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Ask anyone about the role safe drinking water plays in public and economic health and the answers undisputably would be the same: crucial. Now ask:...
There is a lot of serious talk about America’s overstressed, underfunded and unappreciated water and wastewater infrastructure systems, but what are...
When it comes to describing the Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s (MWRDGC) Tunnel and Reservoir Protection Plan (TARP, also know as “...
When disaster strikes, we are quickly reminded of how critical emergency preparedness is to the public utilities industry and to the welfare of the...
The small town of Berryville, Va., with a population of 3,100, is situated 60 miles west of Washington, D.C., near the Shenandoah River, which flows...
The past decade has ravaged Florida from its panhandle to the Keys, with five major hurricanes. In 2010, the city of Tallahassee determined that, for...
The monitoring and control of water utility processes is done with what the industry calls “SCADA systems.” That acronym stands for “Supervisory...
Abundant ocean waters may surround Eleuthera in the Bahamas, but freshwater supplies are scarce and uncertain on this arid, sand-and-coral island...
The collapse of an existing sanitary sewer line in Logan, Utah, in May 2011 compelled the city to develop fast-track plans for replacing the entire 1...
With increasing risk management requirements and the desire to avoid multiple chemical feed systems, municipalities are looking to utilize...
The city of Pasco, Wash., faced the challenging job of solving a recurring water main problem. The leaking 12-in. pipe was located under an active...
Washington, D.C., is home to some of the U.S.’ most prized and revered memorials. To the nearly 24 million people who visited the mall in 2011, the...
Heavy metal limitations for municipal wastewater treatment facilities have become widespread in Virginia as some plants’ limits approach detection....
Water and wastewater industry members must always prepare for the future. WWD Associate Editor Kristin Muckerheide recently discussed wastewater...
As the price of oil pushes toward all-time highs, domestic land-based exploration and production are at near-record levels, particularly in the...
The topic of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” continues to dominate headlines. It’s safe to say it has gained momentum, as numerous associations...
Nordfjord Inc. of Stryn, Norway, has seen considerable growth as a meat processor and food manufacturer. Recently, the company has taken new steps...
One way to cut manufacturing costs is to move plants overseas and take advantage of lower labor costs. Another alternative is to move production...
Boil a kettle of tap water in a hard water area and two undesirable observations are made: A fine but harmless scum appears on the surface of the...
Wastewater treatment is a necessary cost of doing business in the mining industry. Mining involves numerous processes to extract and recover minerals...

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