Sep 07, 2018

September 2018

Earlier this summer, I discovered and joined a handful of water and wastewater treatment operator groups on Facebook. I initially was skeptical that joining these groups would have much of an impact on my work, but I have found them to be great resources…
Did you know wastewater is 99.9% to 99.95% water? It is only the remaining 0.05% to 0.1% (about 500 to 1,000 mg/L) that is comprised of impurities originating from industries or from human water consumption. Wastewater treatment, therefore, involves…
When she qualified for the Olympic swimming trials at age 15, she did not realize how important water would be to the rest of her life. She was simply a lifeguard in Wisconsin who found success with the backstroke and a competitive drive. As a retiree…
Celebrating 125 years in business is an impressive achievement regardless of the industry in which the company manages its business, but that is what CST has done in the industrial manufacturing industry. Midwestern Roots & Expansion  In 1893, the…
When it comes to identifying and managing apparent water loss, unauthorized use is one area of concern for utilities. An estimated 8% of non-revenue water (NRW) in North America is unauthorized. Water providers who actively address unauthorized use will…
Florida is booming. Unemployment is down, real estate values are up and the population is growing … fast. There are now 21 million Floridians. Since 2010, the Sunshine State’s population has jumped by 11.6%, more than twice the national average of 5.5%.…
As part of a downtown revitalization effort, Springfield, the capital of Illinois, is turning a two-block section of historic Jackson Street immediately adjacent to the governor’s mansion into a pedestrian-orientated corridor enhanced with spaces for…
Greg Hall Jr. is used to riding out storms. He has done it many times in his 15 years as superintendent of the city of Conroe, Texas’ wastewater treatment plant, often staying on site for anywhere from four to six days at a time. He did so during the “…
Around the U.S., many state and local regulations require facilities and residences with failing onsite wastewater systems to connect to gravity wastewater collection systems. This typically occurs when onsite systems fall within a jurisdiction’s urban…
Hixson, Tenn., is fortunate to have a reliable water source from aquifers, coupled with strong leadership that enables Hixson Utility District (HUD) to deliver high-quality, low-cost water to its growing population. With close to 500 miles of water mains…
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