Apr 02, 2019

April 2019

There is no shortage of solutions to problems in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Seemingly every time I write an article, I learn about how an existing technology I’ve written about is solving a new problem facing an operator, engineer or…
Water and wastewater services create a diverse set of operational risks that require management. Enterprise risk management (ERM) is an effective method to manage those risks because it is a holistic method that focuses on managing uncertainty so…
Water utilities know that building and maintaining water distribution systems is costly. While growing cities struggle with water infrastructure built in the last century, they must plan new projects to accommodate growing populations. Most communities…
Addressing the prevalence of lead pipe in the U.S. will require decades and estimates of billions of dollars to fix. For some utilities, pipe replacement is most feasible, others are considering liners or resins to seal the interior of the pipe, and many…
Aging drinking water mains are facing an increasing number of failures leading to service interruptions, higher operating costs and non-revenue water loss. Some failures cause bigger financial or socioeconomic impacts than others. With fiscally tight…
High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe has been used for municipal and industrial water applications for about 50 years. HDPE’s heat-fused joints create a leak-free, self-restraint, monolithic pipe structure. The fused joint will eliminate infiltration…
Engineers have used deep tunnel storage facilities and associated dewatering pump stations for addressing combined sewer (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) in the U.S. since the late 1970s. Although the use of deep tunnels for CSO and SSO control…
Surrounded by pristine mountains and crystal-clear waterways, the coastal seaport city of Vancouver, British Columbia, is a densely populated economic powerhouse with some of the highest real estate prices in the world. It also is a beautiful outdoor…
For decades, Charlotte County, Fla., has drawn a growing number of retirees from northern climates seeking sunshine, lower taxes and a slower pace of living. With nearly 180,000 residents, the county government has kept pace with population growth by…
The future of water is quite daunting. Based on current consumption rates, in just six years, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages, according to the World Wildlife Fund. It is crucial facilities incorporate new technologies for…
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