A recent selenium update to the U.S. EPA’s water quality standards could force utilities to consider how they monitor the element in their water.
Michigan went to court to fight an order to deliver bottled water door-to-door in Flint.
Arizona regulators kept a close watch on Johnson Utilities this week after samples showed that high nitrate levels had rendered tap water unsafe for infants.
Wastewater seems to be a new frontier for resources around the country.
Researchers have developed new wastewater system design guidelines they claim can cut down costs for treatment plants and help protect aquatic life.
The issue of lead contamination continues to plague not only cities around the country, but aging school buildings as well.
Water treatment plant upgrades left tap water in Toronto smelling and tasting a little strange this month.
RWL Water provided the right solution for this paper mill to meet stringent permit discharge limits and produce renewable energy.
Every utility fights a battle against sewer clogs and the potential sanitary sewer overflows that may result. The increasing use of personal wipe products and their improper disposal has worsened the problem. Operators and technicians often crawl into confined spaces or hoist pumps out of wet wells to wrestle with rag monsters. KSB is well aware of this issue and is leading a campaign to “Conquer the Clog.” Water Online spoke with Horst Sturm, vice president of business development for KSB, Inc., to discuss their take on the problem.
Hermanus on South Africa’s Cape Whale Coast is a tourist hotspot. Just two hours outside of Cape Town, the number of holiday complexes being built along this idyllic coast is increasing. The problem is that the city is in a water scarce area. The answer lies in an upgrade of the Preekstoel water treatment plant.
The Water Environment Federation’s Ingenuity Contest awarded treatment plant employees all over the country for their ingenuity in solving problems with what they had on-hand. Which clever fix could be used at your plant?
An influential government study on the impact of fracking on drinking water may have downplayed the risk this practice plays to water supplies across the country.
As harmful as some bacteria can be to humans, it can be a help, too. There is now research that shows the energy in sewage can be collected by hungry bacteria.
Native American tribes concerned about water contamination won a major victory this weekend in a fight to stop an oil pipeline from being built across sacred lands near a reservation.
In the fall of 2015, a small village on the border of Vermont in New York State, tested positive for Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs), specifically Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), in the municipal drinking water. The influent levels of PFOA in the water were above 600 ng/L, and thus considered harmful to village residents. Realizing that PFOA was on the U.S. EPA Contaminant Candidate List, the Village solicited the services of engineering firm CT Male Associates to investigate treatment options and provide a treatment system.
The Albert R. Davis Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Austin, Texas, is one of three water treatment plants supplying drinking water to the greater Austin metropolitan area. The plant was built in 1954 and has had multiple upgrades over the years, increasing its capacity to 118 million gallons per day (MGD).
The Topeka Water Treatment Plant (WTP) — a 60 million gallon per day facility - serves Topeka, Kansas and surrounding areas. Built in 1945, the plant underwent several renovations with the most recent upgrading the plant to its current capacity in 1993.
In 2015, plant officials decided to replace the first of the existing slakers and, after considering offers from several slaker suppliers, chose the A-758 PLUS™ paste-type lime slaker manufactured by Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC (IMS). Read the full case study to learn more.
Known as “produced water,” wastewater from oil production is being used to irrigate crops across 95,000 acres of California’s Central Valley, where many of the country’s fruits and vegetables are grown.
A body was found in a sewage tank at a college campus last month and police are still investigating what happened.
A major water main break in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston last week shut down businesses, halted local traffic, and prompted the evacuation of over 100 people.
Let’s lift a glass — of water — to celebrate World Soil Day, created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the thin mantle that sustains us. Of course, as a water guy, I look at World Soil Day as a time to highlight the symbiosis of soil and water. As anybody who has been to the barren deserts of China, North Africa or the Middle East knows, soil without water doesn’t produce anything.
With a 2,400 square mile service area and approximately 40,000 customers to serve in southeastern Illinois, EJ Water Cooperative was having difficulties scheduling the nearly 4,000-mile monthly drive to complete a meter reading cycle. The rising cost of their aging system and the need to reduce operating costs prompted the search for a new meter reading system.
Many people know what ATP stands for, but do you know what it does? This blog demystifies this amazing energy carrier and explains why water professionals should care about it.
Henry N. Wochholz Regional Water Recycling Facility (WRWRF) consists of primary, advanced biological secondary and tertiary treatment with advanced total nitrogen removal. Always interested in enhanced treatment performance, the staff members recently examined the polymer use of the existing dewatering belt filter presses.
Finding ways to improve everyday processes in more efficient and productive ways is an important goal for most companies. Many water and wastewater treatment facilities use sulfuric acid when pH reduction is needed, but face safety and process risks as a result. As an alternative to sulfuric acid, carbon dioxide (CO2) offers several benefits.
If we are to realize the promise of innovation, implementation cannot be a risky proposition for water managers.
The need for using condition assessment as part of an overall asset management program has been documented over the past two decades, but the value of this work for the cost has eluded many utilities.
For some time now Portland has had problems with lead in its drinking water. As in many cities around the country, lead contamination there can be attributed to problems with aging pipes and a lack of testing.
A mysterious sheen on the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., has water agencies monitoring for contamination and safeguarding against fallout for their drinking water supplies.
The so-called “water war” trial over whether Florida and Georgia are sharing water fairly wrapped up at a court in Maine last week, and now both sides are waiting to hear what happens next.
If you’ve ever looked into the ice cream freezers at your local grocery store you can imagine all the different ingredients you’d find at the ice cream factory: cream, sugar, chocolate, fruit, nuts, milk, syrups, and so on.
Drought conditions in parts of the world not normally thought of as arid continue to worsen. For example, in northern and central sections of New Jersey, drought conditions persist due to lack of rain.
Wastewater utilities are suspicious of a federal plan to collect more information about their nutrient practices.
At a time when utilities are struggling with cost pressures and crumbling infrastructure, cities across the country are struggling with questions around their leak policies and if residents should get a break on their bills when they spring a leak.
The holiday season is a time to gather with loved ones, consider the things we are thankful for, and remind ourselves about what is truly important.
The textile industry in Bahrain dates to ancient times. In the time of Alexander the Great, the country was as known as a producer of clothes seen throughout Arabia and the Indian subcontinent. Modern day Bahrain maintains its strong tradition in textile manufacture.
Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump has presented to the American public his energy and economic plans, which are geared toward establishing energy sovereignty and increasing the pace of job creation in the nation. In his push for energy independence, Trump has suggested lifting restrictions placed on shale, oil, natural gas, and coal production.
A new initiative will test the theory that some of the next great water technologies are right under our noses, without us even realizing it.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District recently uncovered high levels of lead in samples that were taken from drinking fountains and other water sources in 60 school buildings.
California may construct the largest reservoir it has built since the 1970s in a town outside Sacramento.
Flint, MI, has a bad track record for changing water sources. When the city switched sources two years ago in an attempt to cut costs, it underwent a major water-contamination crisis.
In this Water Online Radio exclusive interview, Fred Wiesler, Global Director of Sales for the QUA Group, discusses some of the company’s key products, including the EnviQ that uses a flat sheet PVDF membrane, and has a .04-micron pore size. It provides ultrafiltration quality water, with the strength of a PVDF flat sheet membrane.
Endress+Hauser’s Open Integration Partner Program strives to mitigate risks when commissioning customer plant by ensuring that operators can easily integrate their devices and components into automation systems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) convened on December 6-7 to advise the Agency on a host of current drinking water issues including the EPA's lead rule, new drinking water contaminants, harmful algal blooms, enforcement policies, the recent National Drinking Water Plan, etc.
Using GE’s Water & Process Technologies’ asset performance management solution, the Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada, optimized the timing of its system upgrade with new membranes to ensure continued drinking water safety and reliability for its residents.
Biwater have been contracted to deliver water and wastewater treatment solutions for the cities of Erbil and Sulaimani in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with 4 in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus.
Arcadis North America recently announced the appointment of Alan Baxter as the company’s new city executive for Chicago.
In an ever-increasingly connected world, almost all processes rely on some form of digital capability. The water industry is no exception.
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