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Water Utilities Tackle PFAS Remediation

May 9, 2024 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) is linked to increased risk of a variety of health concerns to humans and other mammals, including some cancers. Many PFASs were…

Needing Every Last Drop: Western States Are Recycling Wastewater in a Variety of Ways

November 30, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A rendering shows the interior view of the membrane treatment area at the Advanced Water Purification Facility being developed in El Paso, Texas. As water…

Effects of the EPA WOTUS SCOTUS Decision on Engineering

October 11, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over “adjacent wetlands” to those having a continuous surface…

Wildfire Endangers Drinking Water: Lessons from Colorado’s Marshall Fire

June 5, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Private wells are particularly vulnerable to contamination from wildfires. Whelton and his students spent a week in January 2023 conducting free water testing for these wells in the Louisville, Colo., area. Pictured is Kristofer Isaacson, a Purdue graduate…

Smart Ponds: Hurricane Ian Tests Stormwater Technology

May 10, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A Smart Pond installation at Babcock Ranch in Florida. Just a few months after Florida’s Port Tampa Bay installed National Stormwater Trust (NST) Smart Pond technology, Hurricane Ian made landfall in the area, causing extensive flood and wind damage—but…

New Water Resource Recovery Facility for ‘Beer City USA‘

February 2, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) conditioning system recovers and conditions methane to pipeline-quality natural gas used by the city of Grand Rapids’ public transportation system and the city’s natural-gas-powered vehicles. With more than 40 breweries, the…

Drones Becoming Integral for Infrastructure Projects

November 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Trevor Byrd, LSIT, Anderson Engineering survey party chief, uses a drone to inspect a bridge over the Spring River in Carthage, Mo. (American Public Works Association) Ed Bartels, P.E., L.S., assistant county engineer for Johnson County, Iowa, calls himself…

The Purple Pioneers: Irvine Ranch Water District Continues To Innovate

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

IRWD’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant repurposes water for multiple uses. The Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has always set itself apart as a proactive and pioneering organization in mitigating environmental challenges. In the early 1980s, for example,…

New Wittpenn Bridge Demonstrates the Criticality of Inspection

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

An estimated 178 million trips are taken across the nation’s more than 617,000 bridges, but approximately 7.5 percent of the nation’s bridges are considered structurally deficient, and 42 percent of all bridges are at least 50 years old. Considering recent…

Data Centers: Provide Unique Circumstances and Challenges for Stormwater Detention

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Carol Brzozowski This article is based on a webcam interview recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a video of the full interview at the top of this page or by visiting bit.ly/3FxF3o4 E-commerce…