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  1. Flush With Confidence This Super Bowl Sunday, Any Time You Feel Like It
    2/4/2016

    The closer the NFL gets to its biggest game of the season, the more likely you are to hear about the infamous “Super Bowl Flush Rush.”

  2. Investing In Water: From 'Big Short' To Hot Commodity
    2/4/2016

    At the end of The Big Short, a postscript stated that one of the story's protagonists, Dr. Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale), was now focused on investing in only one commodity: water. That got my attention.

  3. Taking Care of Your Pumps and Mixers: The Importance Of Regular Servicing
    2/4/2016

    Do you want to avoid breakdowns, minimize running costs and extend the life of your pumps? It’s important to remember that a pump or mixer is no different from a car in terms of service; it needs regular maintenance in order to operate at top performance and stay in good working order for the longest possible time.

  4. Project Engineer vs. Maintenance — A Valve And Pump Enclosure Tug-Of-War
    2/3/2016

    Spec a pump enclosure once, live with it for years.

  5. Refinery Chooses Ultrasonic Flow Technology To Enhance Pipeline Upgrade
    2/3/2016

    An Oklahoma refinery recently required a flow measurement solution for a finished gasoline and diesel fuel line leaving the refinery site. They were already using a Siemens clamp-on check meter and interface detector elsewhere and hoped to install the same product on the fuel line. However, the local Siemens representative determined that there would not be enough straight run of pipe to support a clamp-on meter, and the refinery decided that they would need to bring the pipe above ground.

  6. Operation Brain Drain: Workforce Issues At California Utilities
    2/3/2016

    Every weekday morning at about 9:00 a.m., hopeful water professionals get the latest job posting from Brown and Caldwell, the go-to website for water industry job openings. By around lunchtime that same day, one maintenance worker position gets roughly 100 to 200 views.

  7. Local Support Saves Time And Money
    2/1/2016

    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

  8. Leading The (Re)Charge: How The SFPUC Is Protecting San Francisco Bay Area Groundwater
    2/1/2016

    The Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System is vulnerable to both drought and earthquakes, but innovative resiliency efforts by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will keep the water flowing.

  9. Warming Up To Thermal Hydrolysis
    2/1/2016

    Thermal hydrolysis is an innovative wastewater solids conditioning process that boasts many advantages — financial, environmental, and otherwise. Is your plant a good candidate?

  10. The Age Of Peracetic Acid — A Solution To Increasingly Challenging Regulations
    2/1/2016

    While chlorination has long dominated water disinfection, new approaches and technologies have emerged in the wake of disinfection byproduct (DBP) regulations. Could peracetic acid (PAA) be the option that dethrones the king?