Golden Opportunity
After abruptly losing access to a significant portion of its water supply during a severe drought, the city of Golden, Colorado, responded by employing innovative approaches to design...

Water Treatment Plant Design
Let a team of water treatment plant design experts . with contributions from more than 30 international authorities -- give you comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment...

Water and Wastewater Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Loss Mitigation Overview
The basic steps of a loss mitigation program for water and wastewater systems are briefly described in this section. These steps demonstrate how the checklists may be used to compliment...

Storage, Distribution, and Collection Components
This chapter provides an overview of water and wastewater storage, distribution, and collection components. Checklists are included....

Treatment Facilities and Components
This chapter provides an overview of water and wastewater treatment facilities and components. Checklists are included....

Support Equipment
This chapter provides an overview of water and wastewater support equipment. Checklists are included....

Administration, Operations and Maintenance Facility Contents
This chapter provides an overview of water and wastewater administration, operations and maintenance facility contents. Checklists are included....

Saving the Bay
By reducing the level of nutrients in their discharges, wastewater treatment plants within the Chesapeak Bay's vast watershed are putting much less environmental pressure...

The Case for Cleaning
When sanitary sewer systems overflow during heavy rainstorms, the crisis is often attributed to the sheer volume of water inundating the system. In many cases, however, the lines would...

Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring
The State of the Art
Prepared by the Task Committee on the State of the Art in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Design of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. ...

Wetlands at Work
As urbanization spread to the southern portion of Staten Island—the home of New York City's last large stand of freshwater wetlands—the New York City Department of Environmental...

San Diego Delivers
To maintain its ability to provide water to some of its rapidly growing regions, the city of San Diego is simultaneously laying two large diameter pipelines, one carrying potable water...

Pressure Relief
When the two basins making up a 90 acre reservoir in New York needed to be emptied and cleaned, engineers decided to use the 2,750 ft (840 m) long concrete wall dividing them as a dam....

Transforming Crissy Field
The Presidio's Crissy Field in San Francisco has been converted from a military airfield and industrial storage yard into a magnificent urban waterfront park. Thanks to a...

Thinking Deep
An underwater pipeline that has set records for its 55 in. (1,397 mm) diameter and 3,000 ft (914 m) depth stretches nearly 2 mi (3 km) from the shore of Hawaii to bring cold seawater to...

Building the Olivenhain
Engineers in California were hired to create a reservoir capable of providing the San Diego region with 24,000 acre-feet of water during an emergency shortage. The result is the Olivenhain...

Tapping the Desert
As part of an effort to augment the limited supply of freshwater in El Paso, Texas, engineers and planners are eyeing a new source: desalinated water pumped from beneath the desert floor....

A Higher Profile
After an extensive inspection revealed severe corrosion to the substructure of a low-lying bridge over salt water in Norfolk, Virginia, engineers devised a retrofit that included vertical...

Summary of Water Infrastructure Legislation

Closing the Loop
By constructing an enormous pipeline system and a new pumping station, the city of Irving will bring a new supply of water to the Dallas-Fort Worth region and improve the reliability of...

 

 

 

 

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