Category Archives: Tim Ricketts

Standards of Professional Conduct and Repercussions from Poor Decision Making

By Kentucky administrative regulation, operators are held to a certain level of professional standards and for good reason. Operators are in charge of protecting and safeguarding the life, health and welfare of the public and environment. Without these standards, humans, … Continue reading

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CHFS updates fluoride regulations, dosage for some systems

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has made changes to the fluoridation regulations concerning dental health. Public water systems that serve a population of less than 1,500 people are not required to add fluoride, but if they do, it … Continue reading

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Using Water and Wastewater Apps on the Job

10 Apps for Water and Wastewater Professionals With a multitude of new technologies and tools coming to the market each year, it can be hard for water industry professionals to decide what they need. But there is one tool that … Continue reading

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Another Look at Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion is described as a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste and/or to produce fuels. Much of the … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Pumps with Low Discharge Rates

You just replaced a pump in a lift station with a rebuilt pump. After completing a drawdown test (How to calculate a drawdown test) you calculated the replacement pump is only 35 percent efficient when the one replaced, when new, … Continue reading

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America’s Infrastructure Report Card

The CBS television news show, “60 Minutes,” reported a story about the condition of the United States’ infrastructure, which is considered by the American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card to be a D+. To view the report, click … Continue reading

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Dealing with Combined Sewer Overflows

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), combined sewer systems are sewers that are designed to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage and industrial wastewater in the same pipe. Most of the time, combined sewer systems transport all of their … Continue reading

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