Aug 22, 2014

August 2014

The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that almost $289 billion in capital improvements for wastewater will be required over the next 20 years—and three-quarters of that amount is needed for “big pipe” problems. WWD Managing Editor Elisabeth…
From the time of its foundation more than 300 years ago, St. Petersburg, Russia, has set standards in architecture and city planning. Now the city is playing a role in the field of drinking water treatment in the largest country in the world.  The most…
The sun was rising in the morning sky as engineering consultant Richard Owens made his way out of Austin, Texas. His destination was Gonzales, Texas, which lies along the edge of the hotbed of hydrofracturing activity known as the Eagle Ford Shale.  He…
Located about 3.5 hours from major Ontario centers such as Toronto and Ottawa, North Bay is considered the Gateway to the North. A historic Canadian railway city, it also became a major military base for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (…
Responsible for water delivery in sections of Pope and Yell counties in Arkansas, Tri County Regional Water serves a vast and diverse land mass. Mountainous terrain, dramatic changes in elevation and rural living are hallmarks of the area, which…
As an industry delivering the planet’s most important and recycled natural resource—water—we inherently are environmentally conscious. As such, it is imperative to continuously assess the environmental impact of our operations. Our responsibility to…
Padre Dam Municipal Water District (MWD) was formed in 1976 when voters approved a merger of Santee County Water District, formed in 1956, with Rio San Diego Municipal Water District, formed in 1955. The district is named for the Old Mission Dam, a…
The city of Branson, Mo., is known as the live music capital of the world. Currently, the city offers 50 theaters with seating for 64,057 guests, meaning Branson has more seating capacity than Broadway. This live entertainment, along with beautiful lakes…
One of the most cost-effective storage methods for large volumes of water utilizes aquifers or water-bearing formations, usually with virtually limitless storage capacity. Aquifer storage recovery (ASR) does not provide a new source of water, but is a…
Like every piece of mechanical equipment we use, a control valve requires some maintenance. Because budgets are stretched and time is tight, it can be tempting to ignore checking on valves, which often are located in underground vaults and give years of…
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