Dec 15, 2020

December 2020

2020 has lobbed challenge after challenge at national and global societies. It has strained our lives, local economies and even water and wastewater utilities. While water and wastewater workers were deemed essential during the pandemic, the mandated…
Editors Note: An extended report with exclusive insights will be released in January 2021. Subscribe to WWD’s weekly newsletter at wwdmag.com/manage-subscription to get exclusive access when it releases. A year unlike any other. Unprecedented. Historic…
Every December, the Water & Wastes Digest editorial team completes a months-long process of sharing with its audience the best and brightest projects of the year. This process starts with asking for nominations for WWD Top Projects from industry…
The Punta Gorda WTP is a 10 million gallon per day surface drinking water facility located just east of Punta Gorda, Florida. The process includes floc tanks, four solids contact units (SCUs), which are a form of upflow clarifier. They then feed two…
Nestled in southeast Tennessee east of Knoxville along the Pigeon River, Newport is home to 7,000 people and Stokely-Van Camp’s (ConAgra) food processing plant. But the growth industry is a traditional one in the Appalachian foothills: moonshine! Or now…
Local municipalities and water authorities have a responsibility to their local community to guarantee that the freshwater supply needed to meet daily demands is always available. But substantial population growth and unintentional overuse have affected…
Sewer drops have traditionally been constructed outside of the manhole, a technique that has proven troublesome over time. Outside drops are expensive to construct, requiring excavation down to the manhole invert elevation. Outside drops are difficult to…
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