Valley (Pa.) Inflatable Dam Feasibility Study recently received a National Honor Award in the studies, research and consulting...
Chiseled through the middle by the Fox River, the Village of Wrightstown covers about four square miles of rural east central Wisconsin, just 15...
When a Leicester, Mass., developer planned a subdivision of 16 houses at the same elevation as the town’s water tower, he was faced with the problem...
Water Supply Safety Becomes a Top Concern Protection of water-supply systems has become a high priority as officials at all levels of government...
Operations and maintenance costs are just as important as the initial capital costs. That is one of the concepts behind life cycle costs (LCC). While...
Last month, I discussed a few ideas on tossing your selling techniques into the new century by utilizing available technologies. This month lists a...
In today’s Internet-driven economy, your company’s website can make or break your business. Even if your website isn’t your primary...
Ultraviolet (UV) light represents a powerful technology that has been deployed successfully in several diverse industries for decades. The four-part...
The topic of arsenic has received a lot of press coverage this year, ever since the Bush administration halted the EPA’s newly issued maximum...
When car washes were first introduced, they used three things: soap to clean the car, water to rinse it off and towels to dry it. However, this...
Today, bottled water has taken the lead as the fastest growing segment of the beverage industry—even more so than beer and soft drink production...
This month’s issue of WQP provides me with the perfect opportunity to toot my own horn. By now you have visited our website, WaterInfoCenter.com, and...
"Keeping good roads good" is the driving goal of pavement preservation efforts being carried out by highway agencies across the "...
The Johnstown, Penn., Wastewater Treatment Plant has found a simple and relatively inexpensive chemical solution to a chronic hydrogen sulfide odor...

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