• Water Use In Oil And Gas
    Water Use In Oil And Gas

    The oil and gas industry is undergoing a series of dramatic shifts with one common outcome: extracting hydrocarbons is harder than ever before.

  • California Maintenance Trainee Victim Of ‘Drought Rage’
    California Maintenance Trainee Victim Of ‘Drought Rage’

    Californians upset by people who waste water have taken to social media over the last year to shame them. As the Visalia Times-Delta put it, "Drought snitching is now a thing.”

  • Utilities At Odds With Green Group Over Reservoir Project
    Utilities At Odds With Green Group Over Reservoir Project

    Controversy around a proposed reservoir project in California comes down to a fundamental disagreement on how water utilities should protect the future of the water supply amid climate change and population growth.

  • AquaMaster 3 For Potable And Wastewater Treatment
    AquaMaster 3 For Potable And Wastewater Treatment

    ABB Instrumentation solutions for potable & waste water treatment featuring the Aquamaster 3. Aquamaster 3 provides users with a truly flexible flowmeter offering the highest levels of intelligence and accuracy for water measurement applications.

  • Perspectives On 'Water for Development':  Keys To Project Development And Financing
    Perspectives On 'Water for Development': Keys To Project Development And Financing

    An interview with Xavier Leflaive, Water Team Leader, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • Uranium Contamination Plagues Aquifers Serving Nearly 2 Million
    Uranium Contamination Plagues Aquifers Serving Nearly 2 Million

    Uranium levels are around 180 times the safe limit in aquifers serving nearly 2 million people in the Midwest and California, according to new research.

  • Texas Teen Invents New Filter For E-Waste
    Texas Teen Invents New Filter For E-Waste

    E-waste is the target of a groundbreaking new water treatment technology recently debuted by a teenager from Texas.

  • U.S. Drought Reshapes Thinking On Water Solutions
    U.S. Drought Reshapes Thinking On Water Solutions

    California’s drought, increasing water consumption, and improving technology costs are sparking deployment of more advanced municipal and industrial solutions to address water stress across the U.S. The epicenter of change is across the U.S. Sunbelt, where wastewater reuse and desalination have been thrust into the spotlight as key solutions. 

  • Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training
    Testing The Waters: SCADA Simulator Updates Operator Training

    The trainees are illuminated by several blinking monitors, testing their knowledge and reactions to catastrophic events displayed as technical readouts in the operating systems before them. They interpret technical data, make adjustments, and pilot the system around disaster and back to stability.

  • EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court
    EPA Water Rule Hits Roadblock In Court

    The federal government’s sweeping update to the Clean Water Act hit a setback last week when a federal judge halted the proposal in certain states hours before it became enforceable.

  • California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs
    California Utilities Struggle To Offset Conservation Costs

    Water rates are expected to go up in California, according to a survey of water utilities released by the rating agency Fitch.

  • Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility
    Think You Have It Tough? Try Being A Small Water Utility

    I’ve worked with small utilities across the U.S. for some time, and I can tell you they are struggling. They are facing a sustainability crisis so serious, because of so many challenges and lack of resources, that many believe they will be unable to continue in the future.

  • The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?
    The Black Lagoon Or The Blue Lagoon?

    To men of a certain age, the word “lagoon” conjures two very different images. In the first, it’s the Creature from the Black Lagoon — a scary gill-man emerging from the ooze. In the other, it’s the idyllic Blue Lagoon, with Brooke Shields frolicking in an island fantasyland.

  • When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments
    When Product Recovery Systems Are Sound Investments

    As advancements in technology have led to smaller, faster, and more durable process equipment, industrial manufacturers are eyeing new hardware to boost product yield in their new and existing facilities. This fact is evident as capital spending figures from the top 37 companies in the food and beverage industry topped $18.5 billion in 2014, a nearly 15 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Frac Water Management Industry Still Worth $1.9 Billion
    Frac Water Management Industry Still Worth $1.9 Billion

    As global oil prices have dropped, fracking activity has declined. But treating fracking wastewater remains a major opportunity for the water industry, according to a recent report by Lux Research.

  • Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers
    Albertville WWTP Uses Biogas Blower To Replace Natural Gas To Fuel Boilers

    As part of an ongoing effort to improve efficiency and lifecycle costs across all of its projects, a Municipal Utilities Board in Albertville, Ala., set out to upgrade solids handling at the WWTP and pursue Class A biosolids certification, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designation for dewatered and heated sludge that contains low levels of pathogens.

  • Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification
    Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification

    A few letters after your name can make all the difference in your career — just ask any RN, CPA, or PE. They prove your ability, expertise, and work ethic. Such certification functions well for countless trades, so why not for water and wastewater operators?

  • 'Erin Brockovich Pollutant' Chromium-6 Returns To California
    'Erin Brockovich Pollutant' Chromium-6 Returns To California

    New data shows that the pollutant made famous by environmentalist Erin Brockovich appears to be tainting water in a California district and posing a potential threat to customer safety.

  • Cyanide Infects Tianjin Waterways After Chemical Plant Explosion
    Cyanide Infects Tianjin Waterways After Chemical Plant Explosion

    Waterways in China contain an appallingly high level of cyanide after an August 12 explosion at a chemical plant that killed at least 123 people.

  • The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF
    The "Design For Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings" Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water.

  • Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial
    Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial

    This video features the lead operator for the ozone and filtration systems at the Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant in Quebec, Canada, Mr. Yves DelaFontaine.  As you’ll see in the video, Yves has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation, which took place in 2014.  

  • Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time
    Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time

    Recently launched by ABB, the VIS (VEGA Isokinetic Sampling) Multi-Phase Flow Meter is the ideal solution for measuring and monitoring flow rates of oil, gas and water close to the wellhead. VIS enables simultaneous measurement of the three different phases with extreme accuracy.

  • VIS Multiphase Flowmeter
    VIS Multiphase Flowmeter

    The VIS multiphase flowmeter can measure oil, gas and water in one real-time stream. The VIS is low maintenance requiring no calibration and is backed by a global ABB service network. 

  • 15 Million Gallons Spilled After San Andreas Pipeline Bursts
    15 Million Gallons Spilled After San Andreas Pipeline Bursts

    Regional water utilities in California had to call on backup water supply plans after a major water pipeline burst in San Bruno late last month, spilling millions of gallons of water.

  • California Pol Argues Left To Blame For Water Shortages
    California Pol Argues Left To Blame For Water Shortages

    Water shortages out West are largely the fault of the political left, according to a Republican House member from California who recently slammed Democratic politicians for opposing policies contained in a controversial drought bill.

  • Options To Replenish Depleting Groundwater
    Options To Replenish Depleting Groundwater

    It supplies drinking water for more than half of the total U.S. population and greater than 95 percent of the rural population. It helps grow our food because more than 60 percent of it is used for irrigation to grow crops. It's an important component in many industrial processes, and it’s a source to recharge lakes, rivers, and wetlands.

  • E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County
    E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County

    The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley, California, is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8, serving approximately 26,000 metered connections — 22,000 of which are now read by Neptune’s R900® System.

  • Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo
    Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo

    The city of Laredo, Texas, had been walking to read its 67,543 water meters – 59,138 residential and 8,405 commercial accounts – using a manual method that took up to ten staff on the streets nearly an entire month to read to meet a monthly billing schedule. With the dawn of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, the City began their search for the right metering solution for the department’s needs.

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