FREE Pump System Optimization Workshop

Technical Unit Credit from Operator Certification Program Office Available

  • Performing Energy Audits
  • Improving Pump & Blower Efficiency
  • Identifying Energy Recovery Opportunities
  • Discovering “Green” Generation Technologies
  • Getting Electric Utility Rebates
  • Wasting Money

By Baseline Water/Wastewater Engineering

No doubt these topics are all hot issues, but how do you find the time to learn everything you need to know about them?  Baseline’s Water/Wastewater Engineering Divisions has consolidated them into a six-hour workshop and subsequent two-hour field training.  This ...

Continue Reading →

Fracking and Water Usage

By Rick Behning, PE

One of the concerns related to the fracking process is water usage.  Kenneth Carlson, co-director of the Colorado Energy-Water Consortium, was interviewed for a recent Greeley Tribune article.  The article explains that 0.1 percent of water diverted for beneficial use will be used for fracking over the 5 year span from 2010 to 2015.

Based on water usage, it turns out the new horizontal wells are more efficient ...

Continue Reading →

What to Do with Fracking’s Flowback Water?

By Baseline Water/Wastewater Engineering

energyApproximately one million gallons of “flowback” water return to the surface, and is typically hauled to a disposal site where it is injected thousands of feet into the ground, a process environmentalists and some residents of oil fields worry may contaminate ground water.  Many agree that this practice is not sustainable and are considering it to be the next 800 lb. gorilla that the EPA will be addressing.  ...

Continue Reading →

How to Invest for Potential Fracking Regulation

energyThe following article was published on www.bakkenoil.org on January 23, 2012.

Michael Filloon of Seeking Alpha has a five-part article series on investing for potential of EPA regulation of fracking as a result of public concerns about water usage and contamination. Below is a synopsis of his excellent analysis, but for an in-depth assessment of how to invest, be sure to read his series.

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is an industry practice ...

Continue Reading →

Colorado’s Current Snowpack and Reservoir Storage

By Chris Rundall, PE

 In the state of Colorado, where our offices are headquartered, there is constant concern over snowpack levels and reservoir fill.  Because snowfall in the Rockies provides the main source of water for the state’s reservoirs, we keep a close eye on annual percentages and averages. Currently, the statewide snow pack is well below where we were last year at this time.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation ...

Continue Reading →