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A 2.5 Inch Hydrant Outlet is 2.5 Inches. Right?

May 31, 2023

Not quite. What exactly do you get with a 2 ½ inch hydrant outlet? It depends a lot on where you are and when the hydrants were manufactured. There..

Pre-Computer Computation

May 26, 2023

Engineering usually involves a good deal of time solving complicated systems of equations. A century ago, engineers spent much of their time..

Water Distribution System Analysis History

May 16, 2023

The story of the history of water distribution system analysis (WDSA) is pretty fascinating, at least to me. There have been a large number of..

Implementing Innovation in Water Distribution Systems—Where do you Start?

May 1, 2023

In last week’s blog, Neil Grigg, one of the most respected water resources engineers for several decades, discussed how innovation could solve a lot..

Effective Water Distribution Systems are Vital - How are We Doing with Innovation?

April 24, 2023

The week we have a guest blogger in Dr. Neil Grigg from Colorado State Univ., an internationally known water resources engineer, writing about..

Pump Efficiency vs. Specific Energy

April 14, 2023

I think we all agree that we want pumps to run efficiently. It’s one of the few things in this world that pretty much everyone agrees on. And with..

Classic Works in Water and Wastewater

March 27, 2023

Just as there are classics in literature like Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, there are classic works in water and wastewater...

Moving Away from Paper?

March 16, 2023

There is no doubt about it, the world is going digital, and the water industry is going along with it. I’m on board with the trend as it is generally..

What Good is a Single Hydrant Flow Test?

February 21, 2023

A few months ago, I wrote a comparing a two-hydrant flow test with a flow test that uses only one hydrant. I explained that a single hydrant flow..

Are Two Heads Better Than One?

February 2, 2023

When I started in the water profession many years ago, there was a clear distinction between the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the..