Oct 10, 2017

October 2017

For several decades, lobe and multistage blowers were the tried-and-true blower technologies for wastewater treatment plants. Over the past 15 years, the demand for increased energy efficiency has led to major advances in aeration equipment. Single-stage…
Inspection-grade remotely operated vehicles safely inspect tanks and reduce risk for inspectors.  Drive through any small town and you will see the landscape dotted with water towers. This is the culmination of our society using an incredible amount of…
There is a $1 trillion challenge facing water utilities as they work to prioritize main replacements. Replacement decisions currently are based on incomplete physical or desktop assessment methods, resulting in an inefficient process that risks…
As Hurricane Harvey set its sights on Houston, municipal water and wastewater plants boarded up windows and prepared for heavy rainfall and strong winds, not knowing just how much damage the tropical storm would cause. Some of those plants hold hurricane…
Floodwaters quickly submerged the Crosby plant, including many higher elevations.  Hurricane Harvey made an impact on industrial facilities across southeast Texas. Many petrochemical plants and refineries in particular were affected, some releasing…
A week before Labor Day,  the people of Houston were not thinking about cookouts, beach parties or a day of relaxation. Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, came barreling toward the Texas coast, made landfall Aug. 25, and threw a wrench into plans…
Floodwaters have receded in Houston after Hurricane Harvey battered the Texas coast, and the assessment period has begun. For some plants, such as Deer Park Water Treatment Plant and City of Texas City, damage was minimal and quickly evaluated. But for…
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