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There were two major hurricanes that came through Louisiana in 2005. Most people remember the first, Katrina, because it caused major damage in... more

In October 2002, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic at the entry... more

As one of only two regional surface treatment facilities, the city of Monroe Water Treatment Plant in Louisiana faced a challenge. Several... more

Typically, the water would be stored in huge pits, reinjected into the ground, or treated chemically. None of these solutions was satisfactory to... more

In order to locate and repair the breach, contractors excavated three 50- to 75-ft-long trenches. Officials believed a water valve had failed, but... more

The usual description of many sewers is “out of sight and out of mind.” Prior to 2005, that may have beentrue of the 348 miles of interceptor... more

"Keeping the microorganisms in balance is an ongoing challenge here," said Donnie Higgins, plant supervisor who has worked at the facility for 18... more

Eric Gurr, the city’s storm water utility manager, has designed a water quality study on a grand scale. He’s identifying the waterborne pollutants... more

With the passage of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act in 2002, all community water systems serving populations greater than 3,300... more

Now, the facility has only two months out of the year—May and October—when flows are low enough to take components such as clarifiers and filters... more

Their concept was to build a state-of-the-art refueling facility using the best available above-ground storage and oil/water separator technology... more

For industrial or commercial companies and municipalities that use water towers, cooling systems, or filtering systems, scale (along with... more

Rapidly growing population of this metropolitan Phoenix city was a significant factor in the need to expand. A primary objective of the project... more

Lack of water also can be an issue in Phoenix - or any municipality - when water pipeline repairs require a shutdown of water delivery to... more

Federal legislation was passed prohibiting streamside logging. Residents were given a deadline to cease its customary practice. This deadline... more

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) knows that establishing dissolved oxygen (DO) and nutrient criteria for the state’s water... more

The project was driven by a group of city officials and utility management who mounted a citywide effort to improve their city’s water and gas... more

Pesticides, floor waxes, emulsifiers, disinfectants were stored, mixed and packaged there until 1983 when a number of questionable disposal... more

Prior to the spring of 2004, the Lake Forest Water Plant provided traditional water treatment. Coagulating chemicals were added to the incoming... more

Located in southwest Ohio, between the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton, is the growing metropolis known as Mason. Founded in 1815, Mason has... more

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