Project Profile: Rapid Repair Restores Water Service

The Water Department for the City of Haines City, Florida serves 20,000 customers, and oversees and maintains: 89 miles of water mains ranging from 2 to 30 inches 7 miles of reclaimed water 40 miles of force mains, and 51 miles of gravity sewer mains with 850 manholes Utility foreman James Coker has worked for […]

cyanobacteria surface water

Recommendations for Optimizing Conventional Treatment for the Removal of Cyanobacteria and Toxins

The incidence of cyanobacterial blooms in surface water is a phenomenon that, while familiar to members of the water community, draws concern and questions from populations worldwide. Despite the industry’s knowledge about this topic, the fact remains that as climate change, continued urbanization, and intensified nutrient loading of source waters increases the risk of more […]

Guest Commentary: Integrated Water Resources Management

It is often said that we live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. It may be overlooked that our water systems have always been interconnected, integrated systems that are managed by numerous utilities, municipalities, and governing bodies. Water systems impact how the world’s communities develop, are key economic drivers, and offer public health and […]

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Contamination Warning System

Case Study: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Contamination Warning System Pilot Program

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission employs a sweeping contamination warning system to safeguard its 2.6 million customers against biological and chemical threats. Lessons learned in developing the system present insight for other utilities in securing their operations.