Latest Insights on Wastewater Management

  1. Selecting The Right Control Gate For Your Application
    10/23/2017

    Control gates are used throughout the water and wastewater fluid handling process at pump stations, head works, purifiers and a variety of other locations. Beyond application, head pressure, solids content and placement are all critical factors in evaluating what type of control gate will best meet your needs.

  2. Using UVC LEDs To Develop Cost-Effective, Measurement-Specific Water Quality Sensors
    10/13/2017

    Rapid industrialization and tightened water quality standards are leading to an increase in global spending on water quality monitoring instrumentation. Spending in this area is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion by 2020, with some 25 percent spent on new, less expensive water quality monitoring sensors that deliver on-the-spot measurements.

  3. What Pumps Tell Us About Water, Power, And The Worker
    10/10/2017

    High up in the Tehachapi Mountains of California’s Central Valley lies the largest consumer of the state’s electricity, driving 14 centrifugal pumps, each rated at 80,000 hp.

  4. San Francisco Wants To Lead The Future In Water And Wastewater Resources
    10/10/2017

    San Francisco’s water and wastewater utility has developed a holistic approach to resource management, sustainable infrastructure, and reuse. What can other utilities learn from its program?

  5. The Fall Of Water Quality: Blame It On The Leaves
    9/7/2017

    As sweater weather approaches, it’s a good time to revisit a USGS report from last year highlighting the importance of leaf removal for keeping phosphorus and nitrogen out of urban stormwater.

  6. Damage Repair Resulting From Hurricane Harvey Projected At $160 Billion
    8/31/2017

    Estimates of what it will cost to address the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey are projected to be somewhere in the range of $160 billion, with work that will be required in Texas accounting for most of that total. That’s more than the total cost of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy combined. Texas is now officially the new "hot spot" for government contracting of almost every imaginable type.

  7. New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater
    8/29/2017

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

  8. How To Use Big Data To Plan For Sewer Assets
    8/25/2017

    As wastewater systems have access to more data than ever, questions remain about how to put it all to good use. A new tool uses analytics to predict the needs of sewer lines over a 20-year span, helping utilities make cost-effective choices and protect their infrastructure.

  9. Army Corps Builds Foundation For Resiliency
    7/26/2017

    Nestled in the Sandy Hook Bay, the community of Port Monmouth, NJ, has experienced flooding, blizzards, and major storms that have swept through the area throughout the years.

  10. Generational Thinking In Water Management
    7/26/2017

    Kansas City’s Smart Sewer program represents the nation’s first federal consent decree to include green infrastructure solutions in the reduction of wastewater overflows, as well as the city’s largest infrastructure investment to date. Projects that include the words “first” and “largest” do not come along without the strong leadership of a “Water Champion” such as Special Assistant City Manager Andy Shively, PE, who shares his experience and expertise in this Q&A.