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The World of Water Flows into Philadelphia

Posted by Steve Riley on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

top water minds in our backyardThis June, tens of thousands of water and wastewater system owners, operators, engineers, and professionals from all over the globe will converge in Philadelphia. The... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water


Water Tank Drone Inspections: Best Practices

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Drones - You’re seeing them everywhere and you probably know someone who has one. Maybe it’s you! I’m sure you are thinking of all the ways a drone can make your jobs easier, safer,... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Municipal Engineering


New Annual Fees for DRBC Docket Holders

Posted by Lori Burkert on Thursday, May 04, 2017

It’s been 8 years since the Delaware River Basic Commission (DRBC) last changed their fee structure, so to keep up with inflation and stabilize and sustain funding, significant changes went... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Stormwater  |  Environmental  |  Regulations


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


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