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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for America’s infrastructure is out, and the results are not much better than those...
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) friends tell me that Abraham Lincoln is believed to have said, “Law without enforcement is just good...
Many years have passed since “wastewater” became a more acceptable term than “sewage,” even as any mention of the word “sludge” was avoided whenever...
Integration, collaboration and innovative construction techniques were critical to the successful upgrade and expansion of the Yellow River Water...
Denver, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and known as the “Mile-High City,” is served by three major water treatment plants (WTP): Marston...
Greater Lawrence Sanitary District (GLSD) serves the Massachusetts member communities of Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, North Andover and Dracut, as...
West Basin Municipal Water District is implementing ozone pretreatment of non-nitrified secondary effluent as part of an expansion of the Edward C....
Removal of various pollutants in wastewater is a costly process that requires intensive energy input and the addition of chemicals. But a new process...
The Roth Lane Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is owned and operated by Hampden Township Sewer Authority. The 4.82-million-...
Duckett Creek Sanitary District (DCSD), located in O’Fallon, Mo., was experiencing inflow and infiltration problems, causing backups and overflows....
Fourteen seconds. That is certainly not the type of performance one wants from an automobile going from zero to 60. For a wireless radio system...
The Northern Rockies region of northeastern British Columbia, Canada, boasts significant wealth and diversity of natural resources, heritage and...
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) is heading to the Rocky Mountain State to host its 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE13) at the...
This year’s American Water Works Assn. Annual Conference and Exposition (AWWA ACE) will include tours of a number of Denver Water’s facilities. WWD...
Since I last wrote to you about pumps, there have been a number of alarming weather events. (And, might I add, many of them had very peculiar names....
Wastewater treatment is an energy-intensive operation. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimated that in 1994, the water and wastewater segment...
The scenic community of Waupaca, Wis., derived its name from the translation of a Native American term meaning “clear water.” It seems doubly ironic...
Supplying alternative power to lift stations with a diesel-driven generator or an additional standby electric submersible pump has been the most cost...
In an emergency pumping application, it is unlikely that the best-suited equipment will be in place for the situation. It is sometimes necessary to...
“We need the highest level of protection and lowest long-term cost of ownership. Do I use infrared or catalytic bead technology to detect combustible...

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