Is Fracking Drinking Up More Water Than Anyone Thought?
Fracking is more water-intensive than anyone realized, according to National Geographic.
Biosolids Program Can Improve Efficiency, Save Money
The National Biosolids Partnership’s Biosolids Management Program, offered by the Water Environment Federation, is designed to equip operators, managers, and administrators with tools to track and monitor data needed to achieve optimized biosolids management performance and ensure regulatory compliance.
The Year In Water Regulations: What You Need To Know
The steady march of water-related mandates was afoot in 2013, though a bit slow and meandering. The following is an overview of the EPA’s rulemaking progress over the past year.
Water Scarcity May Limit Fracking In UK
The fracking industry in the UK may run into trouble because it relies heavily on a scarce resource: water.
Arsenic-Laced Drinking Water In California Schools
Thousands of students in California lack access to safe drinking water at school. The problem is arsenic, and it has been causing illness, according to the New York Times.
Biological Filtration: The Future Of Drinking Water Treatment?
Costs of handling wastewater treatment residuals, DBPs regulations, and new contaminants that are responsive to biological degradation are all on the rise — factors that make biological treatment an effective solution.
Increase Revenue With New Commercial Metering Technology
Revenue for water utilities is circling the drain. Most commercial water meters can stand up to the high water flow of commercial water customers, but these same meters often have a hard time measuring low water flows and retaining accurate meter reads over time and continuous flow conditions. Grocery stores, for example, do not pay for the scant amount of water used for produce misters because it passes through many commercial water meters without detection. These low flows add up to big dollars and are forcing water utilities to take a hard look at the accuracy of their meter fleet.
EPA Chief: Water Quality In California Valley Is 'Unacceptable'
Water quality in California's San Joaquin Valley is becoming a high-priority problem for the EPA.
DEMON Invades America: New Nutrient Removal Process Saves Money And The Environment
Sustainable solutions can offer more than just environmental benefits. Green technologies can offer significant cost savings as well. Virginia utility Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) was looking for these when Chief of Special Projects, Charles Bott, approached World Water Works, a leading designer and manufacturer of wastewater treatment solutions, about the innovative and very environmentally friendly DEMON® deammonification system.
As UK Regulator Examines Rates, Its Own Costs Are Questioned
The water regulator for England and Wales is under fire for costing bill-payers nearly £20m after hiring expensive consultants at the same time it is pressuring utilities to keep their rates low.
Regulators Push For New Water Rate Structure
The association for regulators is pushing to change the way water utilities determine their rates.
Las Vegas Water Project Could Mean Emergency Restrictions
For the next several months, the entire water supply for the Las Vegas area depends on a single pipe and pipe station.
UN Report: Investing In Water Could Yield $3 Trillion Annually
Spending more on water infrastructure could yield $3 trillion per year in benefits globally, according to a study released by the United Nations this week.
California Sinking Caused By Groundwater Withdrawal
A California region is sinking quickly due to the amount of groundwater getting pumped out of the area.
'Evil Genius' Hides Use of Contaminated Well For Over 20 Years
A U.S. District judge sentenced two officials to two years of probation for funneling tainted water into the drinking supply of an Illinois town.
Lessons On Communication For The Water Industry
Water Online Radio talks to Dr. Donna Vincent Roa, water sector communication expert and managing partner of the Vincent Roa Group, about the importance of communication and innovation in the water industry.
Water Rate Could Double For Some In San Diego
Water rates are going way up in San Diego. The city council approved a rate hike last month, according to ABC 10 News. For some residents, the water bill could go up by 100 percent.
Cincinnati Shells Out Billions To Stop Sewage Overflows
Cincinnati is trying to get sewer water out of its waterways with a $3 billion effort called Project Groundwork.
Moving Fracking Waste By Barge Under Consideration
The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a proposal that would allow fracking wastewater to be transported on barges. But many environmentalists oppose the idea.
EPA Goes 'Next Generation' With Regulatory Compliance Program
Inspired by new technology and an evolved philosophy, the EPA changes its approach to pollution-control rulemaking and compliance.
Desalination A Must For Florida, Official Says
A Florida official is calling on his state to invest in seawater desalination as a way to combat water scarcity.
WWEMA Window: The Past, Present, And Future Of Water
As I am writing this article, I find it hard to believe that another year has zipped by and evaluations of all our prognostications from the previous year are now subject to review and scrutiny. 2013 has been an interesting year in the water and wastewater market!
Capacitance Level Switches Provide Reliable Water Oil Interface Detection
There are a number of point level approaches to measuring the interface between water and oil for water dump control in the oil and gas industry. However, each has disadvantages — manual methods introduce human error, conductivity switches are rendered inaccurate by buildup, and float switches are susceptible to wear and tear. This white paper introduces capacitance level switches as an accurate and reliable alternative for water/oil interface detection.
Kansas Approaching 'Pivotal' Water Moment
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is pushing his state to adopt a long-term strategy for water issues.
AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software
The Fountain Hills Sanitary District (FHSD) provides wastewater treatment for over 13,000 homes and businesses. In addition to supplying the town’s namesake fountain, its treated water irrigates local golf courses and parks. In 2000, the utility developed an innovative way to make up the short-fall during the dryer less populated summer. By Christopher Little
Water Manager Could Do Hard Time For Lying On Discharge Monitoring Reports
A key court date is approaching in the case of a former Hays, KS water manager who allegedly violated the Clean Water Act.
Drugs Slip Through Sewage Plants Into Great Lakes
Sewage plants only remove about half of pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater.
Free Water To Be A Thing Of The Past In Ireland
It looks like free tap water is going away in Ireland, where consumers are expected to become ratepayers in the near future.
Local Regulators Cracking Down On Phosphorus
Analysts say phosphorus standards for wastewater are cropping up in a growing number of localities.
Lack Of Nitrogen Turns Some Algae Toxic
Researchers are getting closer to understanding what causes blue-green algae—a nuisance keeping swimmers out of lakes across the country—to grow, thrive, and become toxic.
Self-Proclaimed 'Nerds' Map California Water Data
California is teeming with data about its water resources, but quizzing locals on that topic could easily draw blank stares. That's because important information, though readily available, is hard to understand.
EPA Lead Regulations Stall Fire Hydrant Installation
Cities across the county have stopped installing fire hydrants because federal regulators say they could contaminate water with lead.
Subpar Wastewater Plants Land Greece In Court
Greece is headed to court for failing to fix its dilapidated wastewater facilities. The nation faces penalties and daily fines "for failing to treat and dispose of urban wastewater in an adequate manner," according to Ekathimerini.
Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors Remove Dissolved Gases From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Recovery And Process Applcations
The oil and gas industry has utilized various deaeration technologies for many years to remove dissolved gases, particularly oxygen, from injection water. Minimizing the environmental impact, improving operating efficiency, avoiding process issues and protecting system components are just a few of the reasons degassing is necessary in many hydrocarbon recovery and water processes.
Can Bottled Water Be Cheaper Than The Tap?
For consumers who only use a tiny amount of water from the tap, it can be more cost-efficient to cut off the water supply altogether and rely only on bottled water.
Texas Cities Spar Over Water Pumping Proposal
The residents of Del Rio, TX are worried San Antonio will try to suck up all their water.
EPA Rulemaking Aims To Protect Water From Power Plant Pollution
The EPA is writing regulations aimed at protecting water from the effects of power plant emissions.
Crippling Drought Prompts New Federal Efforts
Federal officials say they plan to bolster their efforts to save bodies of water threatened by drought conditions in the Southwest.
The World Of Desalination, Opened
Avshalom Felber, president and CEO of IDE Technologies, talks to Water Online Radio about the advancement of desalination technologies worldwide, the applications for both municipal and industrial markets, and how to overcome the obstacles to widespread adoption.
Do We Have To Sacrifice Performance To Be Green?
The global use of membranes is widespread in municipal, industrial, and wastewater applications with reverse osmosis (RO) proving to be a highly effective and reliable method of advanced water treatment. Reuse applications have been particularly challenging for water treatment chemical companies as these highly variable feedwaters can contain any imaginable constituent, resulting in a wide array of site specific foulants. By Karen Lindsey, V.P. Operations, Avista Technologies, Inc.
WesTech’s Iowa Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
WesTech Engineering is announcing that the quality system of its Iowa office has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The facility oversees the General Filter and Microfloc product lines.
Sensus Earns Leadership Position In The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
Sensus, a leading provider of clean technology solutions, announces the election of Matt Zafuto, executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development, to the position of vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC).
China Water Pumps Market Set To Cross 85 Billion Yuan ($14B) By 2018, Says TechSci Research
Water pumps are an integral part of any manufacturing facility and China is dominating the world in terms of total industrial output. As a result, the water pumps market in China has been reporting fastest growth in comparison to other developed or emerging markets.
Study Shows How Water Dissolves Stone, Molecule By Molecule
Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen’s Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement.
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