Tag: water supply

Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes. Irrigation is covered separately.

Arkansas City Dedicates New 5.4 MGD Water Treatment Facility

Arkansas City Dedicates New 5.4 MGD Water Treatment Facility

New Plant Assures Clean, Affordable Water for Decades to Come

A new 5.4 million-gallon-per-day (MGD) Water Treatment Facility for Arkansas City, Kansas, is ready for service. Formal dedication ceremonies are scheduled for Feb. 22.

With capacity to easily expand to 6.3 MGD, the new plant provides a stable and secure source of

Beyond Tanks

Beyond Tanks

It would be wrong to assume that a water storage system was just a static collection of tanks, ponds, or cisterns without moving parts. Though the physical structure of a water storage tank is dominated by both the containment walls of the tank and its foundation/structural members, it could not

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is causing devastating effects on the landscape of our developing watersheds. We are disrupting the natural hydrological cycle that supports our potable water supplies and natural fauna. Intentional stormwater infiltration can restore that cycle. However, the lack of awareness and the perceived lack of data

Record-Breaking Water Recycling

Record-Breaking Water Recycling

Guinness World Records exist for a number of outrageous feats. There’s the largest gathering of Elvis impersonators, the farthest tightrope walk in high heels, and the biggest gum bubble ever blown. But this week, there may be a new record set for a highly practical accomplishment: the most wastewater recycled

How to Define “Public Benefit”?

How to Define “Public Benefit”?

The drought is far from over, and many California communities are preparing for future water scarcity better than they have before, or at least trying to, by enlarging their reservoirs. But they’re hitting a snag when they try to get state funding for building new dams or otherwise expanding their

After the Fires, Preparing for Rain

After the Fires, Preparing for Rain

IN MID-OCTOBER 2017, Jay Selby turned on the TV news to see what he knew to be a “really detrimental” fire.

“If you’ve worked in this industry long enough, you know you’re going to be involved,” says Selby, president of Selby’s Soil Erosion Control Co. in Newcastle, CA. “There were a

Fast Green

Fast Green

The job specifications called for rolled erosion control products. But there had been lots of rain, with more forecast. The predicted weather allowed only one day for doing the job. And at the bottom of the steep slope was a creek. Any sediment that got into that creek would pollute

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES FOR FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW IN DECEMBER

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES FOR FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW IN DECEMBER

Association Officials Urge Policy Makers to Boost Funding and Streamline Reviews for Highways and Other Transportation Modes, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems to Sustain the Economy, Safety and Health
Construction spending increased for a fifth consecutive month in December as private residential and nonresidential investment for the year topped 2016 totals,

How Not to End Up Like Cape Town

How Not to End Up Like Cape Town

As you might have heard, Cape Town, South Africa, is about to run out of water. Officials have predicted that “Day Zero,” when the water reserves drop so low that they’ll have to shut off the supply to the taps, will occur within the next few months. Despite severe restrictions

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