April 2009

The 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure is out, and the grades are concerning. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the nation’s infrastructure average grade is a miserable D. Both drinking water and wastewater systems...
“April is the cruelest month,Breeding lilacs out of the dead land,Mixing memory and desire,Stirring dull roots with spring rain...” —T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land T.S. Eliot’s lines ring true not just to taxpayers but also to water policy-makers and...
Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: workforce, water industry, training, employment Bye-bye, baby boomers. Will the last experienced person in the water and wastewater industry please turn out the lights when leaving? From a human capital...
Any positive news regarding employment and jobs in these times is welcome news, indeed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and highlighted by a recent New York Times article, demand for hydrologists is expected to grow 24%—much faster...
Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: pump efficiency, pump curve, C02 reduction Electricity consumption by water and wastewater utilities accounts for 3% of all electrical energy consumption in the U.S.1 This represents net annual consumption...
Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: iron, manganese, treatment, wells Too many “brown episodes”—where Prior Lake, Minn., residents experienced water staining, odor and taste issues in their drinking water—are what prompted city officials to...
Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: MF, NF, TOC removal, DBPs The Yucaipa Valley Water District is located about 70 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and serves drinking water to 60,000 customers in the greater Yucaipa area. The district...
Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: aeration, wastewater lagoon, energy efficiency U.S. manufacturers and industrial wastewater processing plants, already battered by a volatile global economy, are facing some additional troubling news:...
Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: pipe rehab, CIPP, utilities, highway construction Over the years, installing cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) in large-scale projects for municipalities has become a specialty of Insituform. Over the past few...
Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: monitoring, flowmeters, flow rate The city of Cordoba, Spain, has a population of 325,000 and like many cities, has experienced rapid growth. In 1970, the Municipal Corporation of Water Supply (EMACSA) was...

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