IN THE DITCH

Trench Safety – A Field Veteran’s POV

August 8, 2018

Trench fatalities and incidents typically occur due to non-compliance with safety protocols. It is not just companies that are negligent, complacency may creep in to any crew’s day to day behaviour...

2017 US WATER INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT

June 24, 2018

This article presents the message of the 2017 Infrastructure Report, U.S.A. The report outlined the demands upon, and challenges faced by those responsible for maintaining a quality, on-demand water supply in the United States.

SAFETY IN THE TRENCH – AN OVERVIEW

March 3, 2018

Trenching qualifies as one of the most dangerous activities in the water industry. Excavating to produce a cut that is deeper than it is wide is, by OSHA’s definition, creating a trench. Trenches are necessary to lay and repair water mains and pipes.

THE EFFECT OF HURRICANE IRMA ON WATER SUPPLY

January 1, 2018

Hurricane Irma’s riot through Florida wreaked havoc, causing billions of dollars of damage. In many areas, untreated water mixed with storm surge water, the dreaded backflow of water actually occurred in many places, creating a potentially lethal supply. The Health officials issued “boil water notices”

WATER BACKFLOW

November 2, 2017

Bacteria, viruses, and protozoan that cause disease are known as pathogens. Most pathogens are generally associated with diseases that cause intestinal illness and affect people in a relatively short amount of time, generally a few days to two weeks. They can cause illness through exposure to small quantities of contaminated water or food, or from direct contact with infected people or animals.

The effect of Earthquakes on Water Mains

November 2, 2017

Natural disasters usually have adverse effects on the water distribution system, as we have recently witnessed in several states during 2017. Here are two examples of cities trying to cope with earthquakes