Aug 23, 2018

August 2018

I’ll admit I did not know what to expect when I booked a trip to Minneapolis to attend the U.S. Water Council’s One Water Summit in July. I knew about the one water movement and understood what it means, what it is and how it connects to my job—after all…
I was attending a wastewater conference and overheard an operator talking about how a drug bust turned his lagoon orange and almost put him out of compliance with his permit. At another location, I was told that the city I was visiting had been hit by an…
Last August, Hurricane Harvey smashed the Gulf Coast in Houston and became the second wettest cyclone in U.S. history. Neighborhoods were devastated by the flooding, and the National Guard was called in to rescue many people stranded by the floodwaters.…
Mechanically operated control valves historically have dominated the hydraulic control valve market. However, as technology advances, so too does the want and need for monitoring and control of water distribution networks. This has led to an interest in…
Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, is known for its culture, art and history. Because of its location in the southwestern U.S., the city also is known to have a scarce and precious water supply. On average, it receives just 14 in. of rain per year…
Key West, Fla., is one of the most scenic locales in the U.S. Situated in the Florida Keys just to the southwest of Miami, it is visited by millions of people seeking fun in the sun each year. But while Key West might seem like paradise to tourists and…
Algal growth in raw water used to produce drinking water often leads to several quality and operational problems in treatment plants. The town of Emmitsburg, Md., has moved away from using copper sulphate to solve this problem in its 11-acre drinking…
Cities increasingly are looking for ways to reduce operating costs, bring in additional sources of revenue, meet stringent regulatory requirements, and enhance resiliency and sustainability. Traditionally, U.S. wastewater treatment facilities have looked…
Flat gasket repair clamps are used to repair pipes in many scenarios, including those where clamps have no business being used. Proper applications include repairing holes, cracks and pitting in pipes. As described in last month’s article, Flat Gasket…
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