• California's Future Quagga-mire
    California's Future Quagga-mire

    In the long list of issues that face the state of California, an aquatic species invasion isn’t likely to be a legislative priority. In the water world, an invasion of any kind means trouble for the industry. The problem isn’t so much about water quality; daily operations and important ecosystems will be affected. Clams roughly the size of a dime called quagga mussels have the potential to multiply and clog water intake structures. While they settle in, quagga mussels feed on important planktons that native organisms require to survive. 

  • $144,000 Fine For Water Authority Allegedly Exposing Workers To Ozone
    $144,000 Fine For Water Authority Allegedly Exposing Workers To Ozone

    State regulators are hitting New Mexico’s largest water provider with $144,000 in fines, alleging that the utility put employees in harm’s way, according to NM Political Report.

  • Beer Makers Brew Support For Clean Water
    Beer Makers Brew Support For Clean Water

    Beer makers are hopping into a heated political fight: climate change.

  • Energy-Saving Solution With Flygt Compact, Low-Energy Mixers Yields Big Savings
    Energy-Saving Solution With Flygt Compact, Low-Energy Mixers Yields Big Savings

    The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) manages regional wastewater service for the Madison, Wisconsin area, providing wastewater collection and treatment for 43 municipal customers including cities, villages, and utility and sanitary districts.

  • The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s the Pressure, Not The Concentration)
    The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s the Pressure, Not The Concentration)

    A dissolved oxygen sensor ought to be simple to understand. Whether it is membrane or optically based, it gives a signal that is proportional to the concentration of oxygen concentration in water.

  • Private Water Players Vie For Larger Global Stakes
    Private Water Players Vie For Larger Global Stakes

    Access to water supplies globally is increasingly threatened by climate change and inadequate public investment in infrastructure. As a result, governments, municipal utilities, and key stakeholders have been forced to address the intensely debated role of private sector participation as a longer-term solution to local water stresses. Recent analysis by Bluefield Research indicates a dynamic landscape undergoing significant change.

  • Next-Level Communications Solves SCADA Problem For City Of St. George
    Next-Level Communications Solves SCADA Problem For City Of St. George

    Water and wastewater treatment facilities around the globe are turning to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to help automate and improve the security of their facilities through high performance M2M wireless communications. In fact, there is a suite of Class 1 and Div 2 spread spectrum unlicensed and licensed radios specifically for water/wastewater applications, including high-speed wireless Ethernet, serial, and IO radios. These radios can be easily networked to ensure that facility monitoring and performance data are accurate and delivered in a timely fashion. These solutions can help municipalities design and implement a world-class point to point wireless network for unique facility applications including water and wastewater treatment plant monitoring, pump house control, chemical monitoring and control, SCADA systems, remote video surveillance and security, water flow control, and cathodic protection applications.

  • Wastewater Plant Solves Combined Sewer And Flow Metering Problems
    Wastewater Plant Solves Combined Sewer And Flow Metering Problems

    The Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant recently found ways to solve two knotty problems at essentially the same time. Because of the number of combined sewers in Easterly’s service area, the plant needed to add capacity and overflow storage, and management decided to also address a need that was going to grow in importance in the near future — flow metering. By Jack Sine, FLEXIM Americas Corp.

  • A Cost Effective Solution To A Complex Problem
    A Cost Effective Solution To A Complex Problem

    A Montana Water District was under an Administrative Order of Compliance by the EPA to install filtration to comply with the Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR) or possibly loose their only water source, the Missouri River.

  • UVC LEDs For Biofilm Prevention
    UVC LEDs For Biofilm Prevention

    Biofilm has adverse effects on all types of instruments, sensors, and equipment used in power plants, food and beverage production plants, desalination facilities, paper mills, and marine environments. This includes growth on pipelines, tanks, heat exchangers, reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, and other equipment. Biofilms can cause reduction of heat transfer, increased pressure drop and corrosion of metallic surfaces, and many forms of contamination. 

  • Turbidity Alerts Las Vegas Area To Water-Borne Diseases
    Turbidity Alerts Las Vegas Area To Water-Borne Diseases

    Water utilities out West are contending with the effects of storm-driven contamination associated with high levels of turbidity.

  • Urban Wastewater For Sale As Drought Solution
    Urban Wastewater For Sale As Drought Solution

    California farmers struggling to irrigate their crops are considering a new strategy: buying urban wastewater.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing And The EPA Water Study: Where Do We Go From Here?
    Hydraulic Fracturing And The EPA Water Study: Where Do We Go From Here?

    It’s been two months since EPA released its much anticipated draft report on hydraulic fracturing, and organizations like ours are busy preparing their official comments, which are due at the end of August. But based on what we have learned so far and what has been written in the media, it’s important to spend some time on what the report said — and didn’t say — and what it all means.

  • Cancer-Causing Vinyl Chloride Haunts Indiana Water Supply
    Cancer-Causing Vinyl Chloride Haunts Indiana Water Supply

    The U.S. EPA is investigating the source of dangerous water contamination in Kokomo, IN, since it wants the original polluter to pay for the cleanup.

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