Nov 15, 2017

November 2017

As America’s infrastructure continues to degrade, the need to monitor its condition has grown. Utilities that are aware of their system’s condition are equipped to maintain it as efficiently as possible. W&WD Associate Editor Michael Meyer asked Jake…
Water is vital to creating a sustainable economy, but accelerated urbanization and economic growth place stress on regions, countries and cities already experiencing severe water shortages. The availability of fresh clean water especially is severe in…
We currently are facing a shrinking supply of a vital natural resource—water. Globally, the agricultural sector consumes approximately 70% of the world’s water, and it is predicted that by 2050, water demand will rise by 55% in order to help support…
A growing utility in Arkansas managed to improve productivity by completing more projects with its software for human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). City Corp.—which operates Russellville Water and Sewer…
Located in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California, an area hit hard by recent droughts, the city of Merced’s Water System Division needed flexible and efficient water management solutions. Strict California water mandates following the historic…
The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) was formed in 1974 when the Charter Township of Ypsilanti and the City of Ypsilanti combined their respective water departments. YCUA provides water and/or wastewater services to portions of eastern…
Fluorescence, originally developed within the laboratory for determining concentrations of fluorescent compounds of interest, is recognized as a technique that can combine selectivity with extremely high sensitivity. The technique moved from the…
Dozens of manufacturing industries rely on a steady flow of clean fresh water to keep their production lines humming. There simply is no alternative or replacement. Unfortunately, plant managers find themselves squeezed by high water costs and declining…
One of the biggest challenges the nation faces is its aging water and wastewater infrastructure, which needs to be repaired or replaced. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) latest Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which is issued…
It is just past 10 p.m. on Friday, and the phones start ringing in the pockets of the on-call collection systems operators. It is an alarm for another pump clog at one of the sewage lift stations—the second one this week. Does this situation sound…
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