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Blog Archives: 2015


Revised Total Coliform Rule Basics

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, November 30, 2015

Public water suppliers across the nation have until April 1, 2016 to comply with the EPA’s Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), but what exactly is changing? Total coliforms will now be used as... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water


Lowering Wastewater Energy Use & Costs

Posted by Bryon Killian on Thursday, September 10, 2015

It is estimated that 10-20% of water and wastewater energy consumption can be reduced with conservation and operational changes. With energy costs representing a majority of annual operating... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Wastewater  |  Energy Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Engaging in Advocacy

Posted by Scott Compton on Thursday, July 30, 2015

As licensed professionals, architects and engineers are governed by federal, state and local laws. Those laws are constantly changing in ways that affect our practice.  In every legislative... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Architectural  |  Engineering


Water and Sewer Tapping Fees

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As of June 2015, it has been 10 years since the effective date of Act 57. Act 57 required all water and sewer tapping fees across Pennsylvania to be recalculated in accordance with new requirements... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Budgeting & Funding


Financing Options for Energy Projects

Posted by Bryan Haag on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Whether you are looking to replace lighting, install new boilers, install a combined heat and power (CHP) central boiler, you’re going to need to pay for it somehow. The good news is that today... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding


When is a Meeting Necessary?

Posted by Lenette Wells on Friday, April 10, 2015

Whether you are working through next year’s budget, looking at your list of deferred maintenance projects, or planning to implement a specific project, having conversations and gleaning input... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management  |  Facility Planning & Management


Advancing the Condensing Boiler’s Outdoor Linear Reset

Posted by Bryan Haag on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When it comes to condensing boilers, the lower the water temperature, the more efficiently the system will run, with some systems 96% efficient and above, under optimum conditions. Today’s... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Mechanical


DRBC Water Audits Due 3/31/15

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, March 02, 2015

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


PA-DEP Finds Little Potential Health Exposure Risks with Marcellus Natural Gas TENORM

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA-DEP) recently published study findings related to radiation exposure health risks to the public and workers from the Technically Enhanced... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Environmental  |  Natural Gas


America’s Energy Consumption is on the Right Track

Posted by Jeff Euclide on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Using less energy is always good. Lower costs and environmental impacts, pay dividends, both on the bottom line and environment.Relatively quietly, Americans have been using less and less energy to... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management


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