Jan 01, 2007

January 2007

The Dolan booster pump station, near Turton, S.D., was beginning to show its age. Maintained by the WEB Rural Water Development Project, the station had been operating continuously since it was put in service in 1989. But the pumping rates of the station…
If you are like leaders in many rural communities, you are faced with the challenge of protecting the quality of life in your community. Along with education and public safety, environmental quality plays an important role in what makes small communities…
The World Health Organization reports that 1.1 billion people worldwide lack safe drinking water today, and 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation. The world’s population is expected to double by 2050, greatly multiplying these critical issues. With…
Keith Ging, senior hydrologist in the Hydromet Operations group of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), has a Texas-sized challenge. “Our main purpose is to determine how much water is flowing into streams and canals, how much water is flowing into…
Early this year, Horner APG, an industrial controls manufacturer and system integrator, had a customer that needed a cost-effective remote monitoring system for water and wastewater treatment facilities. Horner took on this challenge with…
Name: Alexandria Sanitation Authority’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility Location: Alexandria, Va. Plant size: The waste treatment facility has a design capacity to treat 54 mgd for 325,000 people in a 51-sq-mile area. Recently, two new digesters,…
Founded in 1947, the West Basin Municipal Water District in Carson, Calif., wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in South Bay and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, serving a…
The city of Rochester, N.Y., takes its water supply from Hemlock Lake, a small city-owned lake located about 30 miles south of Rochester, on the western edge of New York’s wine country. Unfiltered until 1993, the city has for the past 13 years operated a…
Water is life, and everyone needs clean drinkable water to sustain life. Drinking water sources, however, can be vulnerable to contaminants from a variety of sources. The task of protecting drinking water from contaminants is challenging as well as…
While not yet commonplace in North America, the interest in the sea as a source of municipal drinking water has increased rapidly in the last decade. For many years, California has periodically revisited the feasibility of coastal seawater desalination…
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