Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sump Pumps

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sump Pumps

What is a Footing Drain? A discussion about sump pumps must first start with footing drains. A footing drain or foundation drain is a system of perforated pipes beneath a basement foundation. The footing drain pipes are designed to keep groundwater from seeping into...

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Inflow and Infiltration Analysis 101

Inflow and Infiltration Analysis 101

If you work in the water resources industry, you are bound to come across inflow and infiltration analysis in sewers. Engineers who work with these systems have developed extensive processes and jargon for evaluating inflow and infiltration from flow metering data....

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What is diurnal flow?

What is diurnal flow?

You might often hear the terms "diurnal flow" or "diurnal pattern" when referring to water or sewer system flows. This post provides a short overview of what those terms mean and how they are derived from flow measurements. Diurnal Pattern Defined For starters, let's...

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An Effective Commitment Model

An Effective Commitment Model

Seeking a commitment is seemingly a simple task. A manager asks a staff member to do something, and if they agree, a commitment has been made. But embedded in that simple task are several key elements that make a good commitment. These elements are diagramed in the...

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H2Ometrics Standard Units

H2Ometrics Standard Units

H2Ometrics uses several standard units for measuring flow, depth, velocity, pressure, temperature and volume. I thought I would share the conversions between the units in this post. The conversion table at the bottom of this post is a good reference on converting...

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What is a Scatter Plot?

What is a Scatter Plot?

A scatter plot is a tool used with area-velocity flow meters for system diagnostics. An area-velocity meter is an open channel flow meter that measures flow by making two separate measurements of depth and velocity. The depth is converted to cross sectional area using...

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Flow Metering 101: A Guide to Measuring Flow

Flow Metering 101: A Guide to Measuring Flow

Flow is the volume of fluid that passes in a unit of time. In water resources, flow is often measured in units of cubic feet per second (cfs), cubic meters per second (cms), gallons per minute (gpm) or other various units. Measurement of flow in water resources is...

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