In honor of National Drinking Water Week we sat down for a brief chat with Coatings Specialist Dan Zienty, one of a growing crew of SEH professionals in Protective Coatings Management who, in the face of inclement weather and dizzying heights, climb up on water towers across the Midwest helping make sure our water is safe to drink.
The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) moved its operations into a new building on Snyder Avenue. The new building creates a one-stop service location by centralizing the water and sewer department’s Administration, Engineering, and Operations and Maintenance Divisions in one campus. Previously, water and sewer users may have had to visit multiple locations when conducting business with the BOPU.
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) initiated and provided financial support to study reclaimed water use for industry, and this case study is a continuation of the efforts to understand and explore the possibilities and potential benefits of water reuse and sustainability practices at industrial facilities. SEH, in partnership with AURI, worked with a rural community and their industries to evaluate water sustainability improvements for the municipal and industrial users.
Mark Broses, PE, vividly remembers his first trip to the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. “It was shocking to see people in outer ring communities using old industrial barrels to store drinking water,” recalls Broses, SEH Co-Director of Energy and Sustainability.
Clean, pure, and abundant water—it’s something that many of us in the United States take for granted. But in the relatively small country of El Salvador, 24% of the rural population does not have reliable access to safe drinking water, causing large-scale health problems.