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Installing a Water Intake in the Depths of Lake Michigan

Posted by Josh Hood on Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 10:52 AM

Michigan City’s Department of Water Works has two raw water intakes that extend into Lake Michigan that can be used to bring water to the water treatment plant; the East Intake and the West Intake. Sands that are transported by the waves down the east shore of Lake Michigan have been accumulating in the general area of the intakes.  Over several decades, the sand accumulated to the point that the intake cribs were in the surf zone.  The sand began to clog the intakes, and the quality of water the Water Works could obtain was getting worse due to the turbidity of the water and the amount of sediment in the surf.

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Tags: community water system, water, civil engineering, Wessler

Lead: The New Four-Letter Word

Posted by Jacob Barker on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

It wasn’t long ago that a simple bar of soap was regarded as the be-all and end-all solution to discourage children from using four-letter words, at least in the company of adults. If you have ever had the privilege of experiencing that sharp, bitter taste of a fresh bar of Irish Spring, then you know that nothing ever quite tastes the same again. Candy never tastes quite as sweet, soda never quite as fizzy and brushing your teeth becomes a much desired activity. One may conclude that a simple bar of soap is an effective means of eliminating four-letter words from a child’s vocabulary.  

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Tags: regulations, community water system, Drinking Water

Did You Miss This Week's Webinar About Public Protection Classification and ISO? Watch It Here [Webinar Recording]

Posted by Stanley Diamond on Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

If you missed our webinar this week, you're in luck. We recorded the presentation and you can watch it here.

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Tags: community water system, fire hydrants

How Fire Hydrants Affect Your Community's Insurance Rates

Posted by Stanley Diamond on Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 09:35 AM

What do fire hydrants have to do with property insurance in your community? And how can water system managers help lower insurance costs throughout their communities?

The answer is in the form of two acronyms: PPC and ISO.

First, what is ISO?

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Tags: community water system, fire hydrants, water

How to make your Consumer Confidence Report more informative

Posted by Jake Barker on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

How are you doing with your to-do-list? Are you getting bogged down with tasks related to this cold, snowy weather such as boil water advisories, low water pressure, or water service shutoffs caused by water main breaks? No worries! Before you know it, temperatures will warm, and you will be able to address those tasks further down on your list such as the Consumer Confidence Report. We are here to help you tackle this task.

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Tags: EPA, CCR, community water system, Consumer Confidence Report


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