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Water Tank Mixing 101: Why Mix? & How Do You Choose?

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Monday, March 13, 2017

Back when I was a young “tankie,” we built tanks with one common inlet and outlet pipe because that was the cheapest way to do it. Water quality wasn’t a consideration. I remember a... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water


A Jackpot of Presentations at PRWA

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, March 06, 2017

This year, we’ve hit the jackpot with 7 presentations at the 2017 Pennsylvania Rural Water Association’s Annual Conference, and we’re sharing the wealth [of information]! The... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Engineering  |  Regulations


Pennsylvania Municipal Bid Base Amounts 2017

Posted by Bryon Killian on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The threshold for 2017 have increased after staying stagnant from... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Regulations


DRBC Annual Effluent Reporting Due by 1/31/17

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) requires that all docket and permit holders who discharge effluent within the Delaware River Basin, monitor discharge levels and file annual reports to the... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Wastewater  |  Environmental  |  Regulations


Tank Site Safety: A Storied Habit

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Monday, January 16, 2017

More than 20 years ago, at my former firm, Fisher Tank Company, the then new President, Leo Pasini, made a lasting impression on my mindset toward safety. Leo was a big advocate for safety at work,... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water


DRBC Water Audits Due 3/31/17

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, January 13, 2017

Potable water suppliers who operate within the Delaware River Basin are required by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to complete an annual water audit. These water audits are due to the... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Environmental


Fighting the Looming Operator Void

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Friday, November 04, 2016

A knowledge and experience void is quickly approaching the water & wastewater industries. You may have heard or be seeing first-hand how the water/wastewater operator workforce is aging, and a... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater


When to Inspect Water Tanks & Towers

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Thursday, July 28, 2016

I’ve noticed lately that time speeds up as I get older. Something I thought happened just a couple years ago, was actually five or six.We see this happen with some of our clients regarding... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Engineering


Federal Water & Wastewater Funding Loan Rates Hit Historic Lows

Posted by Bryon Killian on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Early last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) lowered water and waste disposal loan interest rates for the 3rd quarter, to historic lows. Rates range... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Environmental  |  Budgeting & Funding


Who Says Talk Is Cheap? Especially Water Talk!

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Monday, April 04, 2016

Every spring and fall, we enjoy an abundance of water and wastewater conferences that give us the chance to see (and hug!) so many of our clients, old friends, and new friends, plus share our water... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water


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