Aug 05, 2019

August 2019

As of press time, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included language about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The bill specifically calls for the U.S. military to cease use of firefighting…
It seems that most people first began to realize there are serious water problems in the U.S. when news of Flint, Mich., broke. However, the country’s water problems were in critical condition long before that time. America’s water issues are so…
Asset management has become a buzzword in the water and wastewater industry over the last decade. As many of communities continue to grow, society has acknowledged that its infrastructure has not been adequately maintained. However, the remedy to this…
A floorstand assembly is used to elevate an actuator above the valve it operates in cases where the valve is submerged or inaccessible to personnel. A floorstand assembly is bolted to the floor or grating directly above a quarter-turn valve. An inner…
Public schools, hospitals and parks vie to receive funding for critical upgrades and other modernization efforts, which has stretched municipal budgets. City budgets are strict, and sometimes there is not enough to cover all the maintenance required for…
The world is enduring a water crisis at the hands of rising demand, prevalent leaks, reduction in supply and an uptick in droughts, and businesses, municipalities and individuals are feeling the pressure to use water resources more responsibly.  The New…
Aging infrastructure is not only a problem with roads and bridges; it also affects water and wastewater treatment plants. Many of these plants are at least half a century old, and they also face a similar issue to many other industries: an aging…
Engineers and operators know all too well that water is the defining issue of our time. The 21st century is unfolding an unparalleled, complex set of water challenges. Aging infrastructure must meet stricter regulations. Climate impacts often are felt…
The need to upgrade an aging lagoon system in Utah presented a growing community with an ideal opening to prepare its wastewater treatment plant for the future. Pioneers settled and built Morgan City in 1868 approximately 50 miles northeast of Salt Lake…
Nearly 50 years since the Clean Water ACT (CWA) passage in the early 1970s, many communities have not met CWA goals and continue to pollute. CWA aimed to solve wastewater treatment challenges, and it offered a rush of funding aimed at tackling those…
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