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How Do You Decide Where to Put Isolation Valves? - Conclusion

November 30, 2023

I didn’t get much response to the question I posed in a recent blog about the best placement of isolation valves. Either readers thought the question..

The R Words – Reliability, Resilience, Redundancy, R…

November 13, 2023

We all know the meanings of the R words listed in the title of this blog (at least we think we do). In everyday speech, however, we use them somewhat..

How Do You Decide Where to Put Isolation Valves?

October 27, 2023

Last year, I wrote a blog on “How many valves are enough?” I’m following up on that now with a quick survey on how engineers decide on where to put..

What’s the Right C Factor?

October 23, 2023

Pipe manufacturers have been feuding forever to prove that their pipe has better head loss characteristics than their competitors. I’m certainly not..

Are You Flood Ready?

October 19, 2023

Co-Authors: Rua Suleiman, and Luís FernandesFlash floods in urban areas are becoming increasingly common, causing widespread devastation and loss of..

Sewer Flow in 2 Dimensions

October 5, 2023

In a sewer or stormwater utility, flow can generally be considered one-dimensional (1D). Flow passes through linear conduits, channels, culverts, and..

What Should AWWA’s Dechlorination Standard Say?

September 28, 2023

We all know that chlorine is a toxic chemical. That’s why we use it to kill harmful microbes in drinking water, but we don’t want to chlorinate to..

How to Spend Your End of Year Budget Sensibly

September 19, 2023

Do you have remaining budget? Are you wondering what to do for your end of year budget spending? This article will provide guidance on how to spend..

I Want Help Now

September 15, 2023

We’ve all been there. You have a problem with your internet, a new dishwasher, or software … Typically, your next step is to go on the service..

How to (Successfully) Do a Distribution System Shutdown

August 25, 2023

Valves tend to be the most ignored appurtenances in our systems … until you need them, then they are the most valuable. If you never had to shut down..