Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

By Michael J. McGuire The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: In 2012, there were 42 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 71 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10 … Continue reading

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Nascent Oxygen?–What is Really Killing Bacteria in Water?

by Michael J. McGuire Before we understood that oxidation-reduction reactions involved electron transfers, chemists theorized that oxygen existed in a “nascent state.” This state made it possible for oxidation reactions to take place. Such an outmoded chemistry concept is relevant … Continue reading

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Drinking Water Regulatory Update—December 3, 2012

 By Michael J. McGuire Alan Roberson is the Director of Federal Relations for the American Water Works Association. He has released the latest in a series of drinking water regulatory updates. The regulatory update covers these important topics: Consumer Confidence … Continue reading

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The Invisible Water Corporation

By Peter Prevos Managers of tap water systems around the world struggle with the same important question: how do you measure the level of service provided to customers? Most existing benchmarking systems are defined from an internal technical perspective and … Continue reading

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George Warren Fuller: The Greatest Sanitary Engineer of His Time

by Michael J. McGuire George Warren Fuller was, quite simply, the greatest sanitary engineer of his time, and his time was long—lasting from 1895 to 1934.  In truth, we have not seen his like since.  How did he reach the … Continue reading

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