Table of Contents

WaterWorld

03/01/2014
Volume 30, Issue 3
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  • Editorial Features

    • Breaking Tradition: A Look at Innovative Funding Solutions for Cash-Strapped Utilities

      Utilities are facing tough decisions about how to implement sorely-needed upgrades with declining capital resources. Looking outside traditional funding models, there are public-private partnerships, design-build options and other alternative funding strategies available to mitigate these financial challenges.

    • Capitalizing on Cash: Effective Financial Planning Strategies Amid Funding Challenges

      Funding availability to meet economic and environmental challenges is diminishing given the climb of capital needs and a lack of assistance from traditional sources. It is, therefore, important that water utilities create or implement a resourceful financial tool to help them earn needed revenue to cover growing costs and operate on a self-sustaining basis.

    • Tank Goodness: Is a 'Tank in a Box' right for your next project?

      A bolted steel water storage tank - also known as a "Tank in a Box" due to its modular design - meets a wide variety of applications. When properly designed, manufactured and installed, it can provide an ideal solution for a number of storage needs, combining fast construction, low maintenance costs and a long lifespan.

    • Power Play: Wastewater Plant Cuts Energy Costs for Oxygen Generation with Custom VPSA System

      Management at a 21 MGD wastewater treatment plant in Rocky Mount, N.C., reports saving over 65 percent of electric power costs for oxygen production by replacing a cryogenic plant with a custom-engineered vacuum pressure swing absorption (VPSA) system.

    • Flow Meter Solves Tough Application Challenge for City of Cedar Rapids

      Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters at two booster stations for the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Water Division were maintenance-intensive, underperforming and susceptible to electrical and radio frequency interference. McCrometer's FPI-X Mag™ flow meter with dual sensor assemblies provided the best solution to handle the challenging flow variances.

  • Water Utility Management

    • Team Effort: Long-Term Wastewater Operations Partnership Saves Tens of Thousands of Dollars for Expanding Arizona Town

      A partnership between Gilbert, Ariz., and Severn Trent Services continues to provide reliable, cost-effective services to the town's wastewater operations. By performing operations tasks internally, the company reduced the town's reliance on outside contractors for maintenance and upgrades, decreasing outsourced vendor fees and project timelines.wa

    • Getting More Mileage out of AMI

      In addition to traditional meter reading services, advanced metering infrastructure can also help utilities use data in critical analyses to determine water balance, gather information related to meter performance, and implement programs to educate consumers as to the best time to use water.

    • Satellite Meter Reading Provides Smart Water Management for Remote Areas

      For South Dakota's West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems, collecting meter readings came with a high level of frustration and excessive cost for the state co-op. As such, the co-op opted for the satellite water meter reading system offered by IDT to solve its ongoing data issues and meet its leak-detection objectives.

  • Products

  • Departments

    • Viewpoint

    • Washington Update

      • ASDWA Makes Case for Drinking Water Funding

        The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators has estimated that to fulfill the minimum required functions, state drinking water programs need at least $625 million per year, or $240 million more than they currently receive from all funding sources. It said for more robust, comprehensive programs, the requirement would be $748 million, leaving a gap of $308 million.

    • Pump Tips & Techniques

      • Abrasive Impact on Vertical Turbine Pump Sleeve Bearing Materials

        Resistance to abrasives may be found in the pumped/lubricating fluid. Given the fact that during most typical applications, vertical turbine pump (VTP) bearings are immersed in, and lubricated by, the fluid pumped, this is an important issue that should be taken into consideration when applying a VTP on liquids that may contain solids or abrasives.

    • WWEMA

      • Bring Your Own Device: Addressing Device Flexibility in a Mobile Control Environment

        The concept of BYOD (bring your own device) is the policy of permitting employees to bring personally-owned mobile devices to the workplace and use them to access privileged information and applications. As such, companies can capitalize on the high-capacity processing of minute monitoring standards and the benefits from improved access to control system data.

    • Case Studies

      • Resisting Corrosion: Water Authority Protects Stainless Steel Structure from Future Degradation

        New Jersey's Logan Township Municipal Utilities Authority had a five-year-old stainless steel headworks tank at its wastewater treatment plant with extreme microbiological induced corrosion at the waterline. As such, it contacted Corrosion Technology Systems to help identify an engineered solution, find a quality contractor/applicator, and secure on-site support to ensure the project was completed successfully.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

NAWC lauds U.S. House Committee's notable PPP bipartisan report

The National Association of Water Companies is supporting the report, "Public-Private Partnerships: Balancing the Needs of the Public and Private Sectors to Finance the Nation's Infrastructure," by the Transportation and Infrastructure Panel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Baldor Electric receives Governor's Top Quality Award for operational excellence

This week, the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence honored Baldor Electric to receive the Arkansas Governor's Quality Award for Performance Excellence.

MA wastewater treatment plant improves operations with sludge grinder

The Lynn Wastewater Treatment Plant in Swampscott, Mass., has improved capacity and reduced maintenance intervals thanks to a pair of Series-A Munchers from NOV Mono.

EPA announces major modifications to ongoing VT landfill Superfund site remedy

EPA has proposed major recommended modifications to the ongoing remedy of the BFI Rockingham Landfill Superfund Site in Rockingham, Vt., that include an increased timeframe to cleanup groundwater, additional groundwater restrictions, and revised arsenic and lead cleanup levels.

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