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Jan 9 2003
Often, plant controls are nothing more than a controller connected to a dissolved oxygen (DO) probe, programmed by an installer that may know little…
Oct 1 2002
"Common sense is not so common." While Voltaire may not have had design and engineering in mind when he coined that phrase, it still applies. When it…
Oct 1 2002
Spurred by European takeovers and other forms of privatization stressing efficiency and knowledge, U.S. water/wastewater companies are expanding…
Sep 20 2002
Have you ever considered exchanging your piles of paperwork for personal digital assistants (PDAs)? You have certainly seen them, handheld devices…
Sep 3 2002
One of the major problem areas in St Petersburg, Florida has two hospitals and a nursing home that discharge to a common sewer line. Historically,…
Sep 3 2002
To make the most of its resources, including operator time and energy, Warrington Township Water and Sewer Department, located in Bucks County,…
Aug 20 2002
Some of the best processes are the ones that go unnoticed. For example, if you go looking for a particular sewage treatment plant in Cincinnati, Ohio…
Aug 20 2002
Technologies for metering water and sewage flows have developed rapidly over the years since the formation of DWSD in the mid-1800s. Meeting ever-…
Jul 26 2002
Have you had the experience of spending millions of dollars on GIS, Process Control, SCADA or CMMS but not seeing any change in your organization or…
Apr 9 2002
Products In Action The city of Pasadena, Texas, targeted a variety of objectives for improved customer service in meter reading. Pasadena’s primary…
Mar 4 2002
Grease is clogging sewers nationwide, creating a costly mess to clean up and a dilemma for officials and regulators. Recently, the Wall Street…
Dec 27 2001
The pumps at the Stony Brook Lift Station used to clog so often that crews for Suffolk County (N.Y.) Department of Public Works (SCDPW) anticipated…
Dec 27 2001
Water and wastewater treatment facilities can automatically measure and control nitrate concentrations while ensuring government compliance and…
Nov 13 2001
Chiseled through the middle by the Fox River, the Village of Wrightstown covers about four square miles of rural east central Wisconsin, just 15…
Oct 19 2001
In the late 1980s, Toshiba began experimental research with the City of Tokyo to find answers for solving sludge density measurement problems. The…
Aug 22 2001
Meter Reading Life at a water utility or municipality is gaining complexity. With the cost of merely doing business rising, the supply of water…
Jul 25 2001
Actual design conditions were 263 gpm at 191 ft. of TDH. These conditions are not uncommon for mountainous areas with high static lift, or for…
Dec 28 2000
ISOLOK® automatic samplers offered by Bristol Equipment Company in Yorkville, Illinois, draw measured portions of liquids or slurries on command from…
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