An Interview with RJN Senior Project Manager Cathy Morley about Her Upcoming Webinar

Morley_CathyRJN Senior Project Manager Cathy Morley will be presenting a webinar about “Inflow and Infiltration on Private Property” on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, from 12 to 1 PM Central through the ISAWWA (Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association).  Registration is open until Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  To register, visit this website:
www.isawwa.org/event/08-10-16
We caught up with Cathy to discuss her upcoming webinar.  Here is what she had to say about it.

Overall, what is your webinar about?

I’m going to talk about how you go about setting up a private inspection program to help reduce inflow/infiltration (I/I), including the program’s PR and enforcement.… Read the rest

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure, Part IV

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and How RJN Can Offer Sustainable Solutions, Part IV

How RJN Can Offer Sustainable Solutions

As you might have gathered from this ongoing feature series, there is no easy fix for solving the problem of crumbling water and wastewater infrastructure. As engineers and technical specialists in infrastructure, we at RJN aim to develop solutions that not only meet the needs of today but also provide cost-effective solutions that can fit into yearly budgets.  What is more, as specialists we provide long-lasting solutions that are both innovative and cost-effective.

In fact, according to RJN CEO/President Alan Hollenbeck, P.E., BCEE, “RJN has pioneered the use of field investigation and software tools for prioritizing collection system rehabilitation.… Read the rest

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure, Part III

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and How RJN Can Offer Sustainable Solutions, Part III

Government Intervention

Numerous times in recent years, the federal government has attempted to address the problem of crumbling water and wastewater infrastructure. From funding assistance, to creating new offices to help communities, to conducting Senate hearings and publishing EPA reports, the federal government is aware of the problem and is working to figure out how best to solve it.

Government Organization

In January of 2015, the Obama Administration launched a new Water Finance Center at the EPA to assist cities and towns in securing funding and contractors for providing safe water, rebuilding sewer systems, and keeping rivers and streams clean.… Read the rest

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure, Part II

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and How RJN Can Offer Sustainable Solutions, Part II

Crumbling Infrastructure—Background and Scope

While it is easy to look at the staggering financial figures and wonder how our country could require upwards of trillions of dollars to solve these problems over the course of only a few decades, it is important to consider the scope of the work to be completed and possible solutions to the problems associated with the rising costs of crumbling water and wastewater infrastructure.

Scope

In July of 2013, a Senate hearing took place to discuss this issue.… Read the rest

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure, Part I

Industry Trends: The Rising Costs of Crumbling Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and How RJN Can Offer Sustainable Solutions, Part I

The Rising Costs

Recently, negligence and possible misconduct of Flint government officials concerning the lead poisoning of that Michigan city’s water supply has brought crumbling infrastructure to the national spotlight. But this is not an isolated incident; every day, additional infrastructure problems and subsequent neglect are discovered in more and more cities across the U.S.

RJN Group, Inc., knows this too well, having been evaluating, studying, designing, and rehabilitating collection system pipelines for the last 40 years. Fortunately, from our perspective, there is no shortage of engineering workforce, talent, and solutions; unfortunately, on the other hand, there is a lack of funding in the industry to meet the dire needs of the crumbling infrastructure. … Read the rest