Jul 06, 2020

July 2020

I've mentioned the importance of water equity and affordability before after Baltimore, Maryland, implemented a policy to that effect. They have only become more important topical given current events and protests about racial injustices in the U.S. and…
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt hardest in economically stressed communities, which makes addressing water equity more urgent now than ever. As anchor institutions in their communities, water utilities have the ability and responsibility to…
Times of upheaval can lead to moments of radical change. COVID-19 has upended life across America, disrupting business as usual in every sector and shifting the way we relate to and work with one another. In many ways and across many sectors, the…
Located 30 miles south of Rocky Mountain National Park, Granby RV Park is a place for RV owners and other nature enthusiasts to convene and enjoy the outdoors. To ensure campers, whitewater rafters and other frequenters enjoy the vast expanses the area…
Controlling odor in wastewater treatment plants, landfills and other sites is an important task. Even on a cold day with no wind, odor is present in each of these areas, causing potential issues for both workers and the surrounding communities. In today’…
Odors emanating from two pumping stations in Naperville, Illinois, have been eliminated through the use of hydroxyl radical misting units.  As a result, the phone does not ring as much as before in the city of Naperville Water Service Center. And that is…
It is estimated that the U.S. alone loses about 7 billion gallons of treated water per year due to aging infrastructure. Enter the world of water utilities: Aging infrastructure, declining revenues, retiring experienced workers, increasing service level…
The Utility Department at the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, provides water and wastewater services to 150,000 people within the city limits and in the greater area. The department recently replaced five disparate supervisory control and data acquisition…
From 2000 to 2014, the Weslaco Water Treatment Plant in Texas was under capacity and in need of a rehab. The plant opted to rehab and build a new 8 million gallon per day (mgd) facility.  The plant currently serves approximately 40,000 residents and…
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