• Perspectives On 'Water for Development':  Keys To Project Development And Financing
    Perspectives On 'Water for Development': Keys To Project Development And Financing

    An interview with Xavier Leflaive, Water Team Leader, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • Uranium Contamination Plagues Aquifers Serving Nearly 2 Million
    Uranium Contamination Plagues Aquifers Serving Nearly 2 Million

    Uranium levels are around 180 times the safe limit in aquifers serving nearly 2 million people in the Midwest and California, according to new research.

  • Texas Teen Invents New Filter For E-Waste
    Texas Teen Invents New Filter For E-Waste

    E-waste is the target of a groundbreaking new water treatment technology recently debuted by a teenager from Texas.

  • U.S. Drought Reshapes Thinking On Water Solutions
    U.S. Drought Reshapes Thinking On Water Solutions

    California’s drought, increasing water consumption, and improving technology costs are sparking deployment of more advanced municipal and industrial solutions to address water stress across the U.S. The epicenter of change is across the U.S. Sunbelt, where wastewater reuse and desalination have been thrust into the spotlight as key solutions. 

  • Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training
    Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training

    The trainees are illuminated by several blinking monitors, testing their knowledge and reactions to catastrophic events displayed as technical readouts in the operating systems before them. They interpret technical data, make adjustments, and pilot the system around disaster and back to stability.

  • EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court
    EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court

    The federal government’s sweeping update to the Clean Water Act hit a setback last week when a federal judge halted the proposal in certain states hours before it became enforceable.

  • California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs
    California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs

    Water rates are expected to go up in California, according to a survey of water utilities released by the rating agency Fitch.

  • Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility
    Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility

    I’ve worked with small utilities across the U.S. for some time, and I can tell you they are struggling. They are facing a sustainability crisis so serious, because of so many challenges and lack of resources, that many believe they will be unable to continue in the future.

  • The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?
    The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?

    To men of a certain age, the word “lagoon” conjures two very different images. In the first, it’s the Creature from the Black Lagoon — a scary gill-man emerging from the ooze. In the other, it’s the idyllic Blue Lagoon, with Brooke Shields frolicking in an island fantasyland.

  • When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments
    When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments

    As advancements in technology have led to smaller, faster, and more durable process equipment, industrial manufacturers are eyeing new hardware to boost product yield in their new and existing facilities. This fact is evident as capital spending figures from the top 37 companies in the food and beverage industry topped $18.5 billion in 2014, a nearly 15 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further
    Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is harnessing both natural resources and human drive to lead an energy surge in the water sector. WEF President Ed McCormick discusses where the industry is headed and how utilities can stay ahead of the curve.

  • The Journey To Predictive Maintenance
    The Journey To Predictive Maintenance

    With the digital age fully upon us, it’s time for treatment plants to evolve beyond preventative maintenance and embrace predictive maintenance.

  • 'Project Clean Lake' Breaks New Ground In Pollution Control
    'Project Clean Lake' Breaks New Ground In Pollution Control

    The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s $3 billion pollution-control plan includes massive and lengthy tunnels but goes the extra mile by adding advanced wastewater treatment.

  • Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado
    Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado

    The largest water utility in Colorado is taking up the debate over whether to fluoridate tap water, one of the longest-running controversies in the water industry.


  • Fingerprinting Erosion

    You may have noticed that after a heavy rainstorm, creeks and rivers often turn the color of chocolate milk. That cloudy brown color is caused by sediments — weathered rock material ranging in size from tiny granules of mud to stones.

  • WaterSignal Featured At Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Expo.

    Sean Rayborn, vice president of WaterSignal, a leading provider of wireless technology providing real-time water usage data, was a featured industry expert on innovative new approaches to saving water at the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) 2015 Expo.

  • Old School Ham Baker Are New Kids On The Block At WEFTEC

    One of the UK’s longest established and most reputable water and wastewater solutions providers is set to make its debut at WEFTEC.

  • VIQUA’s LightWise Technology – A Smart Solution To A Common Problem

    VIQUA, the world’s leading manufacturer of residential ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection systems, recently officially introduced its new LightWise technology. LightWise technology is featured in the VIQUA PRO series – the PRO10, PRO20, and PRO30 – for light commercial applications.

  • New Brew Made From Treated Charles River Water Announced By Harpoon Brewery And Desalitech

    Boston-based craft brewer Harpoon Brewery and Desalitech, an innovative water treatment company based in Newton, recently announced an exciting new collaboration to treat and brew 300 gallons of water from the Charles River to create a limited edition beer — Charles River Pale Ale.

  • ISA Security Compliance Institute Issues Update To ISASecure EDSA And SSA Cybersecurity Certifications

    The ISA Security Compliance Institute, which manages the ISASecure cybersecurity certification scheme for industrial automation and control systems (IACS), announced recently updates to certification requirements for the Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification and System Security Assurance (SSA) certification.

  • Xylem To Support The Long-Term Sustainability Of Chesapeake Bay

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded a contract to provide an existing wastewater treatment plant with advanced treatment technology, which will play a key role in an initiative focused on improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Activated carbon and ion exchange can be called two sides of the same coin. Where activated carbon purifies water by removing organic contaminants through an adsorption process, ion exchange removes contaminants under the surface via electrical charge. Jacobi Carbons is well known for its work on one side, as the largest worldwide manufacturer of activated carbons that utilize coconut shell, but for over a dozen years, Jacobi has been developing ion exchange technologies primarily in Europe. Learn more.



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Diffuser Cleaning & Maintenance

As part of the TotalCare offering, Xylem has developed a portable liquid cleaning process that is executable for both membrane and ceramic diffusers within Sanitaire and competitor installations. The major advantage of Xylem’s new system is that it runs while the diffusers are in operation – there is no longer any need to drain basins or remove system components.

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Mueller Tapping Materials And Specialty Valves

Full range of Tapping Sleeves and Crosses to fit most types of pipe including cast iron, ductile iron, A-C, and cast iron O.D. PVC
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CAPSULAR® Underground Pump Station

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Ceramic Membrane Filtration System

Ceramic Membrane Filtration System

The "Ceramic Membrane Filtration System" is a reliable technology to produce clean water by removing the turbidity, bacteria, and cryptosporidium and other protozoa contained in raw water sources such as surface water and ground water. Using a unique ceramic membrane as a filter, this system is a low cost and long life filtration system. Therefore it can enable a water supply system to meet recent demands for safe and tasty water.

Mc® Propeller Flow Meter

Mc® Propeller Flow Meter

McCrometer has set the standard for liquid flow measurement performance, ease-of-use and value in the agricultural and turf markets since 1955. Its leading-edge propeller flow meters offer economical and versatile flow measurement. The Mc Propeller is especially suited to dirty water flows, municipal and other high-volume water applications
Echologics Non-Revenue Water Management

Echologics Non-Revenue Water Management

There are more than 700 water main breaks every day in North America, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the cost to acquire, treat and distribute water to customers increases every year.

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Compact Cabinet Cooler

Noren Products manufacturers air-to-air and air-to-water heat exchangers for cooling electrical panels without letting contaminants inside (including wash down and hazardous locations). Compact Heat Exchanges prevent failures and downtime caused by overheating electronics. Noren units are easy to install, low maintenance, Freon free and cost a fraction of air conditioning.

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Next Generation Mag Meter

Next Generation Mag Meter

Municipal and Industrial water and wastewater treatment systems present a challenging environment in which the accurate and reliable measurement of liquid flow is essential for cost-effective plant operation.

Smith & Loveless Launches New Line Of Above-Grade Pumping Systems

Smith & Loveless Launches New Line Of Above-Grade Pumping Systems

This year at WEFTEC in booth #3648, Smith & Loveless continues its legacy of wastewater pumping innovation with the announcement of the EVERLAST™ Wet Well Mounted Pump Station series.

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