Nov 10, 2014

November 2014

Hydraulic fracturing is a rapidly growing industry that demands large amounts of water for short periods of time, in locations that often do not have a great supply. W&WD Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Josh Adler, founder of Sourcewater,…
First settled in 1836, the city of Berea, Ohio, originally gained acclaim as being the source for dimensioned stone formed from locally quarried sandstone, notably grindstones. The grindstones were originally shipped to Cleveland by ox cart, and later,…
Although it is a small town with a population of 2,800, Little Freer, Texas, stakes claim to two distinguishing characteristics compared with other cities in Texas—one historical, the other tourist related. Freer is home to the country’s first drilled…
Envision a biogas system that offers a municipal wastewater treatment plant energy self-sufficiency and is 100% privately financed. One municipality is turning that into a reality. The village of Ridgewood, N.J., has arranged a public-private partnership…
In an effort to provide safer drinking water for customers and keep a step ahead of inevitable future compliance regulations, the Johnston County Water Treatment Plant (JCWTP) in North Carolina took a proactive stance and initiated a completely new state…
There are many options and several conditions that need to be considered when purchasing the right valve for a job. The more information from the field, the better the choice will be. The ultimate goal is to choose the best valve for the job required at…
Lake Como, located in northern Italy, is served by an industrial waterworks comprising almost 40 miles of aqueducts. It was originally constructed in the 1980s as a fully automated system. After 30 years of service, the technology of the supervisory…
Today’s wastewater collection system operators are faced with many daily challenges that range from simple tasks to comprehensive capital improvement plans that must be prioritized, planned and executed under ever-shrinking budgets.  One of the…
Rialto, located in San Bernadino County, Calif., is known as “Bridge City” and has almost 100,000 residents. It also is home to the Sandhill Surface Water Treatment Plant, a 29-million-gal-per-day (mgd) surface water treatment plant consisting of…
Located just 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Monaca, Pa., is a quaint community of about 6,000 people. While the population may be small in numbers, its commitment to sustainability runs as deep as the bordering Ohio River. To enhance the borough’s…
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