July 2001

Recently the coastal city of Newport, Oregon, received a new $20 million wastewater treatment plant. The plant it will replace is located on the opposite side of Yaquina Bay, which the city surrounds. The old plant still is used to pump the treated...
Dr. Neil Furmidge, engineering director at Severn Trent Services’ Metering Services group, was the liaison manager for the Nevada desert evaluation. He explains the reasoning behind it: "Water companies aim to keep losses caused by meter failure to an...
In a team effort that included the area’s conservation district, an engineering firm, and Flowtronex’s Waterworks division, they found a way to conserve more of the district’s water and energy. Officials discovered they could reduce costs by applying...
Actual design conditions were 263 gpm at 191 ft. of TDH. These conditions are not uncommon for mountainous areas with high static lift, or for stations with very long force mains and high dynamic head losses. Most sewage pumps are designed to pass 3-in....
The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Chalk Point Generating power plant is Maryland’s largest, serving Washington, D.C., and suburbs. The specially designed 20-year-old pump, which handles 127,500 gallons of cooling water per minute, showed cracks...

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