Los Angeles county is considering a “controversial plan” to jumpstart housing development in rural areas by allowing property owners to bring in their own sources of drinking water if no others can be found.
Tainted tap water likely contributed to Legionnaires’ outbreaks in Flint, MI, according to a new study.
The Town of Guilderland and its water treatment plant are located in east-central New York, approximately 7 miles northwest of the state capitol of Albany, and about 125 miles north of New York City.
Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. By Robert Deithorn, Product Market Director, Calgon Carbon Corporation
In the wake of a contamination that forced the closure of the primary drinking water supply for the city of Newburgh, NY, in May, City Manager Michael Ciaravino is asking the state Department of Health (DOH) to begin testing residents.
America’s largest treated water supplier is buying up land in northern California.
The water infrastructure crisis that is usually hidden behind walls and under sidewalks is coming to a head in upstate New York.
St. Cloud Technical and Community College’s WETT program prepares students for careers as water and wastewater plant operators with a 95 percent placement average.
Reclaimed water system managers must provide their customers with water that is safe to use — free of pathogens and other contaminants. In addition, utilities face constant pressure to protect workers and the public from chemical hazards while reducing costs and increasing sustainability.
Driven by water loss problems, a Dallas suburb is diving into smart-meter technology for the first time.
A small town in Colorado warned residents not to drink or bathe with tap water last week because authorities suspected THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, might be contaminating the water supply.
In a testy back-and-forth, environmental groups in Florida are squaring off with a local power plant for what they claim are violations of the Clean Water Act.
Potable Water professionals are seeking innovative approaches to address water supply challenges associated with population growth, drought, and environmental protection.
This video explains how Aquis Leak Detection can reduce the amount of Non-revenue Water by reducing loss of water through existing leaks and reduce the risk of additional leaks. Furthermore energy consumption, emissions and use of chemicals are reduced and water quality is improved.
With Aquis the network is divided into several manageable control zones. This enables operators to react intelligently and responsibly. Contaminated areas can be shut down and adjacent areas isolated from the contaminated area so that the supply maybe maintained normally. Contingency plans can be quickly implemented.
It is believed that the legendary Greek physician Hippocrates invented the first bag filter in 500 BC, using it to trap sediment and remove foul tastes and odors from water. Since then, we’ve taken leaps and bounds in our understanding of filtration and how to take specific particles out of water for its many uses.
This video is a Customer Case for Aquis and Esbjerg, demonstrating how Esbjerg Utility has benefitted from implementing Aquis. The various departments at Esbjerg Utility are working together sharing information in the individually customized user interfaces and working on the same platform.
With the Aquis pressure optimization module the network can be operated within tight parameters ensuring adequate pressure all the time without wasted energy and unnecessary leakages. The module reduces the supply pressure, the leakages, the pumping costs and the CO2 emission. The operator has complete overview of pressure and flow in the network.
Like most digital technology, the move from traditional to smart water meters seems like an inevitable step in the march towards progress. However, due to cost and regulatory concerns, many utilities have yet to make the transition.
This video explains how engineers and operators by using Aquis can make intelligent decisions based on known network performance from historical data. Modeling scenarios draw on the digital mapping data for the existing network and the real time data from the SCADA system.
Operating staff can benefit from using Aquis in their daily work. The operator gets a complete overview of pressure and flow parameters of the entire network. The user interface is intuitive and requires no previous knowledge of Aquis. The interface can be configured to suit the operator's specific needs and requirements.
Aquis monitors and visualizes water quality covering parameters such as the age of the water, the direction and rate of flow and even the mixing of water from multiple sources. This enables the operator to choose the optimal combination of supply sources to achieve optimal water quality and optimizing production cost.
An existing effluent treatment plant was not meeting the a textile mill’s requirements for the recycle and reuse of textile effluent water for process purposes. QUA supplied Q-SEP 6008 ultrafiltration modules as part of a water treatment system that includes equalization, flash mixing, flocculation, clarifier, rapid sand filter, holding tank, MGF, ACF, Q-SEP ultrafiltration, and reverse osmosis. Read the full project profile to learn more.
A renowned pharmaceutical company in Pune, India, installed a water treatment system to recycle pharmaceutical process wastewater for reuse. Ultrafiltration was chosen as pretreatment to a reverse osmosis system, and the feed water was tertiary treated pharma effluent. Soon after operation began, the existing UF membranes were repeatedly choking, and QUA offered Q-SEP ultrafiltration modules to the customer to replace the existing UF membranes.
This video explains the concept of Aquis and how water utilities can benefit from implementing Aquis in terms of providing complete overview of the network as well as being a valuable optimization tool.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently voted to support the National Drinking Water Advisory Council’s (NDWAC) recommendation to remove lead service lines in the aftermath of the Flint, MI, lead contamination catastrophe.
In this Water Online Radio interview, Brian LaBelle, Director of Business Development, Water Treatment and Energy, George Fischer Piping Systems, explains how to select the correct piping material for your system. As LaBelle explains, pressure, temperature and chemical compatibility should all be considered alongside dimensions and application.
The ISA standard for alarms management, ISA 18.2 alarms management strategy, was recently released. The standard is a series of best practices for how to create a consistent culture of alarms management in your organization.
If you’re still unfamiliar with the name De Nora, it’s time to get acquainted. Traditionally a supplier of plates for electrolytic industries, the company purchased Severn Trent’s equipment business in 2015 and is investing in its core business of disinfection and filtration.
Ronald Arthur Watts drowned in a pond full of fecal matter at an Australian wastewater treatment facility two years ago. This month, his employer was held responsible.
A small Utah town has a sewer problem that looks like it came from a Hollywood set.
Benzene is at the center of policy dispute in Florida, where officials are considering a revamp of water-quality rules for the first time in decades.
The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?
For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council has submitted a report on water sector resiliency to the White House, recommending the removal of federal obstruction and increased collaboration between utilities.
More than a decade before the U.S. West’s historic drought, Australia had to solve an even longer, drier spell. What can we learn from their experience?
A pilot project demonstrates how biogas purification yields better fuel in the form of high-purity bio-methane.
Two California cities are at odds over who gets to control a big bunch of sewage.
Tests have indicated that the famous “Old Faithful” water system geyser in Jackson, WY, has “slightly elevated” levels of arsenic which could taint the drinking water supply.
Automation and information systems represent a major investment for industrial businesses, both large and small. Long-term protection of that investment should be a significant consideration when selecting a partner and a system. By Phil Couling, Product Marketing Director, Supervisory HMI & SCADA
Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one Human Machine Interface (HMI) for over 25 years and offers legendary ease of use, market leading innovation, unequalled investment protection, brilliant graphics, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.
As market demands and business drivers continue to evolve for customers in manufacturing and production industries, it is very clear that organizations are under significant pressure to increase the speed and agility of their business and manufacturing operations.
Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of their newest product, the liquid ammonium sulfate (LAS) feed system.
Energy saving and re-use of materials become more and more important and are crucial for maintaining a good and healthy environment for future generations.
Technavio analysts forecast the global industrial sludge treatment chemicals market to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.
A new study suggests that improvements in air quality over the Potomac watershed, including the Washington, D.C., metro area, may be responsible for recent progress on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.
Veolia will provide a suite of sustainable solutions based on its industry expertise and extensive treatment infrastructure to help the Council reach its target of zero waste to landfill.
Water Standard, a global leader in water treatment solutions for the energy industry, announced today that it has been awarded four separate projects by various international oil companies.
John M. Sawyer, with extensive project management, service and sales experience with environmental equipment, has been appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for BioAir Solutions.
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Swan Analytical USA Inc. is a leading manufacturer of, and field service provider for, online analytical instruments for measuring turbidity, free chlorine, total chlorine, chloramines, bromine, ozone, pH/REDOX, dissolved oxygen, phosphate, fluoride, ammonium, nitrate, and conductivity/TDS in drinking water production. Learn more.
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