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From cleaner water to infrastructure upgrades, good stories are easy to find after the state of New Hampshire set out to hold polluters accountable for contaminating groundwater with methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline additive now banned or…
On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which still must pass the U.S. House of Representatives before reaching President Joe Biden’s desk, includes $500…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities” identifies knowledge management as one of five keys to management success and a critical component to ensuring reliable utility…
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented restrictions it imposed on everyday life significantly affected just about every industry in the U.S. As the U.S. showed progress in containing the virus — now complicated by the Delta…
Urbanization and globalization are driving new economic, environmental and social demands for efficiency, safety and optimization. OEMs, wholesalers and installers must determine how to navigate these demands. Fortunately, at the heart of the paradigm…
Just an ordinary man from Oregon who values integrity and ethics. That is how Ed Butts describes himself. For more than 40 years, Butts has paved his own path as a professional engineer that has been influenced by his peers, basketball and even a move to…
In recent years, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become a topic of public concern, particularly when discovered in drinking water supplies. PFAS are a family of more than 3,000 man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used since…
When U.S. water scarcity comes up, the catastrophic drought conditions in the West and the dwindling Colorado River basin may spring to mind first. Yet some 31 miles southwest of Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore, the city of Joliet, Illinois, is sprinting…
Just over a year ago, UK-based Thames Water went out to bid with lots worth close to $100 million covering biogas and biomethane. The United Kingdom’s largest water utility has 25 sites using anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas processes, which produce a…
Manufacturers have seen firsthand how a variety of customers design, specify, and install lift station buildings and controls. While the process is often complicated, we have helped them get the best value out of their investment by asking good questions…
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