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Archive for February, 2012

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Buying Watts by the Gallon?

Written by Ron Steiger

Remember all that “people watching” you did at the mall last holiday season?  Pretty entertaining, right?  …right until a really out-of-control child started a scream scene. Did you ever stop to look at the screaming child’s sibling? Did anyone notice or care what that child was doing or feeling?

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Time and Money — Water Modernization

Written by Kyle Reissner

As developing countries’ economies emerge and developed countries’ economies mature, a common concern for water treatment and distribution systems surfaces. No matter how developed a country’s economy is, its water treatment and distribution systems demand modernization.

The results of modernization can be broken down into two categories: time and money.

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Is even more credit due to water / wastewater operators?

Written by Alan Hinchman

Congratulations! Water / wastewater operators were recently listed as the #2 job Americans can’t live without. As I reviewed the other jobs on the list, I questioned whether they could exist without my favorite natural resource: water. For example, water plays a huge part in job #5 — telecommunications equipment installers and repairers.

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Water regulations – What’s a state to do?

Written by Martin Byars

August 26, 2011. 11:36 a.m. What, you don’t recognize the date? This was the day the clerk of court of the U.S. House of Representatives uploaded Title 33 of the current U.S. Code, entitled, “Navigation and Navigable Waters.” One of its 51 chapters in particular, chapter 26, is where you’ll find “Water Pollution, Prevention and Control.” Right in the first paragraph, it states that, “The objective of this chapter is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.” In essence, this is the nexus of our nation’s water regulations.

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