Jul 01, 2015

July 2015

As we get into the full swing of summer, water is often the focal point of fun, whether that means a trip to the local pool, a water balloon fight in the backyard or a day boating on a lake.  It also means that it has been almost one year since Toledo,…
When Daniel Scott got his start in the water industry a decade ago, a job with a plumbing company was simply that—a job. “To be completely honest, I needed a job at the time and I found a plumber who was hiring,” he said. “I found out that I loved it and…
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has established a new modular education program (MEP) that will be required prior to taking certification tests for all certification categories moving forward. This program lends new credibility not only to the industry in…
According to the United Nations, 10 years from now there will be more than 37 megacities around the world with populations of more than 10 million. Four of those cities will be in North America: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.-…
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has catalyzed renewed interest in both ultraviolet (UV) and ozone for recreational water treatment as a result of its recommendation, set forth in the Model Aquatic Health Code, to utilize these…
A process and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), also known as a plumbing and instrumentation diagram, is a schematic of symbols that represents a complex system, such as a water treatment system. The symbols represent equipment such as filters,…
Golden Valley Electric Assn. (GVEA), a not-for-profit electric cooperative in the Alaska Interior, runs a two-unit coal-fired power plant in Healy, Alaska. A major power source for Alaska with 3,177 miles of transmission and distribution line, if this…
Faucets are the most used and abused fittings in a plumbing system. We use faucets to draw water for drinking and washing multiple times a day, every day. They are exposed to different types of water passing through them, at different pressures and…
You may have heard the saying, “Garbage in, garbage out.” But have you ever taken the time to think about what it truly means? How about this one: “You’ll get out of it what you put into it.” Or this: “The chain is only as strong as the weakest link.” I…
Last summer, the city of Toledo, Ohio, made headlines when a do-not-use order affecting 400,000 residents was issued due to microcystin contamination. Caused by a bloom of blue-green algae in Lake Erie, the contaminant forced people to turn to bottled…
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