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Apr 30 2019
In July 2018, Springfield, Ill., encountered a classic chemical upset. The utility supplies the city of Springfield with electric power generated…
Apr 30 2019
When Carol Gibson, president of the Holly Ridge homeowners association in Candler, N.C., contacted the Water Well Trust (WWT) in January 2018, the…
At the completed facility, Malibu’s treated wastewater will be available to irrigate and green some of the city’s most popular public spaces.
At the completed facility, Malibu’s treated wastewater will be available to irrigate and green some of the city’s most popular public spaces.
Apr 3 2019
Location: Malibu, California Size: 502,000 gpd.  Infrastructure: Submersible pumps, collection systems, coarse screen and grit vortex, fine screens…
A control system with organized and neatly laid out parts can improve the speed and efficiency of addressing problems with the unit.
A control system with organized and neatly laid out parts can improve the speed and efficiency of addressing problems with the unit.
Apr 3 2019
FCI Watermakers, based in West Valley, Utah, has been building freshwater systems since 1992. Most of these systems are skid-mounted and primarily…
The Central Coast Blue Advanced Water Purification demonstration tests PFRO for wastewater reuse.
The Central Coast Blue Advanced Water Purification demonstration tests PFRO for wastewater reuse.
Apr 2 2019
The future of water is quite daunting. Based on current consumption rates, in just six years, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water…
Charlotte County, Fla., treats leachate on site
Charlotte County, Fla., treats leachate on site.
Apr 2 2019
For decades, Charlotte County, Fla., has drawn a growing number of retirees from northern climates seeking sunshine, lower taxes and a slower pace of…
Apr 2 2019
Surrounded by pristine mountains and crystal-clear waterways, the coastal seaport city of Vancouver, British Columbia, is a densely populated…
Apr 2 2019
Engineers have used deep tunnel storage facilities and associated dewatering pump stations for addressing combined sewer (CSO) and sanitary sewer…
First, mark position of the saddle.
First, mark position of the saddle.
Apr 2 2019
High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe has been used for municipal and industrial water applications for about 50 years. HDPE’s heat-fused joints…
The two methods of condition assessment for buried water mains—indirect and direct—are used to determine a pipe’s condition. Assessments should begin with indirect assessment because direct assessment can be costly and time consuming to complete.
The two methods of condition assessment for buried water mains—indirect and direct—are used to determine a pipe’s condition. Assessments should begin with indirect assessment because direct assessment can be costly and time consuming to complete.
Apr 2 2019
Aging drinking water mains are facing an increasing number of failures leading to service interruptions, higher operating costs and non-revenue water…
Apr 2 2019
Addressing the prevalence of lead pipe in the U.S. will require decades and estimates of billions of dollars to fix. For some utilities, pipe…
Barbara Leigh Shields is a writer for Esri
Barbara Leigh Shields is a writer for Esri.
Apr 2 2019
Water utilities know that building and maintaining water distribution systems is costly. While growing cities struggle with water infrastructure…
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Bill Raab, director of risk control for Glatfelter Public Practice.
Apr 2 2019
Water and wastewater services create a diverse set of operational risks that require management. Enterprise risk management (ERM) is an effective…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Apr 2 2019
There is no shortage of solutions to problems in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Seemingly every time I write an article, I learn about…
More than 90% of all digestible organics that come through the wastewater treatment plant in Varennes, QC, is captured and used for biogas creation.
More than 90% of all digestible organics that come through the wastewater treatment plant in Varennes, QC, is captured and used for biogas creation.
Mar 6 2019
Location: Varennes, QC Size: 40,000 tons per year Infrastructure: Pretreatment with hydro pulper and two grit removal systems; two digesters;…
Mar 6 2019
A $2-billion expansion to Regional San’s wastewater treatment plant called the EchoWater Project plans to improve the quality of water discharged to…
Mar 6 2019
Mount Pleasant is a charming, historic town just across the Cooper River from Charleston, S.C. The Charleston harbor, rivers and creeks infuse a…
Mar 6 2019
On a frigid December afternoon, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD) Thornton Composite Reservoir in Thornton, Ill…
Mar 6 2019
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) generally has been a solution for long runs of straight, small-diameter gravity sewer lines. However, it increasingly has…
Mar 6 2019
When “Doonesbury” satirized U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s views on climate change with the factoid of a “million-plus septic tanks at risk of failing,” few…
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