Wessler Engineering CEO Marty Wessler - a member of Indiana's legislatively-created Water Task Force - had the pleasure of joining David McGimpsey's podcast "The Water Values" to discuss the Task Force, policies, asset management and more on water infrastructure. Click on the player below to listen to the podcast!
Wessler is proud to announce Andrew Thompson, P.E., as this month's Employee Spotlight! Andrew currently serves as a Senior Project Engineer with more than 17 years of experience on water and wastewater projects.
Andrew joined the Wessler team in 2016 and has played a key role in several projects, and, even with his busy schedule, takes time to answer everyone's questions.
We asked Andrew a handful of questions and found out about his love for travel, his blog on the Indy Eleven, and his passion for the Oxford comma!
Wessler is pleased to announce Don Thompson as our Employee of the Month! We asked Don a few questions about himself so you could get to know him better.
If you missed our most recent webinar “Water Loss Audit is done…What can I do with the information?” be sure to check out this recording. In this webinar, presenter and Wessler Project Manager Andrew Gordon, P.E. discusses why you should complete a water loss audit, key terms to know, interpreting results, and what next steps to take.
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.
Summer means pool parties, gardening, and landscape projects. When autumn inevitably comes, a new set of projects greet us: raking leaves, maintaining lawn equipment, and shutting down the pool.
Wessler Engineering worked with the City of New Haven, Indiana on a tank raising project at their Ryan Road water storage tank. Watch the timelapse video below (filmed by Wessler's own, Don Thompson) to see how it was done.
Tank Capacity – 500,000 Gallons
Tank Diameter – 56 Feet
Original Tank Height – 135 Feet
New Tank Height – 179 Feet
Date Raised – May 28, 2015
Height to Overflow -174 Feet
Water Pressure at Tank Base When Full – 75 Pounds Per Square Inch
World Water Day is marked on March 22 every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.
This issue is also the theme of the annual UN World Water Development Report which is launched on World Water Day. In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is 'Water and Sustainable Development'.
We asked Wessler Engineering employees to tell us about how they personally help to conserve water at home, and some easy conservation tips for anyone to start doing today.
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?
Do these tweets sound familiar? "Avoid driving in the area" - "Residents may experience low water pressure" - "Under boil advisory"
Based on the Water Industry Database for all types of pipe, there are 0.27 water main breaks per mile of pipe per year, which equates to 237,600 water main breaks in the United States annually (Kirmeyer, Richards, and Smith, 1994).
Why do water mains leak or break?
In our experience, temperature, the age of the pipe, material composition, and soil conditions can be factors in why water mains leak or break.