Welcoming our Newest Infrastructure Specialist
Welcome to the Team! Zach Cox has joined Mountain Waterworks’ corporate office in Boise, Idaho as an Infrastructure Specialist. Mr. Cox will provide support during planning efforts, constructability review during design, and on-the-ground resources during...
Post-Disaster Funding for Emergency Repairs Procured for Yellow Pine, Idaho Boise, Idaho, August 2021 - The Yellow Pine Water Users Association’s (YPWUA) public drinking water system (PWS) encountered severe damage and disruption to service area residents and...
How to remedy five management flaws and create resilient teams
Jennifer L. Donahue, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is the founder of JL Donahue Engineering — a globally recognized seismic analysis and engineering firm. With her 25 years in the U.S. Navy, she is well qualified to offer advice for how engineers can use lessons learned from...
How wet is your wetland?
In April 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army published the Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the Federal Register that finalized a revised definition of which waters are considered “jurisdictional waters” in the United...
From promotional use to business development: How drone technology has evolved within KAST Construction
KAST Construction, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, first began using drone technology for the same reason so many of our customers do: for promotional use. When redesigning their website in 2019, KAST sought out aerial images captured by drones to display...
How I aced the P.E. exam
With the next round of P.E. and S.E. exams approaching, it’s nearly crunch time for those seeking professional licensure this spring. But even if you’re not a test-taker this April, it may be something you’ve considered for a while or have looked forward to at some...
“…The public can best be provided water services by self-sustaining enterprises that are adequately financed with rates and charges based on sound accounting, engineering, financial, and economic principles.”
“The collection and treatment of domestic sewage and wastewater is vital to public health and clean water. It is among the most important factors responsible for the general level of good health enjoyed in the United States.”
“One-fifth of the US economy would grind to a halt without a reliable and clean source of water.”
“We can no longer afford to defer investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”
“Because America’s drinking water infrastructure provides a critical service, significant new investment and increased efficiencies are needed as filtration plants, pipes, and pumps age past their useful life.”
“While drinking water infrastructure is funded primarily through a rate-based system, the investment has been inadequate for decades and will continue to be underfunded without significant changes as the revenue generated will fall short as needs grow.”
“Traditionally biosolids were considered waste and transferred to landfills. However, when properly treated and processed biosolids become nutrient rich organic material that can be applied as fertilizer or, through the use of anaerobic digesters and centrifuges, can be pelletized and incinerated at high pressure and temperature for use as energy.”
“As cities continue to experience population growth, particularly in the south and west, new housing developments are constructed, and rural households switch from septic systems to public sewers, pressure on existing centralized systems and treatment plant infrastructure will require billions of dollars in new investment to meet federal regulatory requirements.”
“Of all the infrastructure types, water is the most fundamental to life, and is irreplaceable for drinking, cooking, and bathing.”
“…Many industries–food and chemical manufacturing and power plants, for example–could not operate without the clean water that is a component of finished processes or that is used for industrial processes or cooling.”