Post Tagged with: "April 2020 Print Issue"

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

May 13, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Brian Sliger, Erik Waligorski, Matoya Darby & Bob Isaac King County’s Eastside Interceptor (ESI) collects the majority of wastewater flows from the Puget Sound Area Cities of Kirkland, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Issaquah, Newcastle and Renton, and conveys it to the County’s South Treatment Plant. This aging reinforced concrete pipeRead More

City-Scale Digital Twins for Flood Resilience

City-Scale Digital Twins for Flood Resilience

May 11, 2020 at 10:17 am 0 comments

By Robert Mankowski Extreme weather events and rising populations are straining existing (and often inadequate) drainage infrastructure in cities around the world, leading to flooding that damages property and infrastructure, impacts human safety and weakens economies. In 2015, the United Nations reported that over the previous decade, floods accounted forRead More

Reversing the Decline of Utilities: A P4 Alternative

Reversing the Decline of Utilities: A P4 Alternative

April 27, 2020 at 9:02 am 0 comments

By Robert Sheets Water and wastewater utilities are more often than not self-supporting revenue enterprises (and sometimes revenue generators) for communities. However, even with the best of intentions, good utilities can go bad. In general, the smaller the utility, the greater the struggle, though there are exceptions. For decades, FloridaRead More

Turning Weakness into Strength with AMI

Turning Weakness into Strength with AMI

April 20, 2020 at 9:24 am 0 comments

Significant Water Loss Leads to New Technologies, Improved Service for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina By Molly Kilmas The EPA report from 2014 didn’t have good news for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). Its water system was experiencing an overall 48 percent unaccounted-for water loss.Read More