Jul 07, 2017

July 2017

In the water treatment industry, change is a certainty; exactly how the industry will change, and how quickly, is not always so clear. Marc Roehl, vice president and general manager of Evoqua’s wastewater technologies segment, has worked in the…
Couplings allowed the contractor to join the prefabricated grooved and epoxy-coated pipe, providing visual confirmation of correct installation.  Sooner or later, every domestic water pump station needs an upgrade. In 2015, it was the Capri Domestic…
The city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., has a population of approximately 27,000 and is growing. Because Myrtle Beach is a beach resort, this number swells in the summer months. Dean Roughton has 15 years of experience working for the city’s public works…
The city of Evansville, situated in the southernmost tip of Indiana, was founded in the early 1800s and is home to nearly 120,000 people. Like many municipalities, the city has its share of aging infrastructure, with much of the sanitary sewer system…
The city of Oconto is a picturesque town in the northeastern corner of Wisconsin just outside the bustling city of Green Bay. It is situated on the Oconto River and serves as gateway to the fishing, boating and hiking regions in the Northwoods of…
Across the country, many of the areas with the worst wastewater infrastructure are very small, unincorporated rural communities with no money, formal staff or experience managing large capital projects. So when a state’s pollution control agency notifies…
The low-pressure sewer system in Surgoinsville, Tenn., delivers wastewater to the neighboring city of Church Hill's wastewater plant.  Finding cost-effective sustainable solutions for wastewater infrastructure challenges is a balancing act for rural and…
With water utilities facing growing challenges such as aging infrastructure, financial constraints, climate change and strict regulatory requirements, the need to better assess and improve performance to promote efficiency, transparency and…
Full-scale biological filtration system for removal of ammonia from groundwater in Palo, Iowa. Ammonia has been a silent nuisance contaminant that has gone unnoticed in the water treatment industry for years, and it does not have a mandated maximum…
Wastewater treatment is a dirty job, but with dirt comes cleaning. Wastewater treatment professionals spend valuable time cleaning various system components. Ask nearly any municipal wastewater crew member and they will tell you that one of the most time…
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