Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

Jun 13

Arlington is on a Roll with Sewer Robots

The city of Arlington has come up with an ingenious way to keep tabs on water quality. Along with the University of Texas at Arlington, the city has collaborated on the use of robots for sewers. The cost to the city is expected to be less than half the cost of hiring a complete service to run a robot and interpret the data. A floating robot will be equipped with a...

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Houston’s Sugar Land Consolidates Water Sources

Apr 07

Houston’s Sugar Land Consolidates Water Sources

Sugar Land is a suburban community located about 20 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County. The Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land region of the county is 11th fastest-growing metro area in the US. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown topped Forbes’ list of America’s fastest-growing cities. The city recently approved a Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) that outlines the...

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Rice University’s Innovative Program on Water Quality

Feb 03

Rice University’s Innovative Program on Water Quality

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department, in partnership with the Administrative Center for sustainability and Energy Management and Facilities Engineering and Planning, has created the Rice Urban Laboratory for The Environment (RULE) to study the hydrologic and water quality impacts of green infrastructure systems in Houston. RULE focuses on the design,...

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San Antonio’s Water System and Discount Programs

Jan 08

San Antonio’s Water System and Discount Programs

San Antonio’s water and wastewater infrastructure is the massive system of pipes, water wells, pumps, storage tanks, treatment facilities, and pump stations that is mostly below ground. The city has more than 9,000 miles of water and sewer mains buried below the 560-square miles that San Antonio Water System serves – enough to stretch from South Texas to...

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