Resiliency News

  1. Price Tag On Repairing South Dakota Wastewater: $160M

    Municipal wastewater systems in South Dakota need upgrades, but costs are a major barrier to completing the task.

  2. Hoboken Searches For New Water Utility After 18 Main Breaks

    After 18 water mains broke in Hoboken, NJ, over the summer, the city council and city administration moved to take bids for a new water company to replace SUEZ Water.

  3. WaterStep Sends Aid To Hurricane Florence Survivors

    Louisville-based non-profit WaterStep is sending a shipment of equipment and tools that produce safe water and disinfectant to aid those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Virginia.

  4. Russelectric To Supply Paralleling Switchgear For Charlotte Water

    Russelectric, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announced recently that it has been awarded the contract to supply Charlotte Water with paralleling switchgear for their water and wastewater treatment facilities.

  5. Teen Dies After Drainage Pipe Sucks Him In

    A 15-year-old boy in Kentucky was swept into a drainage pipe by floodwaters while he was playing in his backyard on the night of August 31.

  6. Explosion At Chicago Water Reclamation Plant Injures 10

    An explosion at a water reclamation plant in Chicago on August 30 appears to have been caused by methane gas ignited by a worker’s welding torch.

  7. Can Miami’s Aquifer Survive Climate Change?

    Climate change is endangering drinking water resources in Miami-Dade County.

  8. Future Impacts Of El Niño, La Niña Likely To Intensify, Increasing Wildfire, Drought Risk

    When an El Niño or its opposite, La Niña, forms in the future, it's likely to cause more intense impacts over many land regions -- amplifying changes to temperature, precipitation and wildfire risk.

  9. Control System Simulator Helps Operators Learn To Fight Hackers

    A simulator that comes complete with a virtual explosion could help the operators of chemical processing plants – and other industrial facilities – learn to detect attacks by hackers bent on causing mayhem.

  10. Flood-Proof Submersible Actuator Helps Wastewater Treatment Plants Operate In High Water Events

    Emerson recently launched its EIM Aquanaught, a waterproof submersible electric actuator, designed to meet critical isolation demands on wastewater treatment plants during high water conditions.