Water Management

Brown and Caldwell to support Metro Vancouver in wastewater treatment upgrades

Brown and Caldwell to support Metro Vancouver in wastewater treatment upgrades

June 29, 2022 at 11:29 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell is supporting Metro Vancouver as it undertakes major upgrades at the world’s largest trickling filter solids contact wastewater facility at the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will increase capacity, meet the needs of a growing population, and protect essential utility operations against seismic events. LocatedRead More

Boston, Massachusetts Skyline from above by Drone during Summer Time

BWSC selects Stantec for next phase of East Boston Sewer Separation project

June 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Design and engineering firm Stantec has been selected to lead design services on Phase IV of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s (BWSC) East Boston Sewer Separation project. The project is part of a comprehensive 30-year, $150 million initiative to reduce pollutants discharged to Boston Harbor and its tributary waters,Read More

BGSU students take algal bloom research to Kenya

BGSU students take algal bloom research to Kenya

June 28, 2022 at 8:04 am 0 comments

As a team of researchers from Bowling Green State University in western Ohio travel to Kenya, two BGSU students and one 2022 graduate are also working to perform individualized, high-level research of their own into a scientific issue that greatly impacts every day human life. First-year Biological Sciences doctoral student Kate Brown,Read More

Examining the Economic Feasibility of Digital Twins

Examining the Economic Feasibility of Digital Twins

June 27, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Sandra DiMatteo From aging infrastructure and changing environmental regulations to funding gaps and climate-fueled natural disasters, water utilities around the globe face a range of problems in their effort to deliver reliable and affordable water to their communities. Their potential solutions are similarly wide-ranging, from stimulus grants and conservationRead More

Transmission Line Condition Assessment

Transmission Line Condition Assessment

June 24, 2022 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

How Best Practices Discussed in ASCE’s MOP 134 Are Essential to Both Condition Assessment and Asset Management Personnel By George Ruchti In the early morning hours of August 19, 2000, a natural gas transmission pipeline ruptured and ignited in New Mexico killing 12 people camping nearby. The rupture was determinedRead More

San Jose Water gets CPUC approval for smart meters

San Jose Water gets CPUC approval for smart meters

June 23, 2022 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

San Jose Water (SJW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), announced recently that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved its request to deploy advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). SJW will be investing approximately $100 million over the next four years in this technology, which it says supportsRead More

First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

June 23, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) and the City of Garden Grove, California, in May began operating one of four treatment plants being constructed in Garden Grove to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalentRead More

Riverside County water district files lawsuit against 3M, DuPont, others over PFAS

Riverside County water district files lawsuit against 3M, DuPont, others over PFAS

June 21, 2022 at 7:33 am 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rubidoux Community Services District against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) that have contaminated groundwater suppliesRead More

AMWA names new CEO

AMWA names new CEO

June 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has announced Tom Dobbins, CAE, has been named the new CEO of the association. An experienced association executive, Dobbins served as CEO of the Aluminum Association and the American Composites Manufacturers Association and led the government affairs program at the American Council ofRead More

Transforming Water: Pure Water Soquel Embraces One Water Approach

Transforming Water: Pure Water Soquel Embraces One Water Approach

June 20, 2022 at 8:51 am 0 comments

By Melanie Mow Schumacher, Dave Carlson & Ashu Shirolkar Water management strategies tend to evolve gradually with slowly changing community needs. That’s rare in California, where continued population growth and prolonged drought exacerbated by climate change have sparked dramatic change, through initiatives such as the Pure Water San Diego programRead More