The following article on the importance of businesses checking their water pipes and fixtures prior to reopening, is republished below with permission from theAmerican Water Works Association (AWWA). The original article appeared in the AWWA Connections newsletter on May 8, 2020. The original article can be found here. The Wessler Engineering team believes the information in this timely article is important to shareas the economy continues to reopen.
Whitney Weidenbenner, an engineer at Wessler, has been involved with the organization Wine To Water for four years, including two volunteer trips. Below is a blog about her experiences with the organization as well as its purpose.
Wine To Water, a nonprofit organization based out of Boone, North Carolina, has a volunteer base that stretches across the United States. Since its conception in 2004 and eventual launch in 2007, Wine To Water staff and volunteers have worked to bring a sustainable and consistent source of potable drinking water to 850,000+ individuals. Doc Hendley, founder and 2009 CNN Hero, and his team have helped to create an expansive organization employing more than 50 people and working in 45 countries and counting!
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!
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!
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.
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