Aug 02, 2016

August 2016

August is prime time for the summer storms that dump inches of rain in the span of minutes or hours. This excess water can end up in places where it does not belong, including inside homes. W&WD Associate Editor Sara Samovalov spoke with Xylem’s Bo…
Mishawaka, Ind.’s water department needed a valve installed on an existing 20-in. trunk line, but some conditions complicated the project. The trunk line had multiple broken valves that would not allow the water department to limit the scope of a service…
The Somersworth, N.H., Wastewater Treatment Plant serves a city with a population of approximately 11,800 people. A city-wide collection system delivers the citizens’ and local industry’s wastewater to be treated at the 2.4-million-gpd facility, which…
Water is visible around every corner—rivers, lakes, oceans —yet in reality, given unprecedented drought conditions in the U.S. and around the world, we can’t afford to waste one drop. It can be easy to take water for granted. The expectation is that…
Editor's Note: The article information for this piece has been updated to reflect the correct company affiliation for the author on April 22, 2020. For the past 14 years, Randy, a technician for the City of Evans Water Department, has devoted days out of…
Water and wastewater agencies constantly balance the need to meet growing population demand and increasingly stringent water quality regulations with facility expansions, while also consciously monitoring energy consumption and associated operational…
The Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant (HTWTP), capable of supplying 180 mgd of water, is a critical component of the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System that serves 2.6 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recognizing the need for major upgrades…
One of the biggest issues that plagues liquid piping systems is the unwanted effects of entrapped air. This article discusses the different ways that air can enter a liquid system, the specific problems it can cause and how to safely remove it in a…
Holidays, hot chocolate, snow-covered landscapes, gingerbread—there are many reasons to love winter. But cold temperatures also can throw a wrench in the processes at wastewater treatment plants, as was the case in Smithsburg, Md., not long ago. Ammonia…
The media are brimming with articles about the challenges faced by the U.S. water industry, from shortages and aging infrastructure to skyrocketing operational and capital costs. There is great focus on systemic approaches, technical expertise and…
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