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Backup Power for Pumping Systems

Backup Power for Pumping Systems

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When it comes to keeping water utilities operating, pumps are considered to be the highest priority. So, what does it take to keep the pumps running, especially if a water utility suffers a power outage from the local electric grid?

There are several steps that water utilities can and should take  … Read More

Have You Heard of Water Quality Trading?

Have You Heard of Water Quality Trading?

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One of our writers and I have been working on bringing our readers a water quality trading article, so I thought I would just introduce the topic and invite comments. EPA defines water quality trading this way:
Water quality trading is an innovative approach to achieve water quality goals more efficiently.  … Read More

Designing for Permeable Pavement Performance

Designing for Permeable Pavement Performance

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Permeable pavements can be built to last…if you build them right. And the key to building for performance is designing to provide sufficient structural capacity to accommodate the anticipated vehicle loads and deal with stormwater flowing in and out of the pavement.

Join David Hein, PE, for the third session in  … Read More

Permeable Pavement Live Case Studies…the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Permeable Pavement Live Case Studies…the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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When it’s not done right…permeable pavement isn’t pretty. Don’t let your permeable pavement project fall flat…learn from the good, the bad, and the ugly to maximize your water reclamation project’s performance.

Join David Hein for the final session in our Permeable Pavement Master Class Series exploring real-world permeable pavement applications and projects demonstrating  … Read More

Impact of Design and Construction on Permeable Pavement Performance

Impact of Design and Construction on Permeable Pavement Performance

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Permeable pavements can be built to last…if you build them right. The key to building for performance is to design to provide sufficient structural capacity to accommodate the anticipated vehicle loads, as well as deal with stormwater flowing in and out of the pavement.

This webinar will be available live on  … Read More

Cats and Dogs in Austin

Cats and Dogs in Austin

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The question “What is the origin of the phrase ‘it’s raining cats and dogs?’” is given a full page entry on the website Every Day Mysteries – Fun science facts from the Library of Congress. I share their answers below, but if playing with language evolution isn’t to your fancy,  … Read More

World Water Works Announces Ideal Pre-Fab Pre-Engineered Skid-Mounted Systems

World Water Works Announces Ideal Pre-Fab Pre-Engineered Skid-Mounted Systems

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State of the art “plug-and-play” technology accelerates schedules and reduces costs

Oklahoma City, Okla. – June 22, 2015 – World Water Works, a leading designer and manufacturer of wastewater treatment solutions, announces the launch of its new Ideal Pre-Fab™ product line. The sustainable design incorporates core IDEAL™ products into pre-engineered skid-mounted systems, offering customers a  “plug-and-play” option that greatly  … Read More

Deploying Solar + Storage Microgrids

Deploying Solar + Storage Microgrids

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With the recent advancements in coupling solar / photovoltaic (PV) systems with energy storage, many organizations – from government to utilities – are requiring interactive microgrid capability for their solar systems. The challenge for municipal professionals and your water facility manager? Providing reliable battery back-up and energy storage capabilities for  … Read More



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