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Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Much has changed in recent years in the water and wastewater industries: evolving environmental regulations, increasing oper­ating costs, technology advancements, and improved opportunities for load management, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already

Reader Profile: Steven Cole

Reader Profile: Steven Cole

As manager of engineering for the water distribution division of the nation’s largest municipal utility—the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)—Steven Cole has his work cut out. Los Angeles is experiencing unprecedented growth: high-rise development, a less than 1% industrial property vacancy rate, potential Olympics hosting, metropolitan construction,

Accomplish More With Less

Accomplish More With Less

RISING POWER PRICES, NEW environmental regulations, and budget constraints are prompting many utilities—and large industrial users of water—to start looking at the Internet of Things (IoT). By fine-tuning existing processes or leveraging predictive analytics, large water consumers are finding ways to reduce their costs and carbon footprints without major retrofits

Exemplary Efficiencies

Exemplary Efficiencies

Much has changed in recent years in the water and wastewater industries: evolving environmental regulations, increasing oper­ating costs, technology advancements, and improved opportunities for load management, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Trends in Tank Lining

Trends in Tank Lining

With an eye to maintaining water quality in its potable water tanks, Huntsville Utilities in Alabama keeps all of its in-service tanks on a maintenance program that includes annual inspections.

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Finding leaks and repairing them is a constant struggle for water utilities. Blame the aging pipes with which most utilities are working.

Editor’s Comments: Odes to Common Things

Editor’s Comments: Odes to Common Things

ONE OF THE BOOKS that I keep on my bedside table is a collection of poems called Odes to Common Things. In it, poet Pablo Neruda writes about ordinary objects often taken for granted. In “Ode to my Socks,” the poet outlines the fundamentals of comfort. He analyses a universe

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

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