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  • Volume 38, Issue 4, April 2022

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    Flushing for Truth

    April 6, 2022
    As the mother of a six-year-old boy, I am unfortunately used to asking another person about their bathroom habits. But over spring break this year, I was involved in a conversation...
    Photo courtesy Brown & Caldwell/Walsh Construction.
    Planned improvements to Santa Monica’s Arcadia Water Treatment Plant include new reverse osmosis technology. A separate building will treat water taken from the city’s Olympic Well Field using an ultraviolet light advanced oxidation process.
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    Santa Monica’s Journey to Water Self-Sufficiency

    April 6, 2022
    The city plans to drastically reduce water imports through a mix of infrastructure improvements and conservation efforts.
    Photos courtesy Aquatic Informatics.
    The Town of Franklin, Mass., operates eight booster pump stations, six water storage tanks, more than 2,000 hydrants, 157 miles of water main and approximately 9,000 water services — and all data about these assets are recorded and managed in an online platform.
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    Digital Platform Provides Insight into Assets

    April 6, 2022
    The Town of Franklin, Mass., manages its water utility assets through a single platform.
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    Effective monitoring and maintenance can minimize water loss and ensure the integrity of water pipelines.

    Listening for Leaks

    April 6, 2022
    Nonrevenue water can be a problem — but distributed acoustic sensing can help, monitoring pipeline integrity to reduce water loss.
    Photos courtesy Innoflow Technologies.
    The developers of the Jack’s Point subdivision needed an affordable wastewater collection system that could handle variable terrain, followed by a reliable treatment system that would produce high-quality effluent and could be installed in stages.

    New Zealand Puts Wastewater Out of Sight, Out of Mind at New Development

    April 6, 2022
    Luxury subdivision Jack’s Point needed an affordable and low-impact wastewater collection and treatment system that could accommodate variable terrain and keep the area’s natural...
    Photo courtesy Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.
    The HP Storm pipe features advanced polypropylene resin technology and a dual-wall profile design for high performance and increased stiffness.
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    High-flow drainage pipes

    The HP Storm is a high-performance polypropylene pipe, ideal for gravity-flow storm drainage applications.

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    Septic System Practices Support Public Health

    April 6, 2022
    A properly maintained septic system requires regular maintenance, monitoring, and an understanding of the location geology in order to maintain local water quality.
    Photos courtesy Trimble.
    To gain a handle on water utility assets, Mississippi’s Hernando Public Works Department captures GPS data when old pipes are being repaired, expediting future maintenance needs.
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    A Tale of Two Cities

    April 6, 2022
    Two municipalities utilize data collection and GIS to map their assets.