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Grit Blog Series Part 1 – What is Wastewater Grit?

What is Wastewater Grit? Operators of wastewater treatment plants face a daily battle with a substance known as grit. Grit makes its way into the wastewater from a variety of places, ranging from homeowner toilet flushes, to wind-blown sands and dirt slipping through pipes, to rainwater run-off over concrete and soil. It’s a battle for …

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We're your Disaster Recovery Partner

We’re your Disaster Recovery Partner Disaster Strikes 2005 brought Hurricane Rita to Texas’ Gulf Coast causing complete devastation of homes, businesses, and vital infrastructure. In response to Hurricane Rita, Texas received funding allocations totaling $500+million that served over 1.8 million people through recovery projects and programs [source: Texas GLO]. Then, in 2008, Hurricane Ike hit …

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Smoke Testing

As growing municipalities increase demands on their aging drainage and sewer systems, it has become more important to inspect lines for breaks or leaks. Smoke testing is an easy and inexpensive way to assess damage, and the smoke is harmless and will disappear after a few minutes. Smoke is blown into a manhole into the …

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Smith County Road and Bridge Bond

Smith County Road and Bridge Bond Video November 6, 2017 There are only a few more days of early voting in Smith County. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2017

ASCE Leader Works to Get Her Hometown Through the Flood

Originally posted on ASCE News August 31, 2017 Texas Section Second Year Director-at-Large Kate Osborn, EIT, A.M.ASCE, has been working on little to no rest all week. The ASCE Southeast Texas Branch President-Elect and project engineer for Schaumburg & Polk Inc. has long been committed to helping her hometown of China, TX. She’s a city councilwoman …

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West Tawakoni Awards Tank Bid

The Quinlan-Tawakoni News July 17, 2017 The West Tawakoni City Council awarded a contract Tuesday night for the construction of a new ground water storage tank. Travis Reed of Schaumburg & Polk, Inc., the city’s engineering firm on the project, said his company recommended the council accept the low bid submitted. Capps-Capco’s bid of $474,000 …

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Rusk commissioners to consider steps toward grant program

Longview News-Journal May 15, 2017 at 11:54 p.m. Rusk County commissioners today are scheduled to consider several items related to a state program that provides assistance for solving water and sewer problems. Commissioners will consider authoring the county judge to enter into a contract with Amazing Grants Inc. to manage Rusk County’s 2017 Small Towns …

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