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Picture This - Turner Tract

Picture This - Turner Tract

Timmons Group has worked with the Southampton County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) since 2005 in developing an environmental land plan for a 492-acre industrial-zoned parcel to meet County economic development goals.   Read more »


Picture This - Middle River Regional Jail

Picture This - Middle River Regional Jail

Timmons Group provided surveying, site design, stormwater management, including an analysis of regional stormwater affects and mitigation of onsite wetlands as well as separate design of offsite access roadway and utility infrastructure for the new Middle River Regional Jail in Staunton, Virginia. Read more »


Picture This - Boykins Wastewater Treatment Plant

Picture This - Boykins Wastewater Treatment Plant

Timmons Group assisted the Southampton County Department of Public Utilities with the rehabilitation of the 0.60 MGD aerated lagoon at the Boykins Wastewater Treatment Plant.   Read more »


Picture This - Meherrin River Regional Jail Tank

Picture This - Meherrin River Regional Jail Tank

Timmons Group provided complete on and off-site water and sewer design for construction of the new, 400-bed, 169,000 sf  jail facility on 124 acres in Brunswick County.   Read more »


Copper Blog Part 5: Water Corrosivity Prediction Models

Copper Blog Part 5: Water Corrosivity Prediction Models

The last blog post (Part 4) featured a review of electrochemistry basics as well as a discussion about the symptoms of widespread corrosion.  These symptoms included: pinhole leaks, excessive byproduct accumulation (i.e. pipe obstruction), and elevated copper concentrations in water/wastewater. Read more »


Copper Blog Part 4: How Do I Know if My Water is Corrosive?

Copper Blog Part 4: How Do I Know if My Water is Corrosive?

A blog about all things copper: essential facts, potential solutions. Read more »


Where did all that copper come from? - Part 3

Where did all that copper come from? - Part 3

I closed my last blog post with a question that also serves as the title of this entry: Where did all that copper come from?  Today I’m going to try and answer that question by presenting some basic background information about copper corrosion in plumbing systems.  Read more »


What’s All This Copper Everyone’s Always Talking About? - Part 2

What’s All This Copper Everyone’s Always Talking About? - Part 2

If you are reading this blog, it’s likely that you are having some issues with copper either in your water utility, wastewater utility, or both. Copper pipe corrosion has a number of important and potentially detrimental ramifications. Read more »


Saving Money on Aeration and Alkalinity in Wastewater Treatment

Saving Money on Aeration and Alkalinity in Wastewater Treatment

Continuing on the theme of operational cost savings, this post details how some wastewater treatment facilities might successfully reduce both aeration costs and alkalinity dosing costs by making a relatively minor change to an extended aeration process configuration. Read more »


Copper in Your Water/Wastewater Utility - Part 1

Copper in Your Water/Wastewater Utility - Part 1

Plant operators, utility directors, fellow engineers and anyone else tasked with ridding copper from water/wastewater utilities and searching for potential solutions: thanks for stopping in during your investigation to check out this blog series. Read more »