The Aftermath of the Hurricane Affects the Cavalier State’s Oyster Terrain

Oct 17

The Aftermath of the Hurricane Affects the Cavalier State’s Oyster Terrain

The recent hurricane which induced a state of emergency for numerous cities succeeded in dumping as much as 13 inches of rain in sections of the Coastal Plain. In light of this, the Department of Health issued the necessary emergency closure of thousands of acres of shellfish harvesting waters. This precaution was taken to avoid the threat of contamination from...

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Greensboro’s Pilot Program for Sewer Testing

Apr 21

Greensboro’s Pilot Program for Sewer Testing

The City of Greensboro believes in spotlighting growth and economic potential in the best interest of its population of 250,000.  Currently, the city is developing a pilot program to conclusively inspect a (PCCP) prestressed concrete cylinder pipe water main. The Water Resources Department has been instrumental in recognizing the need for new construction, which...

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Carrboro Sewer Authority’s Strategic Initiatives

Jan 27

Carrboro Sewer Authority’s Strategic Initiatives

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority or OWASA is a community–owned utility that exemplifies community commitment to environmental protection and sustainable management of natural resources in North Carolina. The goal is to protect the environment through effective management and operation of the wastewater collection system, treatment, water reuse and resource...

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South Carolina’s 1,000 Year Flooding Event

Oct 26

South Carolina’s 1,000 Year Flooding Event

The massive flooding disaster taking place in South Carolina, where a storm dumped nearly 2 feet of rain in the central part of the state this month, has been named the ‘1000 year’ event.  Floodwaters have caused the roads to be inundated with damage. The utilities, dams and homes have caused a state of emergency with horrendous conditions. Due to the...

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Harnett County’s Water Treatment Plant Enhancements

Oct 13

Harnett County’s Water Treatment Plant Enhancements

The Harnett County Regional Water Plant provides service to approximately 125,000 people in Harnett County and the surrounding region.  Harnett County’s water system totals over 1,800 miles of water mains and has approximately 36,000 active connections within their boundaries.  HCDPU currently has 2 active wastewater treatment plants with over 20 million gallons...

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Methods Used For Sewer Lateral Inspection

Sep 24

Methods Used For Sewer Lateral Inspection

There are various methods adopted by cities to maintain and inspect sewer laterals.  There must be careful assessments and record keeping to determine the necessity of rehabilitating and repairing a sewer line.  If infiltration is a significant issue within your system, it is almost guaranteed that private laterals are a part of the problem. An issue for most...

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