Blog

Featuring a variety of Val-Matic informational posts, as well as industry information.

Duke Waters works on a Plugged Plug

Samantha and I were rounding the curve on I-285 doing about 75 when I heard the faint beep of the cell phone. It was about 9 pm and we were on our way to ...

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Theory, Application and Sizing of Air Valves

One of the most misunderstood aspects of the water and wastewater industry is the presence of air in a pipeline and its impact on operations. Properly de‐aerating the pipeline with the use of automatic air valves will safeguard it from air‐related problems.

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Remote/Virtual Auditing During COVID-19

While some industries still mandate on-site assessments, the execution of remote audits, using information and communication technologies (ICT) has gained extensive popularity in today’s COVID-times.

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The Greatest Water Transfer in History

Our country is currently in the midst of the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind – not in 10 or 20 years – but today. Much has been written about the Silver Tsunami, roughly defined as the wave of water and wastewater operator retirements across the country.

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Holiday Tunes with a Message

The Thames Water Singing Sewerman are wrapping up the blog for the year with a message to the tune of Good King Wenceslas. Val-Matic would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and we will see you back on the blog in January.

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Making Your System Safe with the FloodSafe® Inflow Preventer

The FloodSafe® Inflow Preventer is a revolutionary system that works with air valves and provides unrivaled protection of potable water systems from contamination. 

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Thanksgiving Dinner: How Much Water Is on Your Plate?

Did you know the average American family wastes 180 gallons of water per week? That’s 9,400 gallons a year!  Water waste doesn’t just come from washing hands or taking showers. It also comes from the food you eat, and Thanksgiving dinners use a lot of water. 

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WEF-backed Water Documentary on Netflix

A powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is now reaching a global audience of millions.  Brave Blue World, narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring actors and activists Matt Damon and Jaden Smith, is available to watch on Netflix after Oct. 21, 2020.

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Is Your Wastewater Treatment Plant Haunted?

In the spirit of Halloween here's an article about things that go bump in the night at a wastewater treatment plant from Wessler Engineering in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Smart Ball Valve Pump Control System

Technological advances related to pump control valves can help pumping system performance and energy savings. Ball valve hydraulic and electric control panels can deliver reliable operation, field adjustability and smart monitoring of system operation.

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