Aug 20, 2020

August 2020

Last month, we featured our 2020 Water & Wastes Digest Young Pros, and many of them noted the importance that technology will play for the future of the industry, most notably how their generation is incorporating it more and more into the daily…
I have just finished reviewing another bid document. This one was 48 pages long. Many specs and plans have been developed for months years, but what puzzles me about this and every other bid document is the complete lack of emphasis on the quality and…
How do you secure sustainable and increased access to water and sanitation in the face of stressed water resources? If you had to choose between hydroelectricity or food security through irrigation, what would you do?  What about environmental integrity…
All food and beverage industry facilities have rigorous cleaning requirements. In addition to food safety, these plants have massive water demands. Further processing facilities require numerous wash-down cycles per day. High-pressure pumps are a crucial…
As AMI Technology has matured and more meter manufacturing options hit the market, utilities are shifting focus from advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies to implementation considerations and connecting the dots between proper meter…
Warrington Township in Pennsylvania is home to 25,000 residents and more than 375 businesses. The township’s water comes from seven wells and five interconnections from another water supply district. In total there are five district metered areas (DMA’s…
The city of Redlands, California, is a city at the base of the San Bernardino mountains in Southern California. It is located 60 miles north east of Los Angeles and 45 miles west of Palm Springs. The city was incorporated in 1888 and was known as the “…
70% of U.S. rivers, lakes, reservoirs and estuaries do not meet minimum U.S. EPA water quality standards. A leading cause of this impairment is excess nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, due to agricultural runoff and industrial and municipal…
Location: Longmont, Colorado Size: 13 MGD Equipment: Gravity thickeners, dissolved air flotation thickener, centrifuge dewatering system, equalization basin In 2013, Longmont, Colorado, experienced a 100-year rain event that inundated much of the city in…
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