Jun 30, 2016

July 2016

In his New York Times bestselling book, Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, author Seth M. Siegel discusses how Israel—a desert country that has experienced rapid population growth—created its own water surplus through…
In 1837, Bunker Hill was founded in Macoupin County, Ill. Like many small communities, Bunker Hill provides its 1,700 residents with utilities and services, including collection and treatment of wastewater. For the last 50 years, Bunker Hill’s wastewater…
When a power plant required additional high-purity boiler feedwater for its startup following a major refurbishment, management requested temporary vendor support, which is a bread-and-butter assignment for the mobile water purification industry.  Making…
The city of Houston operates and maintains approximately 6,000 miles of gravity sewer with diameters from 6 to 144 in. The average daily wastewater flow through the system is estimated at 277 mgd. Some of these sewers are 80 ft deep, and the city’s…
The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has placed a spotlight on underground infrastructure issues for municipal leaders and the citizens they serve. Tony Radoszewski, president of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI)—a Dallas-based non-profit association—said…
Many of us might remember taking shortcuts as kids just to save a few minutes on the walk home from school, or while doing homework. But life experience shows us that shortcuts cost us in the long run.  Shortcuts in the area of pipe repair may be…
Water loss is a problem that bedevils utilities. No water system is completely leak-free, of course, but it is impossible for a utility to know the degree to which its system is compromised without a thorough accounting of its resources and their use. To…
Mary Ball Washington, the mother of the U.S.’s first president, was born in the parish of St. Mary’s in Lancaster County at the southern tip of Virginia’s Northern Neck Peninsula. Although her son’s portrait resides on the $1 bill, Lancaster County—like…
In 2005, Chile’s Superintendence of Sanitary Services implemented a new arsenic standard for drinking water, giving the country’s water treatment companies 10 years to accomplish it. Many of the companies, which are privately held, sought solutions for…
Metering pumps are a method of injecting chemicals into various water treatment, chemical process and agriculture applications. Their ability to adhere to dosing schedules, handle large volumes of chemicals and operate over a wide variation of pressures…
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