Top Blog Posts of 2016

Top Blog Posts of 2016

2016 was a busy year, which is probably true of any year, but it feels especially true now. Looking back over the blog posts we published reminds us of some of the big moments in our industry, and for our company specifically. It also reminds us of the diversity of our work, our people, and our clients. This rundown of our most popular posts is just a small piece of what we’re proud of, and we’re grateful as always for the opportunity to work with businesses and communities across the country on some of their most pressing water and environmental challenges.

The Power of Committed People
Our most popular post published in 2016 comes courtesy of our CEO, Doug McKeown. This piece is a reflection on one of the most significant milestones in Woodard & Curran’s growth and what it means for our people. It was written to celebrate RMC Water and Environment joining our firm and our shared values and goals.

Welcoming Phyllis Brunner Our New President of Consulting
The next post on the list is also celebrating a significant moment for the firm, the hiring of Phyllis Brunner as President of Consulting. Her experience and vision are a key to our future growth, and her leadership is already having a big impact.

What the New Massachusetts and Connecticut MS4 General Permits Mean for Communities
Number three on this list digs into the implications of a key regulatory development in a couple of states. Massachusetts and Connecticut put new rules in place for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), which have significant implications for a number of our clients. It may also set a standard that other regions of the country will follow. Check out the full post from Technical Manager and stormwater expert Zach Henderson.

One Lesson Utilities Must Learn from Flint: Consider the Long Term
This next post takes its inspiration from a tragic news story: the water quality crisis in Flint, Michigan. Paul Roux, veteran operator and manager of water treatment systems, shares what he believes is one of the key things we must take away from this story.

Considering Options for 1,4-Dioxane Treatment: A Matter of Cost 
The final post we’ll highlight today tackles the difficult issue of emerging contaminants. These compounds can be a major factor in the cost and complexity of environmental remediation projects. Dave MacDonald talks through issues to consider specifically related to 1, 4-Dioxane and its treatment.

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