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One of the greatest challenges for building a 1.6-million-sq-ft ConAgra distribution center was not the building itself, but how to manage storm...
In the summer of 2010, a large refinery complex in the Northeast was facing a two- to three-month maintenance outage on one of two aeration basins in...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state and local water quality boards across the U.S. have mandated that numerous bays and harbors...
The season of Halloween spotlights all things scary, and if you thought there were no parallels between goblins and our industry, consider for a...
I am an eternal optimist. Some people who know me and work with me may not always agree, but I am. I think this has to be the greatest time in human...
Wastewater operators are an equip­ment manufacturer’s on­site proxy for ensuring their equip­ment functions properly, opti­mizing the quality of...
Treatment plants by nature are service facilities, built to turn waste into something that can be safely returned to the natural environment or...
When considering whether a water processing location is a candidate for automation, it is important to understand why automation is implemented....
Water is required in almost every industrial sector for the processing and manufacturing of products. In 2015, it is estimated that industrial raw...
Wastewater managers know all too well that clogged pumps not only are an inconvenience, but also a threat to an entire wastewater transport...
A five-bedroom home’s septic system was failing and Colorado codes required a system that was larger than the lot could support in the location...
The idea of putting an electric motor underwater can make people uneasy, but, over the past 50 years, the use of submersible pumps has grown...
In July, the U.S. Water Alliance named Radhika Fox as the organization’s new president. The alliance, a nonprofit established in 2008, is focused on...
In today’s domestic wastewater treatment plant landscape, forced vortex chamber systems are the predominate choice for grit removal. These systems...
Chicago is known for a lot of things, civic pride ranking high on the list. Not far behind that is the body of water adjacent to it: Lake Michigan....
As a former U.S. Environmen­tal Pro­tection Agency (EPA) water official, I am often asked to talk about environmental protection and the status...
The town of Smithfield, R.I.’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has a licensed average design flow capacity of 3.5 million gal per day (mgd), and...
Owned and operated by the Metro­poli­tan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) encompasses a 260-...
Water sampling has been required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since the 1980s. Every water and wastewater utility or business...
Phosphorus is a valuable and non-renewable resource that is critical to maintaining and expanding agricultural production at the levels needed to...

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