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Quality pump engines are built to operate for up to 2,500 hours. In a perfect world, those 2,500 hours would be flawless and maintenance free....
Evolving remote monitoring technology in the pumping environment is allowing water managers to use increasingly sophisticated tools to measure and...
In the past, Highway 99 travelers taking in the view near the Applegate Road exit in Atwater, Merced County, Calif., would see the community’s aging...
Whether we like it or not, there seem to be data on just about anything and anyone these days. From your local store keeping track of the items you...
Reduce, reuse and recycle is a phrase we are all familiar with. Decades ago, people began to realize that there is no inherent waste in a process—...
The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA)—a major wholesale water provider in Southern California—started conducting routine condition assessments...
With just 10,000 residents, Pulaski is a small town located in Pulaski County, in southwestern Virginia. The town’s sole water treatment plant was...
The Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District’s (UBWPAD) wastewater treatment plant serves seven communities in the Worcester, Mass., area...
Hillsboro Water, located approximately 15 miles west of Portland in the city of Hillsboro, Ore., serves nearly 80,000 customers. The service area...
For the past couple of decades, municipalities across the U.S. have been “closing the lid” on wastewater treatment plants. This process has resulted...
Upgrading to energy-efficient lighting has become one of the simplest and most cost-effective solutions for water and wastewater treatment facilities...
The Water Distribution Div. of the Environmental Services Department in Ponca City, Okla., is responsible for providing potable water to...
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the largest public water utility in North America, serving more than 800,000...
While utilities have been implementing automatic meter reading (AMR) systems to streamline the meter reading process for years, advances in...
In the early fall of 2012, a small municipal wastewater treatment plant in Texas experienced motor failure on one of its four floating aerators. When...
More utilities are choosing to implement advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) networks due to the ever-growing need to increase efficiency. WWD...
Attendees of last month’s AWWA ACE13 in Denver (myself included) found it hard to resist reflecting on the recently released U.S. Environmental...
For carbon credits and climate change, “cap and trade” may be dead in the water for now in some jurisdictions and political theaters, but in the...
Municipalities are continually challenged in their management of excess flow conveyed in the sanitary collection system and treatment of peak flows...
The Chino Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) was formed in 1950 to provide supplemental water to portions of San Bernardino, Riverside and Los...

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