Feb 10, 2016

February 2016

Men historically have been at the helm of the water industry, but as more women enter science, technology, engineering and math programs, the gender gap is narrowing. Gender equality in these fields is continuing to make strides, and women are more…
Division Manager Dwile Weagel has spent 26 years working for the Public Works Utilities (PWU) of Billings, Mont. Field Supervisor Mark Holmes has worked for PWU for 30 years.  Neptune Technology Group and PWU also began their partnership long ago, in the…
Water utilities continue to have to do more with less; in the town of North City, Ill., the same is true for North City-Coello Water, the municipal water system. As a very small utility, it has limited budget, staff and resources. Yet when it came time…
In early 2013, initial planning and design began for the Clarksville Light & Water (CLW) drinking water treatment plant expansion project in Clarksville, Ark. CLW became the first treatment plant in the state to utilize ozone in 1993 and currently…
San Luis Obispo is one of California’s oldest communities. It is the San Luis Obispo County seat and home to California Polytechnic State University. About two years ago, the city’s public works department lost its custom software developer and the…
The Kenosha (Wis.) Water Utility (KWU) is a forward-thinking organization that prides itself on continuous improvement, especially when it comes to the energy used and produced at its wastewater treatment plant. Key to its ongoing efforts to upgrade its…
Seeking a sustainable wastewater treatment solution that also provides significant cost savings can be a daunting task. Charles Bott, director of water technology and research for Virginia-based wastewater treatment utility Hampton Roads Sanitation…
California is enduring its worst drought in decades. The Central Valley is the agricultural hub of the Golden State, and without access to sufficient water for irrigation, its major industry is under threat. Recently, growers lost about $2.2 billion in…
One-third of utilities around the globe report a loss of more than 40% of clean water due to leaks. Smart water networks ad­dress this issue. With cohesive communication capabilities and massive amounts of real-time data, smart water networks enable…
Many municipalities use lime to treat their water, but the Lime Reclamation Facility in Dayton, Ohio, is one of a kind. For almost 60 years, it has helped the city of Dayton efficiently manage its resources, and thanks to an impending expansion, its…
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