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    Colorado Springs Struggles To Meet EPA’s PFC Guidelines

    Drinking water is becoming a luxury for 80,000 people south of Colorado Springs, as invisible toxic chemicals are contaminating their drinking water.

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    Wisconsin Regulators Drop Ball On Waste Plant Oversight

    Wisconsin regulators are not doing enough to monitor municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, according to a new state audit.

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    One Texas Utility: Sex Crimes, Infrastructure Woes, And Reporting Problems

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    Headworks Improvements Resulted In Significant Reduction Of Maintenance

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    How To Use SCADA To Avoid Overflows

    If wastewater treatment plant operators have nightmares, it’s a good bet that many of them have to do with sewage overflows. Few events are as catastrophic for a wastewater facility as a surge of water it can’t process being churned out into the public sphere, in violation of environmental regulations, and to the detriment of public health.

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    How To Evolve With SCADA

    Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are the digital pulse of water and wastewater treatment plants. Serving as the information hub, SCADA makes the most of the day’s cutting-edge technology and in turn uses it to make the most of the plant’s operations. But how to keep up with a system that evolves as quickly as the greatest minds in the field will allow?

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    Major Lock Expansion In Belgium

    Located on the Belgium-Netherlands’ border, the Lanaye Locks link the Albert and Juliana Canals, the latter of which is a side canal of the River Meuse. The three locks are a vital route between Northern and Southern Europe and have operated alongside each other since 1964 but, as two of these are too narrow to accommodate even smaller convoy, the larger lock had over time become a serious bottle neck for canal traffic.

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    What Impact Will Revisions To Toxic Substances Control Act Have?

    Americans have come to question their drinking water these days. With incidents in Flint, MI, and constant lead contamination discoveries at schools and elsewhere, it make sense that people are skeptical of their drinking water.

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    Discovering Contamination At Local Schools, D.C. Slashes Lead Action Level

    Washington, D.C. is imposing new standards for lead in drinking water after finding high levels at local schools.

  • Minnesota Treatment Plants Grapple With Dioxane
    Minnesota Treatment Plants Grapple With Dioxane

    Two water plants in Minnesota are waging a battle against a likely cancer-causing industrial chemical, and their facilities need multimillion-dollar upgrades to fend off the contaminant, which has been detected in 19 municipal water systems in the state. 

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    A Gameplan For Water Technology Innovation

    The Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute has mapped out best practices for water industry innovation and a framework for converting ideas into action.

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    Saving Process Costs With Software Support Part 2: Practical Tips For Phase 4

    The software tools provided by system and component suppliers can support them in this; they have been available for quite some time and their number is constantly growing. The short tips in this white paper are intended as a guide to selecting tools which will help you to save valuable time in the eight-phase model of the value creation process. This white paper offers guidance on the challenges in the individual value creation phases, support tools, how you can become even more productive with networked tools, and tips about which functions can be used and when.

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    Saving Process Costs With Software Support Part 1: Practical Tips For Phases 1 – 3

    Product life cycles are becoming ever shorter. Less and less time is available, whether for development of an installation or its possible modernization. Companies and their employees therefore try to continuously optimize their processes as that is the only way they can remain competitive and deal with increasingly demanding challenges. This white paper offers guidance on the challenges in the individual value creation phases, support tools, how you can become even more productive with networked tools, and tips about which functions can be used and when.

  • Optimize Your Water Discharge Quality Through Accurate Turbidity And Suspended Solids Measurement
    Optimize Your Water Discharge Quality Through Accurate Turbidity And Suspended Solids Measurement

    The clarity of water in a stream, river or ocean is a key determinant in fostering a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem. The clearer the water, the greater the ability of light to penetrate to aquatic plants which generate the oxygen needed for aquatic life.

  • Feds Ban Treatment Of Fracking Waste At Public Treatment Plants
    Feds Ban Treatment Of Fracking Waste At Public Treatment Plants

    Public sewage plants will not treat waste from fracking operations under a new ban imposed by the federal government.

  • Courts Blocks New York City Rate Increase
    Courts Blocks New York City Rate Increase

    A judge slapped down a new water billing proposal from New York City, throwing a wrench in the city’s plan to hikes rates and offer a rebate this summer.

  • Standpipe Fight In Arizona Illustrates Availability Issues
    Standpipe Fight In Arizona Illustrates Availability Issues

    The battle for available access to water is brewing in San Tan Valley, AZ, as a community advocate recently filed a complaint with state regulators against Johnson Utilities.

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    Funding and cost concerns are the biggest stress on utilities, according to engineering firm Black & Veatch’s latest analysis of trends in the water industry.

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    Amid Opposition From Locals, Nestle Abandons Poconos Project

    Amid community opposition to the project, Nestle Waters has abandoned its plan for a proposed water extraction facility in the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

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