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Why Influent Monitoring Matters for Design and Operations

October 26, 2020

Presented at the GAWP Virtual Fall 2020 Conference Series.

Raw wastewater influent is a critical factor governing the design and daily performance of water resource recovery facilities. Despite its criticality for design and operations, influent flow and water quality monitoring often...

FEMA Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) Technical Workshop

October 19, 2020

Presented at the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management 2020 conference.

This workshop describes what the FEMA Letter of Map Change (LOMC) process looks like, with a focus on the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) process. For projects that fall within or near a flood hazard area, part...

A Strategic Step in Fort Worth Water’s Asset Management Journey

February 27, 2020

Fort Worth Water (FWW) has been traveling the asset management journey for many years. Recently, FWW made a strategic step toward its asset management journey by moving toward an overarching asset management governance for its program using the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Six Subject...

Wastewater Asset Management: Minimize Risk and Optimize Performance

July 10, 2019

Presented at the Esri User Conference 2019 with NTMWD's Shannon Knox.

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has begun a 10-year Condition Assessment Program to conduct multi-sensor inspection (MSI) of approximately 710,000 LF of gravity mains. The MSI data is used to...

What is AWIA? And What Am I Required to do?

May 09, 2019

Presented at the Georgia Rural Water Association Spring Conference.

Minimize Your Footprint and Maintenance Headaches

April 16, 2019

Trench type wet wells have been found to be suitable for various design parameters. Wet pit and dry pit/wet pit with vertical turbine solidshandling (VTSH), submersible and/or non-clog centrifugal pumps are compatible with trench type wet wells. It can also be applied to potable water, activated...

Taking AIM At Asset Management

April 04, 2019

Presented at the Texas Water conference in Houston by Allison Blake, Freese and Nichols, and John Logan, Trinity River Authority.

The Trinity River Authority (TRA) has taken aim at asset management by implementing a system wide asset management program at each of their facilities in...

Learning From Our Neighbors

April 04, 2019

While it may be true that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” there are many instances where a community wants to be independent from their neighbors and blaze their own path. However, when it comes to being prepared in the event of a natural disaster, it is acceptable and encouraged...

Getting to the Root of Erosion – Dendrogeomorphology as a Streambank Erosion Assessment Tool

April 03, 2019

Damages associated with erosion and sedimentation processes have negative economic, infrastructural, ecological, and water resource impacts on numerous watersheds throughout the United States. Understanding and assessing these processes is essential to sustainable watershed and infrastructure...

Enabling Success in Enterprise Asset Management

March 08, 2019

The Trinity River Authority (TRA) Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) Treatment Plant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has implemented an asset management plan. TRA strives to implement efficient and effective operations throughout the Authority, and their asset management plan...