Apr 25, 2018

May 2018

In April 2014, the city of Flint, Mich., in order to cut costs, switched its water supply sourced from Lake Huron and the Detroit River via the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) to a supply sourced from the Flint River. This alteration began…
The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the ways people interact with technology in their everyday lives. Likewise, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing how businesses—including municipal and commercial water and wastewater…
The Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) team is honored to receive a Jesse H. Neal award for its coverage of Hurricane Harvey. This award is considered the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press,” and the team is excited and grateful for the recognition.…
Municipal water systems can be complex, with multiple pumps, tanks, valves and miles of pipelines. Unfortunately, in many municipalities, water facilities are aging, and neglect of water systems is exacting a steep price. According to the Center for…
Residential and industrial water treatment dates back thousands of years. From the Egyptians purifying drinking water through coagulation techniques to the Romans constructing aqueducts, water treatment has been a cornerstone of human civilization.  Some…
Maintenance is a necessary evil that all wastewater facility owners and operators must address at various points in their facilities’ life cycles. Facility managers do their best to maintain optimum operating conditions to minimize maintenance needs.…
For the better part of nine years, Vivian Shaw has been the operator of Chautauqua County Rural Water District #4 (RWD4) in Kansas. The utility distributes potable water to customers of Chautauqua and Montgomery counties, as well as the city of Longton,…
East Greenbush, N.Y., is a town of approximately 15,000 residents where Tom Kennedy serves as the East Greenbush Water Department general foreman. The municipality purchases its water from nearby Troy, N.Y.; the water is distributed through 10 miles of…
Managing sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) is an ongoing concern for many sewer utilities, and while most have established plans to deal with them when and where they occur, preventing them from happening is the preferred solution. Blockages are among the…
Through the first two weeks of March 2018, the Northeastern U.S. was slammed by four winter storms that earned the name “nor’easter.” They brought blizzard-like conditions and thrashing gusts of wind to communities on the East Coast. Winter storm Toby,…
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