Post Tagged with: "August 2022 Print Issue"

Commentary: Taking IoT into Uncharted Waters

Commentary: Taking IoT into Uncharted Waters

September 19, 2022 at 9:05 am 0 comments

By Phil Beecher In an age of rising drought, every water operator is searching for ways to reduce loss. Distribution inefficiencies and aging infrastructure can cost water utilities billions of dollars every year. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water distribution systems lose 1.7 trillion gallons per year,Read More

More Advocacy Needed for Large Tunnel and Storage Funds Despite Federal Investment

More Advocacy Needed for Large Tunnel and Storage Funds Despite Federal Investment

September 6, 2022 at 8:32 am 0 comments

By Wayne Hofmann & Rory Ball The fanfare accompanying the passage of the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) might make you believe our industry’s dreams are coming true. After decades of clamor for increased investment in water and sewer infrastructure, the Federal government has pledged sustained funding overRead More

The Cost of Doing Business

The Cost of Doing Business

September 1, 2022 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Infrastructure Service Providers Talk About How They Are Dealing with Supply Chain Challenges, Increasing Costs By Sharon M. Bueno Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the July 2022 issue of Trenchless Technology magazine, compiled from interviews with trenchless industry manufacturers, engineers and construction representatives. Trenchless Technology is a sisterRead More

Reality Modeling for Remote Design of Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Reality Modeling for Remote Design of Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

August 29, 2022 at 8:48 am 0 comments

By Sandra DiMatteo Gwinnett County, Georgia, northeast of Atlanta, has a population of 950,000. The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (GCDWR) provides wastewater treatment services to these residents via the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center. Originally constructed in 2000, it utilizes advanced ozone, granular activated carbon, and membraneRead More

Implementing Federal Funding for Utilities

Implementing Federal Funding for Utilities

August 22, 2022 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Why It’s Important to Think Strategically, Creatively and Holistically When Working with ARPA, IIJA Funds By Jeff Rowe Utilities are faced with a rare and remarkable opportunity to impact the present-day situation of their users and rate payers while also altering the long-term future of their entire communities. With theRead More

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COMMENTARY: How Can Mass Spectrometry Techniques Identify and Curb ‘Forever Chemicals?’

August 22, 2022 at 9:27 am 0 comments

By Craig Butt As government regulators seek to limit per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – which are chemicals linked to a range of health and environmental risks – testing for these chemicals has proven challenging. Called “forever chemicals” because of the extreme resistance to breakdown in the environment, PFAS canRead More

The Elusive Win-Win Scenario in Water Utility Consolidation

The Elusive Win-Win Scenario in Water Utility Consolidation

August 15, 2022 at 8:23 am 0 comments

By Jason Mumm Utility systems work better at scale. George Westinghouse demonstrated it to the world in 1896 when his company harnessed hydroelectric generating stations at Niagara Falls to power the entire city of Buffalo with alternating current. Compared to Thomas Edison’s direct current, Westinghouse’s system required far less investmentRead More

A Legal History of PFAS

A Legal History of PFAS

August 8, 2022 at 9:39 am 0 comments

It took one lawsuit to expose the toxicity of PFAS. And more than two decades of litigation to begin to address the harm it has caused. By Michael DiGiannantonio In 1999, a farmer in West Virginia, Wilbur Tennant, filed the first lawsuit against DuPont for contaminating water with perfluorooctanoic acidRead More

Extend WIFIA’s Maximum Term…As a First Step

Extend WIFIA’s Maximum Term…As a First Step

August 8, 2022 at 9:17 am 0 comments

By John Ryan U.S. public infrastructure renewal was never going to be easy, but several current trends suggest that it will soon be even more challenging. Federal infrastructure loan programs are a proven policy tool, and their capabilities should be expanded in specific and practical ways to prepare for theRead More