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Water Tank - Case study
Topics: Potable, ice buildup, stratification/water age, short-circuiting, chlorine Overview: This tank is an elevated single pedestal, welded steel pedisphere. The height of this tank is 110 ft. and diameter is 30 ft. This tank has a capacity of 100,000 gallons. This system meets the potable needs of this community of approximately 789 residents. The water comes from two groundwater wells, ...
Isla Del Sol Drive – Galveston, TX – Galveston County- Case Study
In Spring 2009, Galveston City staff submitted an application for federal stimulus money for multiple "Shovel-ready" projects. This Isla Del Sol water tower project was approved along with the Jamaica Beach water tower, a 16-inch water line for 13 Mile Road to Jamaica Beach, and a few other projects. This tower project went out for bids on November 17th, 2009 and on December 10th 2009, Galveston ...
How to Find a Cheap Root Barrier?
Imagine that when you spend time, money, and energy on designing a hard landscape, the last thing you want to see is that it is destroyed. Yet, if you are not prepared, you may find that this happens when the root system of the tree grows. In fact, if there is no root barrier, the tree root network can usually expand outward and upward at will. Tree species, climate zone, soil composition, and ...
Creative skimmer solution endures environment and reduces costs
WCI Steel, a steel manufacturer in Warren, Ohio, needed an uncommon solution to a fairly common problem - removing grease and other contaminants from their outdoor circulating water system. They turned to Abanaki Corporation, Oil Skimmer Division in Chagrin Falls, Ohio for the answer. Each week, WCI Steel uses 200 gallons of grease on a roll out table to keep steel slabs from rolling off the ...
Texas 2021 Deep Freeze: War Stories from the Water Utility Frontline
What happened in Texas last week? Texas is no stranger to natural disasters. However, this recent winter storm was a perfect confluence of events that brought Texas’ critical infrastructure to its knees. Peak energy demand outstripped supply as power generation was crippled by record low temperatures, resulting in state-wide rolling blackouts for days. Water utilities went to war with ...
By SWAN Forum
City of Galveston Case Study
The City of Galveston Uses PIPEMINDER Pressure Monitors to Revitalise System and Improve Resilience For The City of Galveston, the summer of 2022 marked the biggest vacation season since before the pandemic, ballooning the island’s population from 50,000 to 250,000 from May to September. While the volume of water was not a problem, the City’s water utility struggled to get water to ...
By Syrinix Ltd
Patoka Lake Plant upgrade requires new control valves
Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District (PLRWSD) serves 11 counties in southern Indiana with a population of around 130,000. The distribution of water travels through approximately 850 miles of pipe ranging in size from sizes 3 to 30 inches and includes numerous elevated towers or tanks in each District Metered Area (DMA). The treatment facilities are fed by an intake structure located ...
Dependable Pretreatment for UF Membrane Water Treatment System
Lake Forest is a small upper class community along the west shore of Lake Michigan about 35 miles north of downtown Chicago, IL. In 1890 a group of residents started the Lake Forest Water Company on the present site to provide water for the residents of the community. Prior to the spring of 2004, the Lake Forest Water Plant provided traditional water treatment. Coagulating chemicals were added to ...
Automatic control valves: how to assess ACV applications
As automation and computers claimed a foothold in the operation and control of reservoirs and elevated water tanks, the industry moved the valve control from mechanical automatic control valves (ACV) to actuated butterfly and ball valves. The primary reason? Actuators can be controlled by SCADA systems, which have been almost universally implemented in modern water systems. Because of this, ...
Keeping Tanks Online and Divers Out of the Water
Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction brings piece of mind to customers with regular and efficient mini remotely operated vehicle inspections Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction (HSAC) is a commercial diving company based in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Operating since 1994, HSAC recently added a Deep Trekker mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to their team to improve potable water and ...
Pebble Beach Community Services District backup monitoring to an existing SCADA system - Case Study
Most people, not just golfers, recognize the name Pebble Beach as being one of the premier residential communities. Nestled on the shoreline and bluffs of the California Monterey peninsula, Pebble Beach is home to hundreds of multi-million dollar estates and some of the most meticulously maintained golf courses in the world. One course, the Pebble Beach golf links, hosts the annual Pebble Beach ...
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