Warm Winter

It seems as though we may finally get a real winter after all, but the warm period over the last two months was very out of character for Maine/New Hampshire. In Manchester this November, temperatures reached up into the 70’s, and on Christmas day it was 64...

Strange Lakes

We all love to think of our lakes as unique, and certainly they are. However, the lakes in the AWWA regions are (thankfully) relatively tame. We get the odd freshwater jellyfiish, invasive species, or algae bloom but, as these examples from around the world...

Snowed In: How Portland Deals with Snow

Last week, we looked at how Wakefield deals with snow. It’s a pretty uncomplicated process of plow, sand, salt, shovel and snowblowers. In Portland, things are a little bit more difficult. Portland is the urban center of Maine. Located on a peninsula at the mouth of...

Snowed In: How we Deal with Record Snows

With the amount of snow we’ve received in the Northeast over the past month or so, it becomes difficult for us to remember what summer looked like. Chances are, there was a time just a few months ago when you were outside and you were uncomfortably warm. Remember...