Jun 22, 2018

July 2018

This May, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) invited my colleagues and I to take a tour of some of the city’s waterways, including the Chicago River’s intake at Lake Michigan and a portion of the river downtown. Among…
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Erik Bernal got a wakeup call. The storm and its effects brought the topic of water quality to the front of his mind. After seeing the damage and underwater infrastructure, he was skeptical when…
When talking to clients about their brands, I have found that most think branding refers to their logo, the font they use in their brochure or a graphic on their service vans. However, branding is not just a logo—it is everything about a business.…
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, the 155-mph winds took down the electric grid and public water system, leaving the Caribbean island dark, flooded and stranded. Not long after, Planet Water Foundation and its partners responded…
It seems that every day you pick up the newspaper, read an article online or receive a water treatment industry email about another city or area reporting elevated lead levels in their service lines and policymakers searching for ways to eliminate those…
Ion exchange is a versatile tool in a water treatment engineer’s toolbox and is useful to target trace contaminants. Ion exchange resin systems generally are safe, robust and effective methods to remove contaminants such as chromate, uranium, radium,…
In May 2018, the Water Well Trust, a national nonprofit that helps low-income Americans gain access to clean water supplies, completed its 100th water well. Since the program was launched in 2012, the organization has helped 240 individuals in 10 states…
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