The same company that is being sued for the deaths of two men at a wastewater treatment facility has found itself in hot water for some of the same safety violations.
Researchers claim they have developed a device that can help utilities test water quality in situ at a lower cost than devices currently in use.
Earlier this year, the cities of Security, Widefield, and Fountain, CO, experienced higher than normal concentrations of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, in their water supply.
A Tallahassee water employee was hospitalized this month after being injured on the job.
In a strange case at an Indiana utility this month, 166 treatment containers disappeared, and two people lost their jobs in the aftermath.
A progressive private utilities company in Louisiana was chomping at the bit to try new pump station technology that would eliminate clogs and unscheduled maintenance, all the while saving power.
Although by no means overwhelming, clogging problems in a county prison wastewater treatment system had simply become a nuisance, and it was time to take action with new technology to solve the problem. Read the full case study to learn more.
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works Stony Brook Pump Station was facing on-going interruptions to pumping operations as a result of “ragging”—a common challenge in wastewater pumping where a build-up of fibrous materials leads to frequent pump blockages.
London’s Heathrow Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports catering for more than 200,000 passengers each day with an average of 1,200 flights arriving and departing from the airport daily. Heathrow Airport Water Services Department has an extensive network of 120 pumping stations to manage and they agreed to install and trial Xylem’s new state-of-the-art Flygt wastewater pumping system in an effort to solve chronic clogging issues at one of the airport’s wastewater pumping stations.
Operators of a municipal wastewater pumping station in the rural town of Lomma on Sweden’s south-western coast agreed to install and trial a revolutionary new wastewater pumping system in an effort to solve clogging issues at the pump station.
Operators of a wastewater pumping station at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman were facing serious clogging issues, having to frequently lift the station’s pump and manually remove waste solids and grease build-up.Furthermore, as the station couldn’t handle the flow during peak hours, it was not unusual to have overflows that would reach the adjacent roads.
The city of Crystal Lake, IL, was able to parlay a longterm solid relationship with a major pump manufacturer into a clogging solution for one pump station, cost-saving standardization and reduced inventory across its remaining pump stations, and significant energy savings.
How do energy savings performance contracts work? An energy services company (ESCO) breaks down the process and shares recent results from a participating wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).
Learn about the advantages and implementation of AMI from experts who are making “smarter water” a reality.
Flygt introduces Concertor, a fully integrated system with high operational flexibility that takes wastewater pumping to a whole new level.
This new smart, interconnected wastewater pumping system from Xylem’s Flygt brand senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time and provides feedback to pumping station operators.
The City of Fond du Lac estimates energy savings at 20 percent at the Wild Life Acres lift station after installing the Concertor system. Bothersome, time-consuming, and expensive cleaning call outs have also been reduced, as confirmed by monitoring system tracking the lift station operation both before and after the introduction of Concertor.
Drought is not the only water concern for Californians these days. A recent study found that nearly 56,000 Californians are exposed to drinking water that has surpassed the federal safety standards for arsenic.
The wastewater industry may be an asset in helping law enforcement officials track down drug dealers.
It is intuitive to think that regulating harmful contaminants has a positive impact on water quality.
Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) serves about 142,000 customers in Riverside County, CA. The EMWD service area is one of the largest for any water district in arid southern California. On the drinking water side, EMWD manages two water treatment plants and over 15 reservoirs. With 70% of the district’s water coming from the Metropolitan Water District with chloramine disinfection, EMWD has become reliant on chloramine disinfection to manage long transmission lines and longer detention times.
While several case studies demonstrate that participation in water quality trading markets can have dramatic economic benefits, relatively few communities participate. The U.S. EPA and USDA teamed up to find out why, hoping to increase participation.
The city of Fresno, CA, and private contractors there have been accused by residents of allowing dangerous levels of lead and other harmful substances to enter the water supply.
Clean water activists in Florida hit a snag this month in their legal effort to prevent the state from raising its limits on certain toxic chemical in drinking water.
Officials in a populous coastal state are cracking down on water wasters and passing emergency measures to bolster their dwindling water supplies — and it’s not the state you might think.
Unlike dead-head filtration characterized by a single flow in and out, both reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) technologies are unique in that they produce two effluent streams, a lower TDS (total dissolved solids) permeate and a higher TDS concentrate.
This is the third installment of a three-part series exploring headworks screening problems and solutions. In this installment we will explore solids removal options for headworks facilities.
More than 6,800 cubic yards of structural concrete are being used in the construction of a new Trickling Filter and Trickling Filter Pump Station in Bismarck, North Dakota. These structures are being built well below the area’s water table, and the more than 6,800 cubic yards of concrete will protect them against the effects of Mother Nature.
This article is in support of the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign — a national online movement to raise awareness about the value of water and water infrastructure.
In late August, the city of St. Petersburg, FL, began discharging partially treated sewage into Tampa Bay because of heavy rain.
California regulators took a step closer to allowing direct potable reuse (DPR) this month, releasing a study about the feasibility of using this treatment practice in the drought-plagued state.
Scientists working for the New Jersey government have released new recommendations on a controversial contaminant, suggesting a safety level that is lower than federal standards.
When emergencies inevitably arise, municipal operators need to be prepared to respond immediately to restore services in order to provide safe, reliable water to their customers. Take for example the City of Cisco, Texas.
Until 2012, the Kaufman, TX, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) operated two separate aeration basins with mechanical surface aerators. As the plant’s equipment aged and required more frequent and expensive repairs and maintenance, the City of Kaufman followed its engineering firm’s recommendation to install a new, more efficient, fine bubble-diffused air system rather than simply replacing its old mixers with in-kind equipment.
Clearas Water Recovery's patented treatment platform, Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery (ABNR) technology, is highly modular and scalable, providing a sustainable approach to cleaning water. The Clearas system consists of three core phases: the blend phase, the nutrients recovery phase and the separation phase. For optimal results, Clearas has partnered with Endress+Hauser for dependable products and reliable technical expertise.
Last year, three million gallons of acid mine water from the Gold King Mine spill near Silverton, CO, entered the Animas and San Juan rivers.
A former Michigan official admitted last week that she had data about health problems in Flint, MI, amid a tap-water crisis in the city but did not speak up publicly about what she knew.
Two people died this month in connection to Legionella-tainted water at a medical center in Seattle, WA.
As interest in biogas grows, more attention is being paid to measuring biogas flow, which has long been a problem area in process measuring technology.
200-acre Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ, is supported by a series of barns and other support facilities that house in excess of 500 horses during track operations. In the mid-1990s the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) constructed facilities to collect horse wash water and first flush stormwater runoff for conveyance to the Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority (TRWRA), a wastewater treatment facility located in Monmouth Beach.
A Bergen County, NJ, riverside town receives relief from torturous flooding after its stormwater pumping station is dramatically improved by the installation of new Flygt pumps.
The water sector is undergoing structural shifts that will demand changes to the way in which we operate if we are to meet our water challenges in the future. Water volatility is increasing.
Michigan made a rule change that will prevent Flint from suing the state over the lead-contamination crisis that has drawn criticism for officials at every level of government.
Nestlé Waters North America recently announced that it is partnering with Imagine H2O (IH2O), the water innovation accelerator, to help provide entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility needed to launch and scale water solutions.
OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dallas-based Progressive Water Treatment Inc. (PWT), recently modernized and expanded a large Northeast Ohio power plant's boiler feedwater treatment system, improving economy, and doubling capacity to 800 gallons per minute (GPM).
Seeking to increase the wastewater treatment capacity at the Brush Creek sewage plant without expanding its footprint, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, turned to GE’s high-performance LEAPmbr* membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology for an upgrade.
GE recently announced that the Yorkville-Bristol Sanitary District (YBSD) in the Fox River watershed in Illinois is the first customer for its new ZeeLung membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) technology.
Pall Corporation, a world leader in filtration, separation and purification technologies, today announced that it has been selected as the membrane filtration provider for the City of Spokane, Washington’s Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility upgrade. The upgrade is designed to meet stringent discharge limits for phosphorus, with a goal to improve the quality of the Spokane River as part of a major initiative within the city's Integrated Clean Water Plan.
Xylem, (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the most complex water issues, has developed another breakthrough technology that advances the wastewater sector with a smart, sustainable solution: the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.
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