District Sales Engineer Andy Singer has spent enough time troubleshooting problems in the field that not much surprises him anymore. When it comes to dry barrel fire hydrants, though, he still gets a chuckle out of some of his more outrageous experiences. Here is his educational and entertaining take on the care and maintenance of fire hydrants, and ways to maximize a utility’s return on what potentially can be a 50+-year infrastructure investment.
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39th Annual Technical Training Workshop & Exhibition May 21 - 23, 2018, at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.
It’s been a year since the emergency drought order was lifted following the state’s rough five-year stretch. But now some are concerned that water use is back to pre-drought levels.
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The superintendent of the Bolton wastewater treatment facility has been arrested for allegedly falsifying the sampling results of state regulated wastewater tests, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.
The NYSDEC has introduced a new online map tool, called DECinfo Locator, that can be found at https://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/109457.html. This map-based web tool can be used to find and lookup information on a variety of NYSDEC regulated facilities, including wastewater
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $5.5 billion in credit that could finance over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6, 2018.
URGENT – WE NEED OUR MEMBERSHIPS HELP
NYRWA is calling on our membership for urgent assistance. We need you, our valued members, to reach out to your elected officials and ask that they write a letter to your NYS Assembly and Senate Leaders asking for their support of the Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program (SWAP) Bill S3292/A3907A, Sponsored by NYS Senator James Tedisco and Assemblyman Phillip Steck.
In early February, while undertaking an Energy Efficiency Assessment for the Village of North Collins I discovered an energy program sponsored by Erie County, with substantially lower energy costs (approximately $0.02 - $0.03 kw/h).
On February 27th, Leah Harnish, Legislative Liaison Community News distributed the following up-date: