• Fracking’s Threat To Water Downplayed In EPA Report
    Fracking’s Threat To Water Downplayed In EPA Report

    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.

  • New Sewage Recovery Method Could Make Wastewater Treatment Energy Neutral
    New Sewage Recovery Method Could Make Wastewater Treatment Energy Neutral

    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.

  • Victory For Water Activists Concerned With Dakota Access Pipeline
    Victory For Water Activists Concerned With Dakota Access Pipeline

    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.

  • WTP Chooses A-758 Plus™ Lime Slaker Systems To Replace Existing Systems
    WTP Chooses A-758 Plus™ Lime Slaker Systems To Replace Existing Systems

    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).

  • Topeka WTP Installs Integrity A-758 PLUS™ Lime Slaker System To Replace Existing Lime Slaker
    Topeka WTP Installs Integrity A-758 PLUS™ Lime Slaker System To Replace Existing Lime Slaker

    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.

  • Wastewater Use On California Crops Raises Questions
    Wastewater Use On California Crops Raises Questions

    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.

  • Workers Find Body In Wastewater Works At University
    Workers Find Body In Wastewater Works At University

    A body was found in a sewage tank at a college campus last month and police are still investigating what happened.

  • Water Main Break Prompts Fires, Evacuations In Boston
    Water Main Break Prompts Fires, Evacuations In Boston

    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.

  • Cheers To World Soil Day
    Cheers To World Soil Day

    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.

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    BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy

    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.

  • What Is ATP And What Does It Do?
    What Is ATP And What Does It Do?

    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.

  • Polyblend® Mechanical Polymer Activation System Outperforms Hydraulic Polymer Mixing Unit
    Polyblend® Mechanical Polymer Activation System Outperforms Hydraulic Polymer Mixing Unit

    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. 

  • The 3 Main Reasons To Use Carbon Dioxide For pH Control
    The 3 Main Reasons To Use Carbon Dioxide For pH Control

    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. 

  • Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium
    Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium

    If we are to realize the promise of innovation, implementation cannot be a risky proposition for water managers.

  • EPA Watches Closely As Flint Plans Another Change In Water Source
    EPA Watches Closely As Flint Plans Another Change In Water Source

    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.

  • Selecting The Right Membrane For The Job
    Selecting The Right Membrane For The Job

    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.

  • What’s In Your Water?
    What’s In Your Water?

    When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.

  • Math Solutions: Hydraulic Loading Calculations
    Math Solutions: Hydraulic Loading Calculations

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on hydraulic loading calculations.

  • Researchers Claim EPA Protections Fall Short For Lake Champlain
    Researchers Claim EPA Protections Fall Short For Lake Champlain

    Published in Environmental Research Letters, there is new research that suggests Lake Champlain is highly susceptible to climate change. It is now believed that rules created by the U.S. EPA to protect the lake may be insufficient in stopping algae blooms and water quality problems as the region gets hotter and wetter.

  • Wet Well Wizard In Action
    Wet Well Wizard In Action

    This video clearly illustrates how successful the wet well wizard is at eliminating FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) from collection system lift station wet wells. The patent pending Wizard design is guaranteed never to allow air bubbles to cavitate wet well pumps, to eliminate H2S odor from forming in the well where it is located, and eliminate all negative odors.

  • Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More
    Beyond SCADA: Doing More With More

    The turning point for Rudy Engert came when Georgia ran out of water. Faced with severe water shortages, the state was literally weeks away from water rationing. Engert decided it was time to think about the water and wastewater industry differently.

  • Madison Utility Tries ‘Unusual’ Approach To Conservation With Giveaway
    Madison Utility Tries ‘Unusual’ Approach To Conservation With Giveaway

    The utility in Madison, WI, is trying a new tactic to encourage conservation among ratepayers: a massive giveaway.

  • Hard Push For New Drinking Water Regulations On Nutrients In Iowa
    Hard Push For New Drinking Water Regulations On Nutrients In Iowa

    Water quality advocates raised the stakes in Iowa’s protracted runoff fight recently by making a strong push for new regulations on agriculture after watching policymakers lean on voluntary standards for years.

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    Preventing Backflow

    There are lots of applications in the water and wastewater industry that need backflow prevention. Stormwater drainage systems are a perfect example.  As Mike Duer, Chief Engineer with Red Valve Company explains in this Water Online Radio interview, “water will backflow through the drainage pipe at high tide, come up through the inlets and cause flooding.”

  • Methods To Control Odors From Anaerobic Digester Plants And Prevent Nuisance To Nearby Communities
    Methods To Control Odors From Anaerobic Digester Plants And Prevent Nuisance To Nearby Communities

    Anaerobic digestion is a practical and efficient technology to utilize considerable amounts of organic waste from intensive animal production and food processing and wastage during distribution/consumption, municipal waste, etc. to produce methane gas for electricity generation, local/process heating, and direct injection into the gas supply network.

  • Investors Come Together To Urge Meat Producers To Stop Water Pollution
    Investors Come Together To Urge Meat Producers To Stop Water Pollution

    Members of the nonprofit sustainability advocate Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility are working together to urge some the country’s largest meat producers to develop policies to reduce water pollution in their feeding, slaughtering, and processing operations.

  • Sewage Sludge May Soon Fuel Airplanes
    Sewage Sludge May Soon Fuel Airplanes

    New technology may make it possible for sewage sludge to fuel airplanes, a development that’s part of a growing fleet of innovations impacting where waste plant managers send the sludge that is a byproduct of their daily operations.

  • ‘Brexit’ To ‘Degrade’ Water Regulations In UK, Experts Warn
    ‘Brexit’ To ‘Degrade’ Water Regulations In UK, Experts Warn

    The United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union may have a degrading effect on water and wastewater regulations in the country, according to experts who testified before a parliamentary committee in November.

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