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Potable reuse is a drought-resilient water supply diversification strategy that many cities are considering for supplementing their water supply.

Although many water sources can be demonstrated to contain treated wastewater contributions, discussion of potable reuse is generally confined to the intentional contribution of wastewater return flows for expansion of water availability. Potable reuse is often distinguished between direct and indirect configurations, depending on whether the return flow is released to an intervening environmental buffer....

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One of the first steps in pump-station design is to determine what type of pump station best suits the system’s needs.

The type of pump station sets the stage for the design of the entire facility. Some specific design items the designer will need to consider when selecting a type of pump station include: system curve, initial demand and expansion requirements, pump availability, storage requirements, NPSH available, maintenance and cost.

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Read More - The Right Direction: Vertical Versus Horizontal Pump Stations

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Zebra mussels have quickly become one of the most significant challenges to raw water supply systems in Texas.

Entities across the state are spending precious capital dollars to protect vital infrastructure and to remove ongoing infestations that block critical facilities and reduce available capacity for water treatment and raw water pumping operations. As the proliferation of these mussels continues to grow, it is imperative to protect this infrastructure from this invasive species.

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In an effort to help clients identify sustainable and resilient solutions for addressing tomorrow’s water challenges, a Freese and Nichols delegation joined the national conversation on the future of water supply and management.

Serving as a delegation at the One Water Summit last week in Austin, our team heard presentations from utilities from across the country who are implementing successful programs in utility consolidation, green infrastructure, drought/flood management, rural development, smart technology,...

Read More - Taking the One Water Concept Further

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Automating the aeration and disinfection processes and completing other updates at SAWS’ Leon Creek Water Recycling Center serving the San Antonio area resulted in improved operations and cost savings on electricity, chemical and labor.

The project for the San Antonio Water System required an innovative approach to design – and construction of a bypass pumping installation to keep the plant running at 100% during the extensive repair and replacement of equipment.

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Read More - SAWS Leon Creek WRC Rehab Project Featured in WE&T Magazine

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As dam owners across the country have learned in dramatic fashion, disasters usually happen quickly though the conditions that cause them typically build up over time.

Whether your emergency results from a hurricane, a spillway collapse or vandalism, you as a dam owner/manager can be ready with a well-developed, up-to-date and practiced Emergency Action Plan.

Our guidance for knowing what to consider, how to prepare and how to respond recently was featured...

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Desalination remains a practical and affordable solution for water supply. Next in our Sustainable Water Management Series, representatives from the Texas Water Development Board, City of Corpus Christi and Freese and Nichols weigh in on the successes of desalination so far in Texas. They’ll also cover the scientific and policy lessons learned so far.

  • Texas Brackish Groundwater Science and Policy:
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Read More - Making Desalination an Affordable Water Supply Solution

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Note: This is the fourth part in a series about the AWIA of 2018. Read the first here , second here and third here.

On Aug. 1, the U.S. EPA released additional information related to the American Water Infrastructure Act of 2018...

Read More - AWIA of 2018: EPA Releases Aug. 1 Baseline Threat Guidance

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TagsEPA, water infrastructure, resiliency, asset management, asset, emergency response, AWIA of 2018,

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