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WATER BYTES In this new column, water professionals share “bytes” of their knowledge. Consulting engineer Hershel Guttman kick-starts this feature. The Rule of 1.5s. When starting a design for a pumping station or treatment plant, or when checking the design for those facilities, we have often wondered what size of piping to start with, without having to do a full hydraulic analysis. This little rule of thumb was taught to me by Lee Carter, my mentor at Fay Spofford & Thorndike, in Boston, my first consulting job. It goes like this: When sizing piping, except for a header where even distribution of flow is an issue: • Suction piping, maximum velocity of 1.5 m/s. In some cases, with a straight and short suction to a pump, you may increase it to no more than 2.0 m/s. • Discharge piping from a sewage pump, add 1.5 for a maximum velocity of 3.0 m/s. • Discharge piping for water pumps, where grit is not an issue, add another 1.5 for a maximum velocity of 4.5 m/s. • Add a maximum 1.5 m/s to the above two discharge maximum velocities, for the discharge nut of the pump, immediately followed by an increaser. Contributions to this feature are welcome. Please send yours to Ontario Pipeline c/o anemeth@naylor.com. SPECIALIZING IN ALL YOUR NEEDS FOR WATERWORKS, WATER METERS & SEWER SUPPLIES www.wamco.ca A Total Solutions Company: FOR QUALITY SERVICE, CALL (905) 832-9222 115 Rodinea Rd. - MAPLE - L6A 1R5 (705) 525-5000 1771 Old Falconbridge Rd. - SUDBURY - P3A 4R7 (705) 734-3535 • System Integration • Programmable Logic Controllers • HMI/SCADA • Computer/Network Services • Service ANADIAN CO AC M NY PA 551 Tiffin St. - BARRIE - L4N 9W6 “we’re Here To Serve You Better!” Website: 1/18/11 11:25:15 AM 573777_SUMMA.indd 1 513303_Wamco.indd 1 FO www.summaeng.com R 3 0 EA R S Y 22/02/12 4:56 AM 519 442 2086 | www.lotowater.com Lotowater TECHNICAL SERVICES INC. Water Well Rehabilitation Specialists Innovative Testing & Well Infrastructure Studies Technical Support for Geoscientists and Engineers 32 | O N 1 622283_Gamsby.indd T A R I O P I P E L I N E | FALL 2013 05/01/13 8:34 AM 568071_Lotowater.indd 1 19/01/12 7:21 PM http://www.wamco.ca http://www.summaeng.com http://www.wamco.ca http://www.summaeng.com http://www.lotowater.com http://www.gamsby.com http://www.lotowater.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2013

From the Publications Chair
The OWWA Report
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Using Social Media to Enhance Water Effi ciency, Public Education and Outreach
Engaging Residents through Social Media
WaterISAC – An Essential Part of Your Water or Wastewater Utility’s Security and Emergency Preparedness Toolbox
Committee Reports
Alliance for Water Effi ciency Helps Municipalities Develop Effective Water Conservation Programs
Don’t Flush … Your Drugs! Keep Our Source Waters Clean
Water Bytes
Water Testing in the Field – Guatemala
Demystifying Prefabricated Valve Chambers
Ask the Board
Certifi cation Corner
Welcome New Members
Calendar of Events
OWWEA Member Listing
Index of Advertisers | Ad.com

Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2013