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    The MemPulse® MBR System from Evoqua Water Technologies employs a unique wastewater treatment process that combines activated sludge treatment with membrane filtration resulting in greater effluent quality at a reduced life-cycle cost. 

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    Local Support Saves Time And Money

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    Flint: Corporate Giants Step In For Utilities

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    Smart Water Meter Adoption Rates On The Rise

    A major survey of utility executives shows that smart water meter adoption rates are on the rise.

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    Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter

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    Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime

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    Clamp-On Flowmeters Increase Gas Pipeline Performance

    SITRANS FUG1010 portable ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeters used to check and verify the performance of existing metering equipment in a gas pipeline enables gas distribution company to increase operation efficiency by revealing measurement issues and discrepancies. Read the full case study to learn more.

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    Surfing Our Way Through 'The Internet Of Things'

    By nature, I’m a curious person and always looking at innovations outside of the water industry for inspiration in my daily work. I recently came across an article talking about how AT&T was embracing the idea of the Internet of Things, and it was a real eye-opener on how technology is evolving in our unseen daily interactions aside from iPhones and tablets.

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