Infrastructure Week, Day 2: Water

Water is a vital resource, but with a rise in deteriorating infrastructure and underfunded programs like the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), we’ve run into a nationwide problem. In recent years, we’ve witnessed water crisis on a national scale in places like Flint, Michigan, whose citizens haven’t had access to clean water in nearly …

Woodland Acres Water Main Extension Project

The Woodland Acres community comprises of single-family homes and serves approximately 150 residents through 38 residential connections. The Woodland Acres Treatment Facility had been experiencing reduced output from its wells and needed solutions to improve water service to the Woodland Acres community. The development had been serviced by a small water treatment plant and two …

What, Why, How — Water Treatment Plants

Did you know that 99.7% of Earth’s water supply is not usable by humans? This unusable supply includes not only saltwater but fresh water supplies from lakes and streams that often contain waterborne germs such as Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Hepatitis A, and Giardia intestinalis. The water we drink, from taps and bottles and fountains, goes …

Village of Wappingers Falls Watershed Revitalization Project

This project involved a comprehensive study of point and nonpoint source pollution into the Wappinger Creek Watershed. The plan analyzed the 38-mile Wappinger Creek from its headwaters to Wappinger Lake in an effort to identify key contributors to pollutant-loading, which was deteriorating water quality and reducing the lake’s capacity for flood storage. A sampling plan …

Engineering Evaluation of a Treatment System for Village of Warwick Well #3 Project

This project entailed performing an engineering evaluation to determine the best option for providing an additional water source to the Village of Warwick. Options evaluated for the backup source included Well #3 or the development of another new well. Well #3 has an average yield capacity of 250 GPM and can yield up to 400,000 …