More Wastewater Industry Features

  1. A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Can Prevent Financial Woes: Choosing Your Community Wastewater System
    7/12/2017

    Straight pipes, failed drainfields, polluted lakes, out-of-compliance discharge permits, and several other indicators of wastewater management issues are widespread throughout Iowa’s rural communities. By Tyler Molatore, Orenco Systems®, Inc.

  2. What Happens To The Chesapeake Bay Now?
    1/15/2018

    One of the great turnaround stories in the history of our nation’s water bodies is that of the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1976 when the Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) first undertook a comprehensive study of the Bay, efforts to address excessive nitrogen and phosphorous degradation of water quality have steadily improved the Bay’s complex ecosystem.

  3. Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field
    4/12/2018

    District Sales Engineer Andy Singer has spent enough time troubleshooting problems in the field that not much surprises him anymore. When it comes to dry barrel fire hydrants, though, he still gets a chuckle out of some of his more outrageous experiences. Here is his educational and entertaining take on the care and maintenance of fire hydrants, and ways to maximize a utility’s return on what potentially can be a 50+-year infrastructure investment.

  4. An Open Letter To Michelle Obama On Water
    2/14/2017

    Now that you have returned to the role of private citizen — though, admittedly you are a private citizen with millions of eyes focused on you — I want to encourage you to continue your great work promoting the health of our nation’s children. Your emphasis on exercise and nutrition, jobs and support for veterans, and education have touched millions of Americans of all ages and all backgrounds. Now it’s time to bring in the most common denominator and the first step toward good health — access to clean water.

  5. Municipal Water District Goes All-In With Ignition
    12/27/2017

    For a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week water and waste water management operation, having a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is a must. A SCADA system should make workers’ jobs easier, but if it’s not working properly, or it’s unable to keep up as the enterprise expands and upgrades its processes, it becomes a hassle to deal with.

  6. Rise Of The Stormwater Design Machines? I Don’t Think So.
    2/8/2017

    Conversation at the 2016 SESWA Stormwater BMPs, LID and Green Infrastructure Seminar in Atlanta GA that I attended recently touched upon the idea of computers taking our jobs and ‘Engineering Bots’. This has of course happened in other industries, but I didn’t anticipate it happening in the stormwater planning, design and management world.

  7. Using LinkedIn To Position Your Company As A Thought Leader
    3/29/2017

    This blog is a summary of a presentation I gave at the Water Quality Association’s annual convention in Orlando.

  8. Is Cryptocurrency Going Down the Drain?
    2/9/2018

    Talk about making waves. Cryptocurrency — digital “tokens” or “coins” rooted in computer code and valued for the very fact that they are disconnected from governments and banks — have experienced spectacular rises and falls in recent months. The crypto-economy is already worth hundreds of billions of dollars (REAL dollars!), and it’s anyone’s guess how fast it will grow after that.

  9. The Truth About Clogged Pumps
    4/19/2017

    The sky is blue, grass is green, and, someday, your pumps are going to clog. It’s just another fact of life — or is it? 

  10. Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    8/15/2017

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.