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The Flow of our Lives and the Deep Blue Sea

The Flow of our Lives and the Deep Blue Sea

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I’ve spent the last few weekends doing serious cleaning and organizing—one of those “phase of life” level cleanings. Children grow up into their own lives and eventually it is time to reshape the space you raised them in. When I decided to go beyond the bedrooms and toy closets no  … Read More

Hobas CCFRPM Pipe at APWA Phoenix, AZ, Booth 1160

Hobas CCFRPM Pipe at APWA Phoenix, AZ, Booth 1160

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After more than a quarter-century of reliable service, most U.S. municipalities have used Hobas pipe for new construction and rehab in critical installations. The pipe is now gaining wide acceptance and Hobas will be an exhibitor at the Phoenix APWA (American Public Works Association) Conference & Expo.

Centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer  … Read More

Backup Generators for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Backup Generators for Water and Wastewater Utilities

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Standalone Generators
One company providing backup generators for water and wastewater utilities is Kohler Power Systems. “We offer a full line of gas and diesel generators as emergency gen-sets,” says James Kukla, senior channel manager. “If natural gas is available, utilities can use that. If not, they can use diesel.”

“It takes  … Read More

Whole Building Control – From Concept to Reality

Whole Building Control – From Concept to Reality

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Building control systems have come a long way. Today’s advanced control systems not only make whole building control a reality, they also improve water utility facility energy efficiency, lower operations’ costs, AND offer users an intuitive experience. How did we get from individual controls to today’s advanced systems? And, what’s  … Read More

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

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Last Friday the New York Times ran a news analysis titled “How the West Overcounts its Water Supplies” that was first published in longer format in ProPublica as part of their “Killing the Colorado” series. It can serve as a primer on some important features of the water cycle. While  … Read More

Designing Erosion Control Solutions for Extreme Storm Events

Designing Erosion Control Solutions for Extreme Storm Events

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Mother Nature has many weapons in her arsenal, and each year we see increases in the intensity and in the frequency of 100-year storm events. And with stronger storms comes an increased need for erosion control protection.  Are you and your site ready for the next big one? And how  … Read More

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydrologic Modeling

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Increasingly, stormwater management for buildings and facilities is going underground. Offering smaller footprints, larger stormwater capture, and better flow mitigation, many water utilities and facilities are looking to incorporate underground precast stormwater detention/retention systems at their sites to meet NPDES MS4 permit and Low Impact Development (LID) requirements. But…how do you  … Read More

Will Work for Water

Will Work for Water

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Some people retire, and others “retire.” Two in the latter category are featured in our most recent issue of Water Efficiency (WE). One of those is Nick DeBenedictis, who just stepped down from being CEO of Aqua America. He had joined the company in 1992 when it was a single  … Read More

Stream Restoration Basics & Techniques

Stream Restoration Basics & Techniques

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Between balancing the complex physical and biological elements and attaining needed improvements, stream restoration can be challenging for any shoreline project.

Join two-time former IECA President, David T. Williams, to brush up on your stream restoration basics in the final part of our Surface Water Master Class! In this two-session webinar, we’ll  … Read More

Blown Away

Blown Away

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Last week I was watching the evening news on Channel 7 out of Los Angeles and couldn’t help but be perplexed when I heard the announcer say the next segment would include something about a restaurant washing dishes with air. As a single parent there were times I would tell  … Read More



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