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Facility Manager Cost Saving/Best Practice Quick Reads    RSS Feed  July 2, 2021 – Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff » The upside of cloud computing is undeniable. It enables businesses to control long-term costs, better protect their data, and operate more collaboratively and with greater flexibility. But data centers that create cloud commuting come with downsides,
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Corroded center baffle on secondary clarifier. Photo by K. Kirkeby. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement (FFCA) with the US Navy to complete major upgrades to the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wastewater Treatment Plant today. The plant treats domestic and industrial wastewater from the Navy’s Pearl Harbor facilities and
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Faced with drought conditions and no relief from rain until possibly the fall, the City of Sonoma (City) declared a Stage 1 Water Shortage, which seeks voluntary conservation from customers. City Council unanimously voted this week to enact the initial phase of the City’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) to ensure that there continues to
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PIERRE — What does a pasture have in common with a marathon runner? According to Natural Resources Conservation Service State Grazing Lands Soil Health Specialist Tanse Herrmann, they both need time to recover. “A marathon athlete, for instance, doesn’t train the full length of an actual marathon in their practice sessions,” he said. “If that
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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Through the marshlands along the Oregon-California border, the federal government a century ago carved a whole new landscape, draining lakes and channeling rivers to build a farming economy that now supplies alfalfa for dairy cows and potatoes for Frito-Lay chips. The drawdowns needed to cover the croplands and the impacts on
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Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, launched Water Flow Intelligence, a digital service that provides industry with real-time visibility of water usage at the enterprise, site and asset levels. Water Flow Intelligence enables food and beverage producers to identify opportunities that help improve water management across their
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Federal officials are highlighting cybersecurity in light of recent hacks. ABC News obtained a notice the Department of Homeland Security issued that says cyber actors are likely to “…continue exploiting vulnerabilities in water and wastewater systems networks.” The document states, “we assess that high profile cyber-attacks against water and wastewater systems (WWS) sector networks will
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Proponents say a bill adopted by Missouri lawmakers and waiting Gov. Mike Parson’s signature will “save ratepayers money.” Opponents disagree, saying it’s bad for ratepayers and jobs. Under Senate Bill 44, the Missouri Water and Infrastructure Act, sponsored by Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, utilities serving more than 8,000 water/sewer customers can request a slight increase
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ST. PAUL, MInn. — Ecolab, a water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services company, launched Water Flow Intelligence, a digital service that it says provides industry with real-time visibility of water usage at the enterprise, site and asset levels.    Water Flow Intelligence aims to enable food and beverage producers to identify opportunities that
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(The Center Square) – Proponents say a bill adopted by Missouri lawmakers and waiting Gov. Mike Parson’s signature will “save ratepayers money.” Opponents disagree, saying it’s bad for ratepayers and jobs. Under Senate Bill 44, the Missouri Water and Infrastructure Act, sponsored by Sen. Bill White, R-Joplin, utilities serving more than 8,000 water/sewer customers can
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Water Under Fire Volume 3, highlights that children’s access to water has been threatened in nearly every conflict-related emergency where UNICEF is responding. The report focuses on nine countries where violence and conflict are prevalent, and the impact the attacks have on children. Some 48 million people are estimated to need safe water and sanitation
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For decades, homes and businesses along a 10-mile stretch of Permanente Creek in Los Altos and Mountain View have flooded during major storms. Permanente Creek experienced significant flooding on at least 11 occasions, most recently in 1998. Flooding results in millions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses and schools. This spring, Valley Water completed
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With communities on the West Coast once again threatened by extreme drought, Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the issue.  Central Valley representatives Kevin McCarthy (R–Bakersfield), Devin Nunes (R–Tulare) and David Valadao (R–Hanford) joined the committee to address the drought.  The message was clear from all
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Yaron Dycian, chief product and strategy officer at WINT-Water Intelligence, introduced his company’s cutting-edge water management technology during a GroundBreakers podcast earlier this year. In this Q&A, he provides more insights into how WINT’s technology works and how it can be put to use to protect construction projects. Q: In the previous interview, you discussed
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Brisbane-based AIS Water has broken ground on its third production facility as its business, which focusses on water disinfection technology via electrolysis for swimming pools and other industries, continues to expand. With two production facilities already present at its headquarters in the Brisbane suburb of Tingalpa, the third factory will be the first dedicated Anode
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