Sep 10, 2014

September 2014

In June, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), which authorizes funding for more than $12 billion of new infrastructure projects. W&WD Editorial Director Neda Simeonova spoke with Steve Park,…
According to the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), a relatively new type of large-diameter polyolefin pipe is playing a pivotal role in the restoration of the Everglades. The water control project used 10 runs each of 100 ln ft of 60-in.-diameter…
With a capacity of 12 million gal per day, the Benicia Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is a 24/7 regulated industrial surface water treatment complex that produces drinking water for 28,000 citizens, a vibrant industrial base and an extensive commercial…
In 2012, the Lynnwood (Wash.) Water & Sewer Utility updated its 20-year-old SCADA system with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Ethernet communications. The existing “telemetry” computer was an 80386 PC running SCADA software installed…
In the spring of 2014, Park County, Wyo., decided to reconstruct an irrigation siphon that ran beneath Bear Creek and flowed along the intersections of Wilson-McKissack near Cody, Wyo. The siphon and diversion structure at the intersection of Bear Creek…
Located in the heart of downtown Tacoma, Wash., the Thea Foss Waterway once was characterized by oil sheens, coal tar deposits and dilapidated buildings. In 1983, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared the Thea Foss Waterway part of the…
A small municipality (estimated population 3,200) located in Bishop, Texas, experienced high levels of solids accumulation and ongoing challenges in meeting its discharge requirements. Its leadership team and engineer wanted to find a progressive,…
In the midst of extreme drought conditions, a new, locally controlled, drought-proof water source for Silicon Valley is now online. On July 18, 2014, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, in partnership with the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara,…
Utilities around the world are facing aging and deteriorating infrastructure, which requires capital to repair, rehabilitate and replace to adequately serve constituents. Specifically in the U.S., many cities and their utilities also are under pressure…
Chesapeake Bay is considered one of America’s—and the world’s—most productive estuaries, providing public recreation, public and commercial transportation, and fishing in one of the country’s most populated areas. Yet, the bay has been the source of much…
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