May 01, 2019

May 2019

Before I was the managing editor for Water & Wastes Digest, I worked for its sister publication, Water Quality Products in 2016 and 2017. At the time, I was new to the water industry and had little experience with its grander concerns. Obviously, the…
During the first week of April, virtually every water and wastewater association in the industry visited Washington, D.C., for Water Week in Washington. Throughout the week, each association and group met with legislators and regulators to learn what…
With each year, we hear more about the “Silver Tsunami” of impending retirements and the need to refill positions with young, talented and driven workers. In fact, in the WWD State of the Industry Survey last year, 65% of the individuals who responded to…
When the West Side sewage pump station in Onondaga County, N.Y., prepared to undergo its first major expansion and upgrade in more than 30 years, the project required a bypass system to move a peak flow of 30 million gal per day (mgd). C.O. Falter…
East Orange County Water District (EOCWD) is located in Orange, Calif. and provides wholesale water service to a population of more than 100,000, retail sewer service to greater than 80,000 and retail water service to approximately 5,000 customers…
The Washington, D.C., sewer system is managed by DC Water. Its system includes many large diameter brick structures that took decades to complete. As the pipes age, they are in need of repair. DC Water’s engineering group implemented a pipe entry…
Utilities planning a major treatment plant or collection or distribution system project have too much at stake to risk their investment on a failed process control system. Unfortunately, public works low-bid procurement methods can result in an…
Designers of high-performance filtration applications are increasingly specifying the engineering thermoplastic polyethersulfone (PES) for separation membranes owing to the polymer’s performance and its microporous structure, which make PES an effective…
Chapmanville Water Department in Logan County, W.Va., provides the water distribution and wastewater treatment services in the town of Chapmanville, which has a population of 1,200. It wastewater plant processes about 400,000 gal per day (gpd). The town…
It is being increasingly recognized that wastewater, rather than just being a waste product, can be a valuable resource. Not only does recovering and reusing water reduce the environmental and financial costs associated with treatment and discharge, but…
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