Jul 08, 2019

July 2019

According to the National Safety Council, there were 882,730 exposures to workplace violence in 2017, and those events resulted in 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities that year. In 2016, reported workplace assaults were 16,890 and fatalities were 500. We…
Bacon! Who does not love bacon? Collection system operators, that’s who. With or without wipes, fats, oils and grease (FOG) are the bane of collection system operators worldwide. As we hear about fatbergs in London and New York, there is a growing need…
The first half of 2019 was marked by two deadly and notable instances of gun violence in the water and wastewater industry. The first was the tragic shooting at Henry Pratt Co. Feb. 15 in Aurora, Ill., in which five people were killed and one was…
The typical lift station bypass requires a primary and a backup sound-attenuated centrifugal or hydraulic pump. These units pump from the influent manhole prior to the wet well and discharge into an external pump-out. Typically, these pumps are set up on…
Fort Worth, Texas, is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and provides water and sewer services to more than 1.2 million North Texas residents. Its wastewater collection system exceeds 3,300 miles of pipelines with more than 255 miles of 24-in. and larger…
Although erupting volcanoes are not often associated with positive results, the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) is proud of its man-made volcano, which uses a natural phenomenon to solve an age-old problem. Powered by…
Rehabilitation of corrugated metal pipe (CMP) storm water culverts is a common task in any sewer network, but several factors in a recent Waukon, Iowa, project presented unusual challenges. For one thing, this was a large culvert with a diameter of 72 in…
In water and wastewater treatment plants and facilities, managers have a flood of data to inform their decisions. Supervisory control and data acquisition, distributed control and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) all have databases that…
Water is a natural carrier of disease-causing pathogens, including many that impact human health, such as E.coli and Giardia. Over the course of human history, various cultures found that treating water could improve human health. The ancient Egyptians,…
New disinfectants come to market because of their potential to reduce health or ecological impacts compared to traditional methods, or they may require lower energy and offer cost savings. Disinfection is a crucial but often costly process in water…
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