• Two Florida Bills Could Give Ratepayers More Influence Over Water Utilities
    Two Florida Bills Could Give Ratepayers More Influence Over Water Utilities

    Two separate measures under consideration in the Florida state legislature give ratepayers more of a voice against their water companies, and now it looks possible the bills may merge. 

  • Government Agency Takes On Non-Revenue Water
    Government Agency Takes On Non-Revenue Water

    Trenton Water Works is struggling with the problem of non-revenue water. 

  • Officials Tired Of 'Monopolistic' Control Of Detroit Utility
    Officials Tired Of 'Monopolistic' Control Of Detroit Utility

    Officials in a county near Detroit are tired of relying on the bankrupt city's major water provider. 

  • Energy Project To Save Water Utility $500,000?
    Energy Project To Save Water Utility $500,000?

    A water district in California is the guinea pig in a project that could save $500,000 in energy costs. 

  • An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions
    An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions

    Whether you’re managing municipal waters, working with cooling towers, or producing clean water, NeoTech Aqua Solutions offers disinfection, TOC reduction, and ozone destruction products that can be easily sized for your requirements.  Real-time dosimetry units provide exact dosage measurements, and a minimum number of lamps allow for halting of water flow without powering the unit down.

  • How To Install A UV Lamp
    How To Install A UV Lamp

    This video features a step-by-step demonstration of how to change out a used UV lamp and install a new one.

  • Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
    Disinfection Performance Testing Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber

    This is the second in a series of three white papers describing the design and performance of the NeoTech Aqua ReFlex™ treatment chamber. The first describes in detail the theoretical basis for the very high efficiency demonstrated by the chamber. The third paper describes how this chamber design leads to some highly desirable operational advantages beyond just energy ad cost reduction. By J. R. Cooper, Ph. D. and Gwynne Cavender, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  • Theoretical Operation Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber
    Theoretical Operation Of High-Efficiency Ultraviolet Water Treatment Chamber

    The NeoTech Aqua ReFleX™ water purification chambers are the most efficient and compact units available today. They require an order of magnitude less energy and less than 25% of the system volume to achieve the same or better purification result as competing chambers. This is the first in a series of three white papers explaining the benefits of these systems. By J. R. Cooper, Ph.D, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  • Cutting-Edge Solutions For Coking Wastewater Reuse To Meet The Standard Of Circulation Cooling Systems
    Cutting-Edge Solutions For Coking Wastewater Reuse To Meet The Standard Of Circulation Cooling Systems

    Coking wastewater generated from the processes of coking, coke gas purification, and recovery of coking products, is highly toxic and carcinogenic. The wastewater usually contains phenolic, aromatic, heterocyclic, and polycyclic organics, and some inorganics, such as cyanides, sulfides, ammonium, ammonia, and so on, which makes it hardly degradable. By Jenny Zhang ,Scientist, Dow Water & Process Solution,  Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd. and Juno Chen, Business Communications Manager,  Dow Chemical (China) Investment Ltd.

  • Restoration Technology For Polymer Concrete
    Restoration Technology For Polymer Concrete

    Polymer concrete is one of the most durable, longest-lasting and corrosion-resistant materials available for industrial infrastructure. This class of products consists of a matrix composed of heavy-duty aggregate and either chemical-resistant resin or cement binder. These castable materials may offer up to five times the physical strength compared to standard portland-based concrete. By John Davis, Inside Sales & Marketing Specialist, Sauereisen

  • Epoxy, Spray-Applied Lining Offer Solution For Damaged Concrete Clarifier
    Epoxy, Spray-Applied Lining Offer Solution For Damaged Concrete Clarifier

    When Resolute Forest Products was determining a solution for rehabilitation and protection of their 50,000 square foot concrete clarifier damaged from mild chemical attack and abrasion from their pulping process they contacted MBI Corexcel, a local corrosion-resistant specialized contractor, for assistance.

  • Supercharge Your WWTP Effluent: Six Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection
    Supercharge Your WWTP Effluent: Six Great Reasons To Consider Ozone For Wastewater Disinfection

    Most anyone reading this story is certainly familiar with the use of chlorine and/or UV for the disinfection of treated wastewater effluent. You’re also probably at least somewhat familiar with the use of ozone for drinking water treatment. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to just a few of the benefits of using ozone in your next wastewater treatment project. By  Louis LeBrun, PE

  • Pump Station Bar Screen Saves Wastewater Utility $26,000 In Annual Labor
    Pump Station Bar Screen Saves Wastewater Utility $26,000 In Annual Labor

    New Jersey’s Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority had a problem. The utilities authority operates a 5 MGD plant, with wastewater inflow arriving through a 48-in pipe routed 23 feet below grade level. Their manual inflow pump screening setup was difficult and hazardous to clean, and its 2.5” screen spacing let entirely too much non-dispersible waste through. Their 3,000 GPM non-clog pumps were constantly clogging, and workers were repeatedly exposed to a hazardous situation.

  • Oil Disaster Creates Problems For Water Utility
    Oil Disaster Creates Problems For Water Utility

    An oil spill in Kentucky threatened to contaminate the Ohio River and caused headaches for water officials this month. 

  • Addressing China's Wastewater Discharge Standards
    Addressing China's Wastewater Discharge Standards

    Since China's Contaminant Emission Standards for Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants were officially brought into effect in 2003, they have been strictly enforced by the country's environmental protection authorities. When a large wastewater treatment plant in China's largest city needed to improve its treatment capabilities to meet Class 1B discharge standards, it selected a system proven at facilities around the world to provide superior nitrification, BOD reduction and filtration of suspended solids in aerobic biological treatment applications. By Bill Stimeling, Disinfection Business Developer, America, Severn Trent Services

  • Feeling The Warmth Of Wastewater
    Feeling The Warmth Of Wastewater

    Philadelphia’s Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant is blazing a trail for energy efficiency and sustainability by extracting heat from wastewater, via the NovaThermal Energy system.

  • White House May Crack Down On Methane From Wastewater Operations
    White House May Crack Down On Methane From Wastewater Operations

    The Obama administration took aim at methane emissions from wastewater operations in its new strategy to combat climate change. 

  • Small Water Authority Faces Big Fine
    Small Water Authority Faces Big Fine

    The water authority in a tiny Pennsylvania town owes the state a large fine. 

  • EPA Called To Investigate Link Between Fracking And Pollution
    EPA Called To Investigate Link Between Fracking And Pollution

    The EPA is studying how fracking may harm drinking water, but House Democrats are calling on the agency to take stronger steps to crack down on this industry.

  • Is China Overlooking Desalination, Recycled Water?
    Is China Overlooking Desalination, Recycled Water?

    A Chinese official said his country overlooked the promises of recycled water and desalination technology by proceeding with its plan to undertake a gigantic construction project diverting water to arid regions. 

  • Aging Infrastructure Creates Challenges For Utilities And Their Customers
    Aging Infrastructure Creates Challenges For Utilities And Their Customers

    It’s no great secret that a sound infrastructure plays a critical role in the health of our economy and our individual health. A first-class infrastructure — not just well-maintained, but modernized and innovative — is the hallmark of a first-class nation. In the United States, up until relatively recently, building the best roads, bridges, railroads and water supply systems was a priority for that very reason. The literal foundation of America was once among the strongest in the world. By Myles Meehan, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, HomeServe USA

  • 10 Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
    10 Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals

    Smartphones, when programed with the right apps, can serve important functions at wastewater and water treatment facilities. These 10 apps make it easier to do everything from calculating chemical dosages to installing the right size sewage pipes. 

  • Model 6 Motor Control Center (MCC) Video
    Model 6 Motor Control Center (MCC) Video

    The Model 6 Arc Resistant MCC minimizes the potential for personnel injury by containing and redirecting the arc energy out from the top of the motor control center. The MCC offers the smallest footprint on the market while still providing superior strength and protection.

  • Using Granular Activated Carbon To Meet DBP Regulations
    Using Granular Activated Carbon To Meet DBP Regulations

    The Roche Harbor Water Treatment Plant is located on the northwest side of San Juan Island in San Juan County, Washington state. Although a significant part of the land in the county is privately owned, the watersheds there provide a public benefit for both residents and visitors.  San Juan Island’s economy is tourist-driven; the island was voted #2 on the New York Times list of “41 Places to go in 2011.” Its marina has been a top boating destination for more than fifty years. Incorporated in 1886, the community has seen slow but steady population growth in recent decades. Roche Harbor Water System Inc. has been in operation since 1968 when PVC piping replaced the island’s existing wooden pipe system.

  • Are Farmers To Blame For Nutrients, Algae In Lake Erie?
    Are Farmers To Blame For Nutrients, Algae In Lake Erie?

    As summer approaches, government and utility officials are preparing to ramp up the fight against algae on Lake Erie.

  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Rule: 73 Water Systems Still Not In Compliance
    Brain-Eating Amoeba Rule: 73 Water Systems Still Not In Compliance

    Almost all Louisiana communities are complying with a state water treatment mandate designed to ward off the brain-eating amoeba. 

LATEST HEADLINES

More News
Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup
Water Online - News, Innovations, And Thought Leadership On The Water And Wastewater Industry

SPECIAL FEATURE

MegaNet High Power AMI

With the addition of the MegaNet system, Mueller Systems offers municipalities and utilities of all sizes a smart metering solution to help them improve customer service and meet their business needs. Learn more.

 

PRODUCT GUIDE

GALAXY® Fixed Network AMI System

GALAXY® Fixed Network AMI System

GALAXY, our fixed network AMI system employs high-powered meter endpoints that work with an easy-to-deploy network of receivers to collect meter data.

EXO Extended Range Turbidity Sensor

EXO Extended Range Turbidity Sensor

Make accurate and extended range (0-4000 FNU) turbidity measurements in marine and fresh waters with a submersible field sensor for water quality sampling and monitoring for those measuring turbidity for storm water, construction run-off, flood events, TMDLs or other water quality concerns.

Echotel® Non-Contact Ultrasonic Two-Wire Transmitter

Echotel® Non-Contact Ultrasonic Two-Wire Transmitter

Echotel® Model 355 is a loop-powered, non-contact-type ultrasonic transmitter that performs liquid level, volume or open channel flow measurement.

AquaDDM® Direct-Drive Mixer

AquaDDM® Direct-Drive Mixer

For those applications where mixing requirements are the controlling factor, the AquaDDM® can reduce power costs, while delivering 3-4 times the mixing of any aerator of the same size.
Cryptosporidium And Giardia Inactivation

Cryptosporidium And Giardia Inactivation

Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite present in almost all surface waters. When ingested through drinking water, it can cause cryptosporidiosis, an illness characterized by severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which can be fatal to individuals with suppressed immune systems
Prosonic M FMU41

Prosonic M FMU41

Endress+Hauser continues to expand production of Level and Pressure measuring instruments.
Disinfection: FCL<I>i</I> Free Chlorine Measuring System

Disinfection: FCLi Free Chlorine Measuring System

Measuring free chlorine for on-line continuous applications can be accomplished in fresh water applications using the free chlorine system FCL without the use of chemical reagents or pre-treatment. The complete system includes a sensor, cable, analyzer, and flow controller. Continuous pH correction eliminates expensive and messy reagents and troublesome sample conditioning systems in samples having pH as high as 9.5. The full feature-packed analyzer includes dual outputs, three programmable alarm relays and a two-line display with a choice of six languages.

Floating Aerator / Mixer

Floating Aerator / Mixer

DO2E Aerator / Mixers are high-efficiency all welded, heavy-duty PVC devices that are unique in several ways. DO2E’s patented products are designed to pull water from significant depths for aeration and mixing. By operating with low-pressure (<1.85 P.S.I.) high-volume airflow, these devices maximize energy efficiency. Our patented products are scalable and multi voltage.

More Products & Services

CONNECT WITH US

WATER ONLINE FEATURED VIDEOS

An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions

An Introduction To NeoTech Aqua Solutions

Whether you’re managing municipal waters, working with cooling towers, or producing clean water, NeoTech Aqua Solutions offers disinfection, TOC reduction, and ozone destruction products that can be easily sized for your requirements.  Real-time dosimetry units provide exact dosage measurements, and a minimum number of lamps allow for halting of water flow without powering the unit down.

How To Install A UV Lamp

How To Install A UV Lamp

This video features a step-by-step demonstration of how to change out a used UV lamp and install a new one.

More Videos

SUPPLIER OF THE MONTH

Bio-Microbics

With more than 45,000 installations in over 60 countries, Bio-Microbics pre-engineered, pre-packaged, certified, “Fixed Integrated Treatment Technologies” (FITT) are the result of decades of real world operating history and proven results of decentralized water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment.

PREMIER PARTNERS

Our current premier partner is:

Singapore International Water Week

Click here to view a complete listing of our premier partners.

WATER ONLINE DIGITAL MAGAZINES

Providing expert insight into the most important topics in the water and wastewater industry.

2013 Wastewater Magazine September 2013 Digital Magazine
Includes:
Biological Nutrient Removal

Activated Sludge Instrumentat

Advanced Oxidation Processes
Includes:
EPA Priorities

Real-time Bacterial Sensors

Sludge Pretreatment
Includes:
Rinse, Repeat:
The Rise Of Water Reuse

The Shifting Challenges Of Wastewater Testing

Low-Cost Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling For Pump Stations
Includes:
A New Way To Deal With Sludge

Regulation Watch: Industrial Plants Beware

Instrumentation Pitfalls To Avoid
Includes:
Gender-Altering Effects Of PPCPs In Drinking Water

A 10-Step Method For Optimum Meter Reading

Private Capital: A White Knight For Water Infrastructure?

ABOUT WATER ONLINE

Water Online is the leading source of technical information and thought leadership for the drinking water and wastewater treatment community. If you are an operator, municipal manager, engineering consultant or industrial plant manager involved in the design or maintenance of stormwater, clean water and wastewater systems, you now have access to a comprehensive Web community delivering the latest updates on water and wastewater collection, treatment and distribution technologies to give you the knowledge to succeed in your industry.

In providing this technical information, the site offers detailed coverage of the basic operational elements of the water and wastewater industry: the resource management, supply, treatment and distribution of drinking water and the collection, treatment and disposal of stormwater and wastewater. Water Online covers the many ancillary functions that are required such as: nutrient removal, contaminant removal, wastewater aeration, water instrumentation, utility management and automatic meter reading (AMR), water quality analysis, water membranes, reverse osmosis and desalination, drinking water disinfection, wastewater filtration, pumps, flow control & measurement, stormwater management and sludge conditioning and disposal.

Water Online serves the information needs of engineers, water management planners, operational managers, consultants, elected officials, government personnel and others who are involved in the municipal water supply industry, and the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment field. Reflecting the dynamic and interactive character of the Web, Water Online is the most convenient source of technical, operational, product, management and regulatory information available for the water and wastewater industry.

Please take a moment to join our community and discover the benefits of your free membership.