Mar 09, 2018

March 2018

The world’s need for energy is overwhelming, and fulfilling that need is obviously far from easy. It is no wonder that so many different energy supplies—minerals, oil, solar, wind and water—are routinely tapped into, as no single source would be capable…
The U.S. Southwest has been suffering from a severe drought the past seven years, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assn. 2017 climate data. The city of Rio Rancho, N.M., is located in the heart of the Southwest region and has been placing…
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports that attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure are happening with increased frequency. “For many industrial control systems (ICSs), it’s not a matter of if an intrusion will take place, but when,” said…
Name: Santa Ana Wastewater Treatment Plant Location: Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. Size: 0.4 mgd Infrastructure: Drum screens, submersible mixers, solids-handling pumps, fine bubble diffusers, MBR, centrifugal pumps, belt filter press   The Pueblo of Santa…
Wedge gate valves are widely used in water systems, as they serve to supply water, control flow and isolate sections of pipeline and pressure zones. Due to unexpected changes in valve orientation, it is common for valves to be reconfigured on site; this…
Designed to reduce environmental impacts resulting from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in Columbus, Ohio, the Olentangy Scioto Interceptor Sewer Augmentation Relief Sewer (OARS) is a sewer tunnel that will intercept wet weather overflows that currently…
Nor’easters in Massachusetts are routine. They happen most winters and often dump heavy snow throughout the region. No big deal. No one, however, was prepared for the winter of 2015. An unprecedented series of weather events in January and February…
It is time to establish an independent public sector Water Wastewater Forensic Agency (WWFA) for investigating water and wastewater treatment failures. Much as a public law enforcement forensic arm does for examining criminal offenses, this water…
If you’re like me, you often use Lyft or Uber to get around major cities while traveling for work or pleasure. It is an effective mode of transport for an affordable cost, and in some cities, it is influencing infrastructure plans. In Chicago—where I…
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