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.
The Value Of Water: Much More Than A Matter Of Economics
Earlier this month, the EPA published The Importance of Water in the US Economy, a follow-on report to a meeting of distinguished water leaders held December 2012 at American University on the value of water. A key finding of the report, which is based on a review of the literature and practice on the importance of water to the U.S. economy, is that it is difficult to find data that can accurately measure the true value of water to the economy. The data is elusive.
Using Wastewater And Sunlight To Generate Clean Energy
A solar-microbial device, created from a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC) and a microbial fuel cell (MFC), can generate hydrogen with just wastewater and sunlight and no outside energy.
Low-Cost Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling For Pump Stations
Avoid pump station failures, protect the environment, and save money through computer simulation.
The Shifting Challenges Of Wastewater Testing
Wastewater constituents are getting more plentiful and complex, requiring more advanced tools to maintain regulatory compliance.
High-Speed Turbo Blowers: Need … Or Just Want?
There are important considerations to make before you purchase an aeration blower.
Sick Work! Sewage Exposure Stats And Solutions
Everyone knows that sewer work is a “dirty job,” but there are factors — and real-life stories — that suggest the incidence and risk of sickness are rising.
EPA Releases Updated Sustainability Plan
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and lead in clean energy, EPA recently released its 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan that outlines actions planned over the next year to cut energy use and waste in agency operations.
Report Shows Farm Bill Conservation Practices Reduce Runoff Of Nutrients, Sediment In Chesapeake Bay Watershed
A record number of voluntary conservation practices adopted by Chesapeake Bay farmers since 2006 have significantly reduced the amount of nitrogen, sediment and phosphorus leaving cultivated croplands, according to a new report released recently.
Kannapolis, NC Selects Mueller Systems' Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System
The City of Kannapolis, North Carolina will upgrade its water system with Mueller Systems' state-of-the-art advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network.
The ‘Beast’ Draws A Crowd In Richmond Illinois
In late October, Enviro-Care sponsored a demonstration of its innovative septage receiving system installed at the Richmond Illinois WWTP.
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