Are you in compliance with the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA)? If you're an official in a community whose water system serves a population of more than 3,300 people, then the AWIA applies to you!
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.
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.
If you missed our webinar this week, you're in luck. We recorded the presentation and you can watch it here.
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?
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.