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Protecting force mains using valves
October 29, 2014
Our presentation today at the Iowa WEA Region 5 meeting in Newton:
Keep leaves out of the storm sewers
October 27, 2014
Fall is a beautiful time of year, but the general public often needs a gentle reminder to help with water quality by keeping leaves out of the storm sewers. It may be tempting to take a leaf blower and blast those excess leaves into the street (rather than mulching them or bagging them), but doing that puts more leaf debris into the storm sewers. Since storm sewers are generally unscreened and untreated before they dump into creeks and streams, those leaves end up decomposing and releasing nutrients into the water. Most riverbanks already have plenty of trees and don't need the additional nutrient loading, which can reduce water quality by adding phosphorus and nitrogen that can encourage algae and kill fish. (Those decomposing leaves can also contribute to an unpleasant odor and taste for people drinking water from river sources downstream.) Stormwater management is an essential part of the water cycle, and careful management of organic material like leaves and grass clippings can help protect drinking-water resources.
Some dispatches from WEFTEC
September 29, 2014
Questions? Just let us know. We are pleased to represent each of these manufacturers.
A stage in North Dakota's flood fight comes to a close
closing its Devils Lake office, since construction work on flood control projects in the area is nearly complete.
Related items: sluice gates, flap gates
September 23, 2014
We invite you to visit our manufacturers at WEFTEC in New Orleans next week:
Water-main woes in Omaha
September 15, 2014
Crews working to fix a sinkhole caused by one broken water main ended up breaking a different main, creating a pretty large sinkhole downtown.
Related products: portable pumps
WWTP maintenance gets a celebrity endorsement
September 11, 2014
The omnipresent Dr. Mehmet Oz, according to TPO Magazine, has come out against flushable wipes after seeing the damage they do to municipal wastewater treatment systems. The water industry hasn't been especially good about recruiting celebrity endorsements -- aside, maybe, from Matt Damon and his advocacy for water access in the developing world.
A new ethanol plant
September 3, 2014
Iowa's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant has opened in Emmetsburg. The local driver behind the project is POET, working in partnership with the Dutch firm DSM.
7" of rain in 24 hours
August 27, 2014
Parts of east-central Nebraska got more than 7" of rain in 24 hours this week. That kind of rainfall rate will overwhelm almost any stormwater-collection system.
Selling your project to a council or board
August 26, 2014
A sneak preview of the presentation we're offering tomorrow at the Iowa AWWA short course in Ankeny:
We offer lots of presentations for qualified industry organizations, engineering firms, and operators. Call us or contact us online to schedule yours.
Ozone gas generators
July 30, 2014
Now available: Portable ozone generators for quick calibration of detectors in most types of locations.
July 9, 2014
Get a sneak preview of our upcoming presentation to the Ankeny Annual Water Conference. We're talking about pump troubleshooting:
See the complete list of presentations that we can make to conferences and engineering seminars.
Our neighbors make us look pretty dull
June 16, 2014
Record rainfall in Siouxland last night
June 15, 2014
Sioux Falls received 4.68" of rain in 24 hours, setting a new one-day record. Sioux City got hit hard, too, with rain and hail. Drought relief is welcome in northwest Iowa, but big storms don't really resolve a persistent shortage.
We serve the stormwater control market as well as municipal water and wastewater.
Iowa WEA convention
June 4, 2014
Maintenance: How not to hate it
April 29, 2014
A presentation delivered today to the Iowa AWWA/WEA spring short course in Ankeny.
Winter's over, but the drought isn't
April 24, 2014
Some rain fell over most of our territory during the last 24 hours, and it's badly needed. 78% of Iowa and 90% of Nebraska are in some kind of an abnormal dry spell or drought. In a recent presentation, we called this "Mother Nature's Attitude Problem" -- whether it's attributable to global warming or not, it's clear we have to accommodate weather extremes when planning for source water protection.
Request check valve quotes 24 hours a day
April 8, 2014
Our new check valve quote-request page is live and available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to submit requests for quotes on check valves from anywhere in the world. If we're not your local representatives, we'll get the request into the right hands for you.
Plug valve request form is now live
April 7, 2014
Our new plug valve quote request form is now live for quick quotations on plug valves.
Gorman-Rupp named to "Most Trustworthy Companies" list
March 27, 2014
Congratulations to the people of the Gorman-Rupp company, named for the fourth time to the Forbes list of "100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America". We have trusted Gorman-Rupp since we began our formal relationship with them in 1984.
Grass fires in southern Iowa
March 26, 2014
I-35 in southern Iowa is being obscured by a grass fire this afternoon, according to KCCI-TV. We are in the opening phase of the high-risk spring wildfire season -- the effects of last year's serious drought are lingering, and until some rains come in to alleviate that risk, we're going to have a relatively high risk of wildfires. And today's high winds aren't helping anything. If you're in a high-risk area, check out our portable firefighting pumps and be prepared.
Harsh winter leads to eastern Iowa fish kills
March 25, 2014
KCRG-TV is reporting on fish kills in eastern Iowa, caused by the harsh winter. If you're trying to keep a pond or a lake free of ice, we have aeration and mixing solutions that can help. Contact us for more details.
Top ten hassles in wastewater pumping
March 24, 2014
One of many educational presentations we offer.
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