Jan 09, 2018

January 2018

January. The start of a new year when we take stock of the last 365 days and set goals for the next 365. We all tend to resolve to do things better than the year before, and in doing so, strive for excellence. Ambition is an important characteristic to…
Water industry leaders have tried to convey the urgency to address the country’s failing water infrastructure. Yet, the industry receives minimal attention from policymakers. I would like to try a new approach, one that casts a new light on the issue via…
With the tax bill behind it, Congress’ focus likely is to turn to an infrastructure plan in the first quarter of 2018. President Donald J. Trump’s initial plan called for $200 billion allocated in the budget to be used to leverage $1 trillion in private…
The need for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements has been well documented and discussed for decades. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts a drinking water and clean water needs assessment survey every four years.…
Oceanside is a scenic city of approximately 175,464 (according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 estimate) that is located approximately 40 miles north of San Diego on the Pacific Coast of Southern California. The city’s picturesque beaches are popular…
When buying a water storage tank, the configuration and selection process often is something that needs to be done in the early stages of project design. To apply for and secure funding that may be available, timing of construction and overall project…
Tanks are the backbone of most water and wastewater systems, and though the function of a tank as a storage vessel has not changed, the versatility and performance of today’s tanks certainly has. Much of this relates to manufacturing advances that allow…
Without odor control, wastewater treatment plants have a characteristic smell. In most plants, anaerobic digestion is used in the treatment process, and a specific strain of bacteria creates that smell. These are known as sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB…
Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important bodies of water in the world and is the largest estuary in the U.S. Comprising 4,700 sq miles and accounting for nearly 12,000 miles of waterfront, the bay is home to myriad freshwater plant and animal species…
After evaluating all the 2017 Water & Wastes Digest Top Projects, it became clear to WWD staff that Arizona was an epicenter for great projects both large and small. The WWD team visited three of these sites in December 2017. The first and largest of…
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