Nov 02, 2018

November 2018

Earlier this year an earthquake struck California and it got me thinking: Are there seismic design standards for water and wastewater pipe? For many years, buildings in areas where seismic activity is common, notably California, have had to adhere to…
With the human population forecast to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050 and increasing standards of living among developing nations, accessible, available and affordable fresh water is becoming a scarce commodity. Taking on these global, regional and…
There are between 12,000 and 14,000 earthquakes around the world each year. Only the ones registering at magnitude 7 or magnitude 8 generally become worldwide news. Such was the case in Indonesia this summer when a massive earthquake resulted in a…
A geosynthetic cementitious composite mat (GCCM) is a rehabilitation solution consisting of a geosynthetic material impregnated with cement that hardens when hydrated to form a durable concrete layer that delivers a protective erosion control and…
The central California city of Monterey is located along the state’s coastline and features expansive views of the Monterey Bay. The area’s moderate climate makes it suitable for agriculture, earning it the nickname “Salad Bowl of the Nation,” with major…
The city of Springfield, Mo., has a service area of 82 sq miles with a population of about 160,000. City officials have used Mission Communications remote terminal units (RTUs) to monitor rainfall since 2007. Carrie Lamb, water quality compliance officer…
Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) provides high-quality water and sewer service to more than 170,000 residents in Cherokee County, Ga. CCWSA was established as a subdivision of the government of the State of Georgia by an act of the…
Fountain, Colo., Water Department Foreman Justin Moore was working to remove perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that were detected in the water supply in 2016. While it was not mandatory to remove the contaminants, the city decided it was best to filter out…
Whites Concrete believes that precast concrete can compete and win as the design material for anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas plant tanks.  Michael Wright of Whites Concrete said precast concrete will become part of the AD industry’s toolbox just as…
The process when a power failure occurs and what that means to a utility’s water treatment plant operator is an enormous task. The operator has to manually close 15 motorized valves to prevent water overflowing onto the plant floor. The valves usually…
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