Feb 06, 2018

February 2018

At the end of December 2017, North Miami Beach (NMB) Water broke ground on an $11-million investment plan to upgrade its Norwood Water Treatment Plant. Originally built in the 1940s, the plant primarily was built for lime softening to address the type of…
I recently have been reading a lot of science fiction, and decided to plunge into one of the most well-known and renowned sci-fi series of all time, Frank Herbert’s “Dune.” While predominantly focused on the political and diplomatic tensions and…
My 7-year-old son absolutely loves mustard, so there are many opportunities for his clothes to get covered in it. Mustard can be a hard stain to remove, which is why my wife and I have told our son, “It’s easier to avoid the stain than remove it.” Put…
In 2008, the city of Murfreesboro, Tenn., experienced a population surge that caused a strain on water resources. Located just outside of Nashville, the city rapidly grew, and the water treatment plant required additional capacity as it was regularly…
When most people think of satellites, they think about the exploration of outer space, distant planets, satellite internet or even cellphones. But many satellites—the Union of Concerned Scientists estimates there are 1,738 active satellites orbiting the…
Non-revenue water (NRW) remains a significant issue for some utilities. Many water providers in North America experience approximately 20 to 30% NRW, and it is something the industry has tried to address for decades. Fortunately, innovations in metering…
Technolgy advancements are rapid and never stand still. To purchase an iPad in the year 2000 (if it had existed then) would have cost $10,000 in today’s dollars. Now, we can purchase that product for $600. That is because technological advancements have…
The city of St. Cloud, Minn., straddles the Mississippi River near the center of the state a little more than 65 miles north of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This college town with a population of more than 65,000 is home to the state’s…
Technology has come a long way since 1995. That is why Central Arkansas Water (CAW) has seen numerous benefits from its new SCADA system. The upgrade to its 22-year-old system was completed in May 2017. Switching to a more robust SCADA package brought…
Schofield Barracks in Honolulu is home to Hawaii’s largest U.S. Army installation. The base primarily provides troop and family housing, as well as several Army support buildings. The Schofield Barracks Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBWWTP) is an important…
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