George Warren Fuller, Industry Pioneer

The George Warren Fuller Award is presented annually to one member of each section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). It is based on recommendations from the sections for distinguished service in the water supply field and "in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent and constructive leadership talent" that characterized Fuller's life.

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Bill Swichtenberg is the editorial director of WEM.

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May 6, 2003
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Chesapeake Seals the Deal

The City of Chesapeake, Va. is located in the region called Hampton Roads, the 27th largest metro area in the country with more than 1.5 million residents. With an annual rainfall of approximately 48", its designers must contend with the prospects of determining where 294 billion gallons of water will go. A large share of this rainfall will find its way into the storm sewers. Last year, the City Council appropriated an extra $467,600 for contract cave-in repairs. The City of Chesapeake has recognized this problem and is developing a program to address it.

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Pipe Sealing Project Prevents Future Flooding, Cave-ins

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This article was put together by the Watertight Storm Sewer Group, York, Pa.

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May 6, 2003
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E. Coli

This article provides a general overview of E. coli and drinking water as well as current and emerging monitoring and decontamination technologies.

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Current and emerging monitoring and decontamination technologies

About The Author: 

Danielle Duclos is with Foresight Science & Technology

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April 25, 2003
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14051

Greensand Process Removes Iron, Manganese, Arsenic from Groundwater

Manganese greensand is a specially processed medium for iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulphide removal. This premium non-proprietary filter medium is processed from glauconitic greensand on which a shiny, hard finite thickness manganese oxide coating is formed and is firmly attached on every grain by a controlled process.

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March 13, 2003
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Filtration Fundamentals

Over the years, water quality has noticeably deteriorated worldwide. This decline in water quality stems from the extreme demand on very limited natural resources. Various principles of filtration are used in many applications to improve the general quality of the water that is being treated. Along with screen filters, coagulation/filtration, neutralizing filters, oxidizing filters, clairifying filters and carbon filters are other treatment methods that may be used.

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Various filter technologies stretch limited natural resources for drinking water

About The Author: 

Bill Kavey, CWS IV, is employed at Kavey Water Equipment Corp., which was acquired by Crane Environmental in January 2002. The merger combined Kavey's strength in pretreatment with Crane Environmental's manufacturing of small, medium and large reverse osmosis systems to provide more complete water purification solutions.

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March 11, 2003
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March 11, 2003
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Zero Waste: A Look at the Future of Reverse Osmosis

Most reverse osmosis systems waste as much as 20 gallons just to produce one gallon of product water. The new technology called "ZeroWaste" eliminates this problem by returning the concentrate water from the reverse osmosis system back to the home's plumbing, resulting in 100 percent efficiency.

About The Author: 

Josh Hanford is the national sales manager for Watts Industries. He is the manager of new product development and serves on the Water Quality Association's RO Task Force.

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March 11, 2003
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March 11, 2003
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Integrated Technology Simplifies Dewatering Process at Two Municipal STPs

The borough of West Mifflin, Penn., is a community located about nine miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. For years, the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority (WMSSMA) hauled liquid from its New England STP (a 1.2 mgd plant) to the Thompson Run facility (a 4.5 mgd plant), where it was processed on a belt press for dewatering. However, the hauling and associated labor proved very costly, and it was not always easy to coordinate dewatering schedules for both plants.
Additionally in the late 1990s, the WMSSMA faced a requirement to achieve higher cake solids and provide odor control that would respect nearby homes and businesses. Moreover, space constraints and staffing reductions necessitated a simple-to-operate installation.

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Editorial Emphasis

About The Author: 

Robert W. (Bob) Mau is USFilter's municipal wastewater dewatering systems technical sales manager for the eastern United States. Mau joined USFilter in 1993 as southeast technical sales manager for both municipal and industrial applications. He has spent more than 30 years in the liquid filtration and sludge dewatering industry, and has held positions in product development, site testing, direct sales and sales management.
Dean Clemons is the operations manager for the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority. During his 32 years with the WMSSMA, Clemons has worked as plant operator at the Thompson Run and New England plants, plant mechanic, and belt filter press operator. He is certified by the State of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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February 21, 2003
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Municipalities Tap into Benefits of EDR Water Treatment

No one wants to drink radium, nitrates or arsenic. However, if not for some technologically advanced methods of removing these contaminants, we all might be sipping on some very unhealthy water.

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Information for this article was contributed by Ionics, Inc., Watertown, Mass.

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February 4, 2003
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Point-of-Use Reverse Osmosis

As the residential point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) industry approaches its 35th anniversary, it is time for a reality check on the industry's progress to date as well as a look ahead to new technologies or improvements that the industry may introduce for POU RO systems in 2003.

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Looking for Answers in 2003 and Beyond

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Tony Pagliaro is marketing manager at Nimbus Water Systems.

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January 31, 2003
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Arsenic Treatment Options for the Southwest

While high concentrations of arsenic are found mostly in the Western region of the United States, parts of the Midwest and New England show levels of arsenic
that exceed the newly approved U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Individuals not willing to wait for their water system's compliance with the arsenic standard currently are looking for treatment systems to use in their homes. POU and even point-of-entry (POE) treatment systems are an attractive solution for these individuals. The process should begin with a basic understanding of arsenic contamination and the element's chemistry, a complete water quality analysis of the application-specific water and the knowledge of available technologies.

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January 31, 2003
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