Mar 02, 2016

March 2016

As the Flint, Mich., water crisis continues, the relationship between water utilities and their customers has been thrust into the national spotlight. W&WD Associate Editor Sara Samovalov spoke with Robin Gilthorpe, CEO of WaterSmart, about how…
In the early 1990s, Bethel Heights, Ark., was a community of only about 700 people. With corporate giants such as Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods headquartered nearby, however, the city had the potential for tremendous growth. A major factor limiting such…
Parjana Distribution LLC (PD) offers a means of increasing the infiltration rate without jeopardizing groundwater quality. The technology allows public works officials to improve the performance of both green and gray drainage infrastructure. To document…
One of the great challenges in the food and beverage industry—and great distractions, because it is about as far from the core business as it can possibly be—is wastewater treatment. Vegetable packing plants, wineries, breweries, dairy processing…
As the Daytona Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., continues its $400 million construction project, one key part was the improvement to nearby roads that would enable the smooth flow of some 100,000 spectators before and after a race or event. Existing…
The Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Wash., preserves and houses art and other historical artifacts that include more than 80 works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The facility was founded by railroad executive and lawyer Sam Hill after an attempt…
In the water and wastewater industry, typical flowmeter requirements include: • Flowmeters must be verified at regular intervals; • Verification must be performed by a qualified third party and with an accepted inspection method based on quality…
Located southeast of Denver, the Parker (Colo.) Water and Sanitation District’s (PWSD) Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility supplies drinking water to a community of approximately 50,000 residents. The plant is employing a first-of-its-kind treatment…
New water quality standards require reduction in the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus released from water resource recovery (WRR) plants because these nutrients cause pollution in streams, lakes and rivers. While it is possible with modern treatment…
As is true for many, I have been following closely the tragic public health crisis that has unfolded in Flint, Mich., and devastated so many families. The fallout has been significant, forcing the resignation of the heads of the Michigan Department of…
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