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When Veolia Water needed to replace an aging mechanical diaphragm pump for a chemical application at its Simcoe Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP),...
The city of Hot Springs, Ark., is undergoing a comprehensive upgrade to its municipal wastewater infrastructure. The program focuses on 16 projects...
The Obama Administration released its FY2015 Budget request, and all signs point to utilities tightening yet another notch on the proverbial...
In the past two years, my Ferguson on the Frontline column has covered a number of topics, from rainwater collection to new industry standards and...
It is an all-too-common occurrence: A pipe bursts or springs a leak on residential property, and the homeowner calls his or her local utility in a...
With 100 years of service, the Kingsport (Tenn.) Water Filtration Plant has been providing clean water to the residents of the northeastern Tennessee...
If you are now the proud owner of a new pressure reducing valve or have just taken over a system that might have them installed—or you are just...
It is easy to see why gravity belt thickeners, rotary drum thickeners and dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems have remained the dominant approaches...
Over the past decade, the cost of energy has risen at an alarming pace. It has become imperative that corporations and municipalities find ways to...
With financial assistance from the World Bank, the Malawi government initiated a gravity-fed water supply scheme in the community of Dwambazi. The...
The Northern Village of Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, Canada, operates a surface water treatment plant for its drinking water supply. The water...
In 2008, the New Zealand Ministry of Health issued revised drinking water standards for drinking water safety. To comply, water treatment facilities...
The Stony Brook Regional Sewerage Authority (SBRSA) in Princeton, N.J., provides treatment and disposal services for wastewater residuals. Its River...
The city of Chandler (Ariz.) Municipal Utilities Department (MUD) employs coagulation, sedimentation, active flow control and filtration to produce...
Communities across the country faced extreme cold and above-average precipitation this winter, and the weather took its toll on water infrastructure...
“I’m just a bill  Yes, I’m only a bill And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill Well, it’s a long, long journey …” —Schoolhouse Rock It certainly...
Storage tanks can be “friends or foes” to water, depending on the contents, contexts and contingencies. Recent events underscore the importance of...
The Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority (Old Bridge MUA) serves the township of Old Bridge, Middlesex County, N.J., located across the Raritan...
The city of Sunrise’s utility system covers 70 sq miles near the southeastern coast of Florida and serves more than 215,000 customers. The system is...
Smooth opening and closing of butterfly valves has a large impact on system performance and long-term reliable operation. It not only extends the...

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