November 2010

Chris Brahler is president of TT Technologies, Inc., a leading trenchless technology product supplier in the U.S. The company, formed in 1991, specializes in pipe bursting, pipe ramming, winches and boring, and is located in Aurora, Ill. Brahler has been...
In mid-September, I had the opportunity to attend IFAT ENTSORGA 2010, a world trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, held in Munich, Germany. At the event, President of the Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw...
Bakersfield, California’s eleventh-largest city, has a population of 338,952 and is located in Kern County. The city’s generated wastewater is treated in two plants: Plant 2, which treats 25 million gal per day (mgd), and Plant 3, which treats 32 mgd....
In 2008, Brinjac Eng. Inc. assisted Wiconisco Township, Dauphin County, Pa., with obtaining a Growing Greener II Innovative Wastewater Treatment Grant Award for $84,000 to reduce the township’s treatment plant carbon footprint. The other factors...
The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) has taken on a project of historic proportions—replacing a 73-year-old wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) with a new facility 25 miles north of the existing plant. Originally designed and constructed in 1937...
Water and wastewater managers have a tremendous amount of information at their disposal, and they leverage that information every day to ensure efficient operations. The method managers use to collect that data is important in terms of timeliness and...
Construction site dewatering is not a new phenomenon. Over the last decade, however, water resource management at nearly every level has become a sensitive and high-profile environmental issue, especially when it comes to the protection of lakes, streams...
As Stahlbush Island Farms of Oregon planned the launch of North America’s first-of-its-kind biogas facility, it recognized an opportunity to make the facility truly unique. Digesters are renewable energy plants that convert waste products—manure or food...
America’s storm water infrastructure is in desperate need of upgrades and rehabilitation. Across the country, culverts and storm sewers are reaching the end of their useful design lives. Aging or inadequately maintained, these structures are often eroded...
I had the unique opportunity on March 23, along with four other water officials from across the nation, to provide testimony to the House of Representatives regarding the critical importance of improving water resources in rural America. As part of my...

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