Water & Sewer News

  • Show off your water tank! All styles eligible!

    You've got until Oct. 1 to submit a new construction or renovation project for Tnemec’s ninth annual Tank of the Year competition. Any project's eligible as long as it's completed by the deadline date.

     
  • City's betting its economic rebirth on water

    Like many Midwest cities, Dayton, Ohio, lost thousands of jobs tied to water-intensive manufacturing like mills and breweries. Water Supply & Treatment Manager Phil Van Atta and Water Marketer Karen Thomas explain how the city's self-filtering, self-recharging water supply is going to put Dayton...

     
  • 18 public works professionals receive inspection credential

    This American Public Works Association’s certification improves the effectiveness of those responsible for ensuring that infrastructure construction and materials comply with specifications.

     
  • Do you know these six stormwater professionals?

    The American Public Works Association’s most-recent Certified Stormwater Manager recipients work in cities all across the country.

     
  • Sewer pipeline rehabilitation case studies

    Updated website showcases real-life municipal experience with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) for wastewater and stormwater system rehabilitation.

     
  • New law provides relief from deadly water scourge

    In 1987, three Canadians died after eating mussels that weren’t very healthy themselves. The tasty bivalves had been feasting on one of many algae species that have turned the Gulf of Mexico and other coastal waters into “dead zones.”

     
  • Successful flood alert siren upgrade for Chesil Beach, England with E2S Wide Area Signals

    Chesil Beach is located in Dorset, South Coast of England. The shingle beach is approximately 14 miles long and it is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

     
  • Activists, celebs speak out against Detroit water shut-offs

    Several organizations and individuals have made it clear via social media that they want the policy changed.

     
  • 10 states with the most-poisonous water

    Indiana tops this analysis of EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in terms of volume, but Texas is tops for toxicity.

     
  • Detroit shuts off water to 8,000 people

    With 50% of accounts overdue, the Detroit Water and Sewage Department is under fire from civil rights groups for distinguishing customers who can't pay their bill from those who won't.

     
  • Complete 30 hours continuing education at your desk

    The 11,000 drinking water professionals at the American Water Works Association convention in Boston earned 4,500 continuing education units and/or professional development hours. Couldn’t go? No sweat: You can still earn credits.

     
  • Pipe-tapping teams beat the clock (video)

    Every year, winning men and women's teams from American Water Works Association state chapters travel to the association's annual conference to see who can tap into a cement-lined ductile iron pipe the fastest. Here are the latest additions to the Pipe Tapping Hall of Fame.

     
  • 4 earn top public works credential

    Four individuals will be named Public Works Leadership Fellows at the American Public Works Association’s annual convention in August.

     
  • At long last: new water funding

    Water and sewer construction and rehabilitation projects expected to cost $20 million are eligible for funding through a new federal program. In communities with less than 25,000 people, $5 million projects are eligible.

     
  • Padre Dam awards design contract for Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project

    At a recent meeting, Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors approved a $160,464 contract to Brown and Caldwell to design a new Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project in East San Diego County, California.

     
  • Combined sewer overflow project wins engineering award

    A steep hill in Covington, Ky. down which 6 million gallons of rain poured onto a highway turns from liability into a highly effective stormwater pollution prevention solution.

     
  • DBO water contracts increasingly popular

    At least three West Coast cities are using design-build-operate (DBO) to deliver critical water and sewer upgrades. The methodology is also popular with engineering awards judges.

     
  • Water systems plagued by age, supply shortages

    The American Water Works Association's FREE state-of-the-industry analysis shows the water and wastewater sectors have shifted focus from economic recovery back to the same old problem: financing improvements to aging systems.

     
  • Report: PVC fails less than any other pipeline material

    A second Utah State University study of PVC pipe performance in water and wastewater systems affirms the material’s 100-year lifespan. Previous research by the university’s Buried Structures Laboratory showed the pipe fails less often than ductile iron, cast iron, steel, concrete, and asbestos...

     
  • High & dry: water supply in an era of drought

    Organized by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association, the Whole Water Conference is open to anyone interested in resource planning, integrating recycled water, storm water, desalination, and groundwater management. Speakers include Marsi Steirer of San Diego Public...

     
 
 
 
 

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