Jan 11, 2016

January 2016

Monitoring has commonly been an effective way to proactively mitigate water loss by pinpointing leaks and vulnerabilities in a distribution system. As advancements are made, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are emerging as even more efficient means…
The sprawling Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Facility is the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world, with the capacity to treat an average of 370 million gal per day (mgd) of sewage. Some $4 billion in recently completed projects and…
The Water and Wastewater Department for the town of Cave Creek, Ariz., serves 5,004 customers in a community just north of Phoenix.  Water Superintendent Dennis Charles has worked for the town of Cave Creek since 2007. He and his team provide 24-hour…
A successful project at the Council Bluffs (Iowa) Water Pollution Control Plant replaced an outdated aerated grit basin to improve fine loess sand removal and reduce digester cleaning in the existing tanks and sludge dewatering centrifuge repair.  A…
It used to be that wastewater treatment facilities were located far from homes, restaurants, businesses and parks. However, urban sprawl in many cities has changed this landscape, and many treatment plants now exist in heavily populated areas.  This…
A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys its drinking water from a major municipal water district. The township’s water distribution system network has four connections to the larger municipality’s water transmission main. The municipality has…
When it comes to potable water storage tanks, the Aqua Pennsylvania 10-million-gal Sproul Road ground storage tank in Philadelphia is about as big as they come. At 225 ft across and 40 ft high, this tank is critical to the Aqua Pennsylvania system.…
This article provides a basic understanding of the application, theory, installation and maintenance requirements for pH sensors. The goal of the article is to provide the basic knowledge and guidance needed to implement a successful process pH…
The village of Skokie is a suburb of Chicago located just north of the city. It has a population of approximately 65,000 in an area of just more than 10 sq miles. It is a quiet, somewhat sleepy town—surprisingly so, given its proximity to one of the…
For a city that features brewery tours, popular sports teams and a lively lakefront, it is noteworthy that Milwaukee’s historic wastewater treatment plant that has attracted more than 22,000 visitors from 22 different countries in seven years. With lines…
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