SRS Crisafulli News

Spring Schedule - Rural Water Shows in the Northwest

Posted by Laura Fleming on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 13:02 PM

Well, it's actually a bit of winter schedule, but this winter needs more spring.

We are kicking off our trade show schedule by being in two places:  Fargo, North Dakota and Great Falls, Montana.  In both cases, we are attending the State Rural Water Show. 

At the Fargo Rural Water Show, SRS Crisafulli's Troy Fercho, Dredge Sales and Rental, will be making a presentation:  Wastewater Lagoon Dredging Process.

The A Team will then travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for their Rural Water Show (February 24 - 26), and swing by the Pumper Show in Indianapolis.  Let us know if you want to meet up.  We are traveling lightly at the Pumper Show - you will not find us on the Exhibitors List.

In March, we are working the Idaho Rural Water Show (March 12 - 14) in Boise, and then at the end of April, we will be at the California Rural Water Show at Lake Tahoe.  We can't wait for that show - as it will actually be spring then, even if California is experiencing a drought.

Of course, we will also be at the Glendive Agri-Tech Exposition at the Eastern Plains Event Center that opens tomorrow, February 7, and continues into Saturday.  We are introducing SRS Crisafulli's DUAL-PRO (540/1000) Power Unit at this event.  Please stop by.  Our original camouflage trailer pump will also be on display outdoors.

Links:

North Dakota Rural Water Association

In many areas of North Dakota, water used for domestic, municipal, and livestock needs, is of
insufficient quantity and/or quality. This has inconvenienced the residents of small towns and rural areas, as well as retarded the overall economic growth of North Dakota. The formation of rural water systems has helped to bring clean, safe water to many of these areas throughout North Dakota.

Montana Rural Water Association

Provides training and technical assistance to people running systems for drinking water, waste water, including tribal communities.

Iowa Rural Water:  Feburary 24 - 26

Conference theme:  Power of the Past;  Force of the Future

Idaho Rural Water Association March 12 - 14

Quoting from a recent press release in the Idaho Statesman:  "Idaho Gov. Otter touted a study in his State of the State address to look at raising the height of the nearly century-old Arrowrock Dam to increase the Treasure Valley's water supply.  But if the 348-foot dam is raised, it will be flood control that drives the decision and the millions of dollars in federal spending the project would need...  an estimated $10 billion worth of homes, buildings and other structures lie in the Boise River flood plain.  Water supply is a future concern for Idaho's farmers, but flooding is an every-year worry for anyone living along the river."

Water is never boring.

California Rural Water Association EXPO:  April 28 - May 1, South Lake Tahoe

Glendive Agricultural Trade Exposition  - Glendive, Montana

 

 in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee.
E. E. Cummings

Topics: dredging, Municipal dredging, water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, Rural Water, WWTP

SRS Crisafulli Hosts Tencate Geotube and Watersolve

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 @ 15:09 PM

SRS Crisafulli, Inc. invites interested members of the community to a bucket demonstration and presentation of dewatering technologies at the West Glendive Fire Hall at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 2.

Presentations will be by:
Jim Bridges, Clearwater Dewatering, Nampa, Idaho

Gregg Lebster, President, WaterSolve, LLC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and

Ed Trainer, Geotube marine and coastline market manager, Tencate Industrial Fabrics

 1:00 – 3:00

West Glendive Fire Station

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tencate Geotubes

Tencate Representative Ed Trainer will demonstrate how to use a Geotube as part of a dewatering and sludge separation system. 

Gregg Lebster will discuss the art of polymers. 

SLUDGE DEWATERING
Efficient removal of water in the liquid solids separation is key to overall use cost analysis. WaterSolve is keenly aware of the value and cost of producing solids to be removed from your site.

GEOTUBES®
WaterSolve polymers offer excellent solids retention and high filtration efficiencies in dredging operations where the floc formation time is often limited and the time to specified cake dryness is critical.

For more information about the arts:

www.gowatersolve.com

www.tencate.com

R.S.V.P. or questions:  Ms. Elizabeth Kaiser, Marketing Manager, SRS Crisafulli, Inc., Glendive, MT.

SRS Crisafulli is a business partner with TencateGeotubes.  SRS stands for Sludge Removal Systems.

We look forward to seeing you for this presentation and discussion.

Topics: crisafulli, dredging, dredging system, Treatment Plant Operator, Municipal dredging, biosolids

SRS Crisafulli's Guest Author Dr. Losoncy on Water

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Article submitted by Dr. Larry Losoncy, CEO of Clean Up America

Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink

Two great crises face the world: shortages of energy and water. The world's population is heading towards seven billion.  It is expected to continue increasing to nearly nine billion people. In order to sustain and enhance life for this many people, it is absolutely necessary that industrialization expand around the world.  As industrialization expands, the need for energy also expands, as does the need for safe fresh water.  Ironic that a planet with many times more surface water than land mass should now be desperate for usable water!

Great Lakes
Photo Credit:  The Great Lakes; Visible Earth:  A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet

One fifth of the world's surface freshwater lies in the Great Lakes. That says much about how the rest of the world lacks for lakes.  Almost all of the streams and rivers on earth are now compromised, needing more and more treatment to be safe (an example of how energy and water use are linked).  Drought, flooding from climate change, pollution from wastewater, and overuse are also wrecking havoc with most rivers, both here and abroad. 

Wells are increasingly threatened by groundwater pollution, unless they are deep aquifers - too far below the surface to be contaminated.  Unfortunately, however, Deep aquifers cannot replenish - precisely because they are so deep.  When pumped for irrigation, drinking water and industrial uses, they are depleted.

New technologies and strategies that go beyond conservation are needed for energy production.  Likewise, the response to water needs must go beyond conservation. New technologies for treating seawater, better use of irrigation, alternatives to water use in producing and packaging food and in the production of energy and in industrial processes are needed RIGHT NOW. 

Our nation and world would do well to work together at these challenges.

 

Wish to share a thought?  You can leave a comment below this article.

Read about Crisafulli's FLUMP dredge's contribution to a remediation effort at the Three Crowns Golf Course

Read how Pond Recovery Services of Hainesport New Jersey used Crisafulli's Rotomite for their shoreline remediation project.

Do you have a project?  Have an SRS Crisafulli Specialist consult with you.

 

Contact Dr. Losoncy about training and business coaching at cuatulsa@cox.net.

Dr. Losoncy, Ph.D., is the CEO of Clean Up America, Inc., a company that markets waterless sanitation systems, including the South African Enviroloo. He writes about environmental and business management issues and does training and consulting. He is also a mental health professional, licensed as a marriage/family therapist. He brings communication and psychological perspectives to bear on business practices.

 

Topics: Dredges, crisafulli, dredge, dredging, marina dredging, srs crisafulli, dredging system, dredging and pumps, flump, Articles, Golf Course Management

SRS Crisafulli's Laura Fleming asks "Are We Engaged?"

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 @ 08:02 AM

By Laura M. Fleming, SRS Crisafulli CFO and President

An afternoon sitting at the Dulles International Airport, after a 6:00 am Delta flight out of Billings, MT allowed me to indulge in one of my favorite things.  I purchased four books.

And then, two days later, as part of a Saturday afternoon excursion with my 23 year old daughter, we stopped at Barnes & Noble in Danbury, CT and I purchased six more books.

Yes, we are engaged.

Of my new stack of ten books, the one that floated to the top is Jim Clifton’s September, 2011, The Coming Jobs War.

The coming Jobs War resized 600

Jim, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, writes about engagement of employees and of customers in this clear call to action.

On Thursday last week, Jan Falstad, Business Editor/Reporter from the Billings Gazette, and her photographer/ cinematographer Casey Paige visited our facility. 

SRS Crisafulli’s hometown, Glendive, MT, is a burgeoning news zone.  

I heard from Jan Falstad this morning, that it will be a few weeks before our story runs in their paper.  SRS Crisafulli is a simple “good news story” – of steady growth and job creation.  That gives us time to blog about a great writer at the Billings Gazette, and the great questions she asked.

SRS Crisafulli is a story about exporting American-made product.  As Jan, Casey and I walked around the manufacturing facility and offices, we spoke to Engineer Charles Nichols – leaving for Chile to do a dredge installation; Engineer Isaiah Helm scheduled to go to Israel for a dredge installation; Salesperson Tristan Hoff and Chief Draftsman Chad Schipman scheduled to go to Sonora, Mexico for a dredge installation, all within the next 60 days.  SRS Crisafulli employees are engaged to SRS Crisafulli customers.

We are Jim Clifton’s story.

We are hiring!  See positions and how to apply.  We are looking for a few good people to join our team and continue to build a rural success story of expert problem solving, manufacturing and export.

Questions?  Please contact SRS Crisafulli.

See new and used Crisafulli equipment currently in stock.

Read SRS Crisafulli customer case histories and testimonials about Rotomite Dredges.

Topics: Dredges, crisafulli, dredge, dredging, srs crisafulli, International Exports, Jim Clifton, Jobs, Gallup

Dredging the Back Nine: Stormwater and Water Treatment Ponds

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 @ 16:08 PM

SRS Crisafulli's FLUMP Dredge was in the news this spring for its role in meeting the opening day schedule at a unique Wyoming golf course.

The Casper Star-Tribune ‌reported on the FLUMP's contribution to a remediation effort at the Three Crowns Golf Course, Casper, Wyoming.  When we called to find out if the deadline had been met, we were told it was close, within one week.

Three Crowns Golf Course resides on the award winning remediation project of the former Amoco Oil Refinery along the North Platte River, as described at WyomingTourism.org.

Photo Credit:  WyomingTourism.org

The environmental management master contractor, Trec, Inc., chose the SRS Crisafulli FLUMP dredge.  "Golf courses everywhere use these to clean these ponds," said Jesse Fuller with Atlantic Richfield, which also assists with the remeditation maintenance at Three Crowns Golf Course.

Crisafulli reports that many golf course ponds are being dredged to restore the irrigation capacity of their ponds.

Contractors from Grizzly Excavation reported on the ease of use of the FLUMP system.  They "held a remote control, pushed a switch, and a motor activated the propeller to push an SRS Crisafulli FLUMP Dredge tethered to a cable strung across the major stormwater pond on the back nine of the course."

An SRS Crisafulli FLUMP dredge can "pass" a golf ball - which apparently were abundantly present in the Three Crowns Golf Course water treatment system ponds and stormwater pond.

 

Topics: Dredges, dredge, dredging, lagoon dredges, Articles, Golf Course Management