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  • Los Angeles covers reservoir waters with ´shade balls´

    Los Angeles has been blackballed. The city has completed a program of covering open-air reservoirs with floating "shade balls" to protect water quality. City officials this week dumped the last 20,000 of 96 million black balls into the Los Angeles Reservoir in Sylmar, 25 miles northwest of downtown. The 4-inch-diameter plastic balls block sunlight from penetrating the 175-acre surface of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scottdale`s Chaparral Water Treatment Plant Earns Two Awards for Excellence

    Black & Veatch-designed Facility Receives Regional Recognition With related site work still under construction, Scottsdale’s ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • No Leak Too Small: Portuguese Water Management Company Rolls Out Smartball Tool To Detect Leak On Critical Young Transmission Main

    Drinking water systems degrade over time, with the useful life of the pipe and component parts often lasting for decades. Of course, age is only part of the equation. The deterioration of any particular pipeline depends on a multitude of factors, including pipe material and class. To complicate matters, factors such as soil environment, chemical properties of the water, climate changes, and ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Mud Cat™ Auger Dredge used in `Perfect Project`

    Experienced public works directors don't need a crystal ball to see into the future. When the EPA established new water quality regulations in 2005, the public works officials in Cobb County, Georgia, knew that major rehabilitation work at their water treatment plants was on the horizon. The Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) in suburban Atlanta recently completed the largest dredging ...

  • First flush diverters for improving rainwater quality

    A first flush diverter helps maintain your rainwater tank clean by removing debris, dust and any solid excretory product that accumulates on your roof as well as in your gutters around rainfalls to be expelled out at the very start of the water assemblage process. The more refined your rainwater is entering to your system, the less polluted your water will likely be when you utilize it. ...


    By Superwall Systems

  • Carbon capture and storage - reality or illusion

    Carbon capture and storage has become a hot topic in the business press recently, touted by some as the emission reducing key to continued use of fossil fuels, and panned by others as a great green scam perpetrated by the oil and gas industry. The truth is carbon capture and storage is anything but an illusion; but making it a commercial scale reality - at least in Canada - will require a great ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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