WATER TALK

Water Quality Comes Under The Consumer Microscope
Water Quality Comes Under The Consumer Microscope Water quality is getting a lot more scrutiny these days. And that’s a good thing says Russ Swerdfeger, Global Director of Memcor Product Management with Evoqua. Alongside his colleague Daryl Weatherup, Director of Marketing with Evoqua, Swerdfeger recently discussed the future of drinking water and the key issues and concerns facing the water industry right now with Water Talk.  Continue Reading...
Inside The Modern Control Valve
Inside The Modern Control Valve When it comes to control valves, managing pressure, flow, surge and altitude is all part of the day-to-day. Water Talk sat down with Ryan Spooner, Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Manager with Singer Valve, to understand more about the latest in control valve automation and management.  Continue Reading...
The Right Tools For Asset Management
The Right Tools For Asset Management There are many tools, offered by many vendors, available to help operators understand the condition of their assets. But which do you choose, and how does condition assessment and risk management relate to asset management? Brian Ball, Asset Management and Condition Assessment Engineer for Black and Veatch, has the answers.  Continue Reading...
Making Sense Of Big Data
Making Sense Of Big Data Andrew Chastain-Howley, the Director of Water Solutions for the Smart Integrated Infrastructure Group at Black & Veatch, is teaching water and wastewater operators how to juggle. Not literally,  but that's the metaphor he uses to describe the role of the plant manager — even the best can only juggle a few balls (i.e., tasks) at a time.  Continue Reading...
Versatile Piping Options To Optimize Flow and Control
Versatile Piping Options To Optimize Flow and Control When a seismic event is experienced, the first things to rupture are often a utility’s water lines feeding hydrants. And these are critical for fighting fire that often breaks out during earthquakes. So it was heartening to learn about the success of a recent Cornell University test of AMERICAN Flow Control’s Earthquake (EQ) Joint System. The EQ base allows the inlet pipe to the hydrant to deflect at an angle and move in and out of...  Continue Reading...
Selecting The Right Tapping Sleeve For The Job
Selecting The Right Tapping Sleeve For The Job When it comes to pipe line repair, soil acidity, pipeline material and availability of parts all come into play. Water Talk recently interviewed Larry Aulich, Senior Product Manager with Mueller Company, to discuss pipe repair and the different types of tapping sleeves that can be used.  Continue Reading...
Opportunity Knocks For Water Professionals, Understaffed Operations
Opportunity Knocks For Water Professionals, Understaffed Operations Peter Brooks, the VP of WaterTalent, sat down with Water Online to discuss how his company is forging a new paradigm in utility and industrial operations staffing in response to labor trends, economic realities, and still in-demand water/wastewater treatment expertise.  Continue Reading...
Experience Pays Off For Gas Injection
Experience Pays Off For Gas Injection When it comes to gas injection, it pays to work with an experienced manufacturer that has lived the ups and downs of moving from pilots to full-scale plants. A number of years ago, Mazzei Injector Company ran into an issue where the engineer had specified a system at 2 psi of water pressure.  Continue Reading...
Exploring The Concept Of Reliable Connections
Exploring The Concept Of Reliable Connections Launched last year, Mueller’s “Reliable Connections” slogan looks to unite the Company’s customers, engineers, and contractors with its business units, knowledge experts and service offerings in the water industry.  Continue Reading...
Chief Concerns: AWWA CEO Discusses Industry Priorities
Chief Concerns: AWWA CEO Discusses Industry Priorities AWWA's leader, CEO David LaFrance, talks about his organization's initiatives and how they respond to industry concerns that could ultimately pose a threat to water quality — AWWA's push for full lead service line replacement being a notable example.  Continue Reading...