WaterWorks

WaterWorks News: The recent winter months brought about 150 water main breaks to the city of Jackson, MS. Some of the cities’ 100-year old pipes that are made of pit cast iron became brittle and were prone to breakage when the ground shifted due to the freezing temperatures, many of which are buried in clay.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

Trepidation: [n.] a feeling of alarm or dread.
As we approached 2009 with an economy in free fall and zero confidence in any kind of positive funding trend, public works officials approached the coming year with extreme trepidation.

Work begins on California water supply pipeline
California American Water has begun work on a pipeline in Del Rey Oaks that will help to address water supply issues on the Monterey Peninsula.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) kicked off a landmark rehabilitation project Jan. 7, marking the first time WSSC has been awarded federal funding for a reconstruction project through the Maryland Department of the Environment.

UCT offers a unique educational program specifically for those in the water works industry. The 4th Annual WaterWorks Conference offers a variety of new ideas and strategies throughout the one-day conference, which will be held on Jan. 19.

The Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and UCT teamed up to host a regional WaterWorks Conference at the University of Houston, Houston, TX, on Oct. 26-27.

The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD) of Denver, CO, successfully completed a significant manhole rehabilitation project on its South Thornton Interceptor this past summer.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Most major American cities today face multiple challenges to provide basic water and sanitary services.

Marquette Law School launches water law curriculum
Loma Linda makes decision on consolidation
UN Global Compact Cities Programme welcomes Milwaukee, taps region’s freshwater expertise

Syndicate content