In the Ditch

SAFETY IN THE TRENCH – AN OVERVIEW

November 2, 2017

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

November 2, 2017

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