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When I started planning my print coverage for Cape Town, the situation in the coastal city seemingly was dire. The reservoir was expected to fall below 13.5% capacity in April, not far from when this issue would hit your mailbox. But through a concerted…
I can recall, back in the early 1980s during my primary school years, being called by the headmaster of our school to attend a meeting with my fellow classmates to pray for rain. At the time, South Africa was experiencing a drought of proportions that…
In Cape Town, South Africa, Day Zero is a moving target. What once was seen as an inevitable has been pushed later and later in the year. However, just by virtue of having such a date indicates a deadline for a startling thought; a day when water would…
Everywhere around us, networks of water systems are storing, controlling and moving water from one place to another. However, with every twist and turn of water through these distribution networks, the risk of water loss increases. These losses…
Worland, a Wyoming city with a population of 8,000, recently used a point repair solution to rehabilitate 250 ft of 24-in. diameter clay pipe sewer.  “This was a small section of an 18,000-ft collection line, where a heavy winter with lots of snow had…
A RaceTrac gas station and convenience store in Central Florida was plagued with rising maintenance costs due to a problematic aerobic wastewater system and an associated failed drain field.  The company’s engineers determined a retrofit of the store’s…
Founded in 1870, the city of Copperas Cove is located in Central Texas, roughly 70 miles southwest of Waco. Copperas Cove is primarily a residential community for the 30,000 people that call it home, but it also accommodates a burgeoning commercial…
Name: Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant Location: Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio Size: 120 mgd Infrastructure: Renewable energy facility, primary settling tanks, sludge spiral lift pumps The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) plays host to three…
Last fall, U.S. Water expanded its business with the acquisition of Tonka Water, a supplier of municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems. U.S. Water Chief Executive Officer LaMarr Barnes spoke with WWD Managing Editor Bob Crossen…
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