Water Blog

Feb
01

Source Water

Sudden and massive growths of algae in lakes or reservoirs.

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Jan
31

Instrumentation & IT

A system that enables system operators to monitor and control the distribution system from a single location by the use of telemetry and control systems.

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Jan
30

Disinfection

The maximum chlorine gas withdrawal rate from a one-ton container at 70°F is

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Jan
30

Source Water

Organisms (bacteria, viruses, and cysts) capable of causing disease. (giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, typhoid, cholera, dysentery)

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Jan
29

Water Main Installation

For a given excavation in a specific soil there is a certain angle at which the surrounding soil will not slide or cave into the trench.

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Jan
28

Water Quality

A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.

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Jan
28

Lime Softening

Quicklime that has been combined with water.  Also called slaked lime or calcium hydroxide.

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Jan
27

Distribution System

Any connection between a potable water system and another fluid system through which contamination could enter the potable water system.  

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