Insights by Troy Gallagher

Treated water affects beer quality
Treated water affects beer quality

Have you ever considered how the minerals in your water affects the taste of your beer?

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Preparing for your water and wastewater utility assessment
Preparing for your water and wastewater utility assessment

Across the United States, state environmental enforcement agencies require drinking water and wastewater utilities to perform quality assessments.

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One Water: Reuse wastewater in your water supply
One Water: Reuse wastewater in your water supply

Reuse wastewater?! Yes, it’s not only possible but it can save money, increase your community’s water supply and protect the environment.

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The Flint water crisis: Could it happen in your community?
The Flint water crisis: Could it happen in your community?

The water crisis in Flint has everyone thinking about lead in drinking water supplies. Many have asked me if they should be concerned about their own drinking water.

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Upgrading leaky water distribution systems
Upgrading leaky water distribution systems

Great design of a water distribution system while maintaining pressure control requires careful consideration of valve location, water demand and the valve enclosures.

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Review of town’s water treatment plant delivers $285K annually
Review of town’s water treatment plant delivers $285K annually

Regular evaluations of your water treatment plant and chemical feed systems can make a significant impact on your plant’s operational cost and the quality of your water supply.

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Holistic approach to glycol runoff management and treatment
Holistic approach to glycol runoff management and treatment

Use of glycol-based aircraft deicers generates runoff that airports must control to protect the integrity of nearby water bodies.

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Selenium, a stormwater runoff concern
Selenium, a stormwater runoff concern

Selenium is an essential nutrient, but in excessive amounts it can be detrimental to our natural wildlife.

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Septage hauler treatment system options
Septage hauler treatment system options

In the past, septic haulers with land application permits disposed of collected residential septage by spreading the anaerobically-treated material on farm fields.

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School’s not out: Water and wastewater operators
School’s not out: Water and wastewater operators

Continuing education is not a ploy by a regulatory agency to increase their revenues. It is a critical step in remaining competent.

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