Stormwater management is key at any wastewater treatment facility. But sometimes even the most prepared utility is overwhelmed by a massive weather event.
Although the headlines often highlight the slow pace of progress at water/wastewater utilities, numerous cities throughout the U.S. are investing in water projects.
The mining and energy industries have hit hard times in Minnesota, threatening the financial security of much of the state.
A Hawaiian wastewater treatment plant is undergoing a massive transformation — totaling an estimated $23 million.
An Alaska utility may receive a $1 million government grant — despite a recent environmental violation.
As demand grows larger and infrastructure grows older, utilities are often forced to expand, upgrade, and renovate to keep operations running smoothly.
Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a bacterial “battery,” that may offer both energy generation and ammonia removal and recovery to wastewater treatment facilities.
In Fort Wayne, IN, the wastewater treatment plant cut its monthly energy consumption from about 1.6 million kilowatt-hours to just over 1 million kilowatt-hours, saving the utility $42,000.
President Obama has asked America’s commercial and industrial buildings to become more energy efficient, and water and wastewater treatment plants are stepping up to the challenge.
“Net-zero energy” may sound like nothing more than an idealist turn of phrase, but one city has a plan to make it a reality at its 14 wastewater treatment plants.
As winter sets in across the country, those trips outside to take a reading or conduct scheduled maintenance on your water quality instruments aren’t quite so inviting. But what if your instruments could save you the trip? Predictive diagnosis is set to become the operator’s new best friend.
In the U.S., chlorine has always been king when it comes to water disinfection. But the EPA is investigating a “greener” alternative that could dethrone the chemical disinfectant.
Puralytics LilyPads are hardly noticeable in the ponds, lakes, and catchment areas where they are deployed. Made of mesh and plastic, the flat, 1-meter diameter disks could even be confused for their plant namesake if not for their white color.
“Flushable” wipes have been disparaged for wreaking havoc on wastewater treatment plants — causing giant clogs, overflows, and equipment breakdowns. But pre-moistened wipes labeled “flush safe” are not entirely to blame.