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In the spring of 2014, Park County, Wyo., decided to reconstruct an irrigation siphon that ran beneath Bear Creek and flowed along the intersections...
In 2012, the Lynnwood (Wash.) Water & Sewer Utility updated its 20-year-old SCADA system with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Ethernet...
With a capacity of 12 million gal per day, the Benicia Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is a 24/7 regulated industrial surface water treatment complex...
According to the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), a relatively new type of large-diameter polyolefin pipe is playing a pivotal role in the...
In June, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), which authorizes funding for more than $12...
Whether you are the superintendent of quality control for your local water district or an operations manager for a federal department, your day-to-...
During a cooler-than-average summer thus far, I am happy to be saving energy and money by running the air conditioning less—this energy cost savings...
“Improving the wastewater system represents the absolute top priority,” was the urgent message of the 2009 Batesville Comprehensive Plan. The message...
Thomas Edison’s quote inspires Joe Tucker, P.E., city engineer of Marietta, Ohio, and his staff to invest the necessary man-hours to fully explore...
The town of Hayden is a small, tight-knit community in southeastern Arizona with a population of 700 people that is almost entirely housed within...
The “new sewage”—raw sewage with floor wipes, hand wipes and miscellaneous plastics—has been causing non-clog sewage pump plugging problems for...
A recent National Geographic article said: “If droughts were hurricanes, people might pay more attention to them. Droughts can creep up on us with...
I am quickly getting attached to my newly adopted home of Baltimore. I moved here about two years ago after taking on a new position and have quickly...
Along with technical modifications such as frequency-controlled pumps, there are other ways for drinking water utilities to reduce energy costs....
Local government is the premier provider of public water services (water supply and sewerage) in the U.S., investing more than $865 billion from 2001...
Home to two major sports teams and large events like the Flying Pig Marathon and Macy’s Music Festival, Cincinnati also houses the Richard Miller...
Like every piece of mechanical equipment we use, a control valve requires some maintenance. Because budgets are stretched and time is tight, it can...
One of the most cost-effective storage methods for large volumes of water utilizes aquifers or water-bearing formations, usually with virtually...
The city of Branson, Mo., is known as the live music capital of the world. Currently, the city offers 50 theaters with seating for 64,057 guests,...
Padre Dam Municipal Water District (MWD) was formed in 1976 when voters approved a merger of Santee County Water District, formed in 1956, with Rio...

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