Jul 24, 2018

July 2018

Walking down the hallways to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for American Water Works Assn. ACE 18, it was apparent the show’s theme this year was smart water. It seemed that every sign and advertisement on the way to the show floor…
The negative effects of fats, oil and grease (FOG) are being experienced across the globe, from sewer-clogging “fatbergs” in London and Baltimore, to massive sewage overflows on the streets of Miami, to one Canadian town suing a restaurant for sewer…
When the Brazos Regional Public Utility Agency in Texas wanted to improve and expand its systems for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and human-machine interface (HMI), it could have stuck with its familiar vendor. But switching to a…
The flat gasket repair clamp is often seen as a jack-of-all-trades repair product for fixing pipe. No matter what repair crews find in the ground, there is seemingly no repair that a clamp cannot fix. A pipe has a hole or a crack? Pipes need to be…
How do we make valid selections when it comes to picking the right pipe material for a specific application? What are the criteria we use? Can we turn to someone for expert help? How do we know our choices are the right ones? When it comes to pipe and…
Bypassing areas of pipe that need repair or maintenance is commonplace in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) where the facility’s footprint is large and space for construction is not a concern. Normally, when a bypass needs to be installed, the line is…
The City of Missouri City, TX near Houston currently is using three Tekleen filters at their regional surface treatment plant that provides drinking water. Raw water is pulled into the system from the Briscoe Canal which is sourced by the Brazos River.…
North Ridgeville is a warm, neighborly and growing city of 32,483 located in Lorain County in Northeast Ohio. It was founded in 1810 and incorporated as a city in 1960. The city is located 15 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and 30…
At a Utah facility that has seven wastewater treatment lagoons treating 1.5 million gal per day (mgd) and more than 300 acres of farm land, a new screen has immediately improved aerator reliability, with an added benefit of significantly improved system…
Many times, city of Houston wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators have found effluent ammonia-nitrogen of several milligrams per liter in one or more clarifiers when other clarifiers were near zero. The cause of the presence of ammonia was not…
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