Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth of grime and pollutants.

It’s little surprise then, that a growing number of municipalities face a problem: Their aging pipes are so filled with sludge and biofilm that it is reducing the speed at which they can pump water. This means that pumps have to work harder in these systems, increasing the energy costs and the expenses that these cities face when providing drinking water to residents and commercial buildings.

To continue reading the above article, published by Dan Rafter for Water Efficiency News, click the following link.

Do you think there is a need for such solutions locally? Would such solutions be applicable in terms of maintenance in the future? Comment below.

Acumen Free Fall Courses

From time to time Acumen offers free courses to assist persons in gaining valuable skills for leadership in the 21st century. By partnering with colleagues, friends, family members and even like-minded individuals around the world one can tackle courses that ensure accountability, as well as, create a better learning experience for those participating in the courses.

I have been recently provided with a list of their free fall courses (Running from September 2017 – February 2018). To learn more about Acumen courses and read articles from their Acumen Journal click here.

I do hope you take the opportunity to try out some of their courses. Enjoy!

32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium

The 32nd Annual WateReuse Symposium will be held on September 10-13 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the nation’s preeminent conference on water reuse and the only conference that is dedicated solely to advancing the policy, technology, innovation and public acceptance of water reuse.

This year’s Symposium will feature:

  • More than 100 presentations, panel discussions, and workshops.
  • technical tour with a stops at the Town of Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and the Scottsdale Water’s Reclamation and Advanced Water Treatment Plant.
  • The AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge —sample beers made with purified recycled water.
  • Dinner with dancing at The Duce and an optional baseball game (Arizona Diamondbacks versus the Colorado Rockies).
  • Annual awards luncheon.

To learn more about this conference and register you can click on the following link.