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The Ak-Chin Indian Community’s surface water treatment plant is located in Arizona’s Santa Cruz Valley about 50 miles south of Phoenix. The plant,...
Aging infrastructure, restricted capacity and limited funding—it is a familiar story in the world of municipal wastewater treatment plants. Many...
Tomhannock Reservoir, located in the state of New York, is more than 5 miles long and holds 12.3 billion gal when full. Parts of the reservoir’s...
Water and wastewater utilities have a number of remote locations. Among these are pump stations, towers, valve boxes, sampling stations and septage...
Deteriorating infrastructure continues to plague municipalities across the U.S., compromising local budgets and natural resources. Utility officials...
Arsenic is a semi-metal element. It is a tasteless and odorless mineral. It enters drinking water supplies from agricultural and industrial practices...
Treating wastewater—especially for a large, rapidly growing community—is an energy-intensive and costly undertaking. Faced with the challenge to...
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 research institutes in the U.S., Texas A&M University has hundreds of laboratory...
The Black & Veatch 2013 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Water Industry report identified the top water industry issues as aging infrastructure...
As local governments continue to deal with the consequences of state and federal funding cuts, their attention naturally focuses on large-ticket...
My daughter recently started attending college in Ohio. While driving with her through western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, I could not help but...
Operating and maintaining water infrastructure is costly, especially considering that much of the U.S.’ aging water infrastructure needs repair or...
When American Water Works & Guarantee Co. was founded in 1886, the Huntington, W.Va., water treatment plant (WTP) was one of the first water...
Small communities across the U.S. are faced with meeting low discharge ammonia levels required by new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System...
An increasing number of municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities are using “green” power—that is, renewable energy sources with the...
The 1,130-ft-long Pleasure Pier on Galveston Island, Texas, was built in 1943 featuring rides, an arcade, an aquarium, the Marine Ballroom, and, of...
As one of the largest cities in the Canadian province of Ontario, the city of London is home to more than 300,000 people. As is the case with many...
The British water market was privatized more than 15 years ago and is managed today by more than 20 private water concessionaires, each having...
A $2-million effort is studying the feasibility of building a natural gas-fired power plant next to a seawater desalination facility along the...
Water hammer events can result in service issues for utilities, as the sudden increase in pressure can contribute to pipe fatigue, eventually causing...

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